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This is a photo of a Magnolia tree developed in Magnolia juice!!!!!

Click on the image to watch a little film snippet!



Biking And Analogy

No rain yesterday, so I took my chance for a little bike ride all down Linnégatan and along the harbour down that beautiful big bridge to Röda Sten and then up the hill across Slottskogen back home.
I took my camera and my Solstickan matchboxes for animation with me, was sitting on a bench in the park, thinking about running girls … and then I saw this statue: a running girl / woman with roots under her feet! Somehow it matched my thoughts and my film … so I filmed her too. Analogy. The story will come.

The artist of the rootgirl is Klara Kristalova!


Fresh Photos

Baryte photos need to dry over night between towels.

Good morning! These are my results from yesterday’s darkroom session, I developed some in Caffenol, some in Blätterol – tree leaves tea! Some are too dark, some are wischiwaschi, must try more. It’s not so easy with the right light exposure time but I’m already in love with my improvised toilet darkroom!!!





First Super 8 Stills

I just couldn’t wait … I have already developed 4 TriX super 8 films here in different potions like Kompostol, Gurkol, Caffenol, Beetrootol … and since I don’t have the possibility to digitize my films here (I will do that when I’m back in Berlin) I chased them through Maria’s lovely Eumig projector and filmed some snippets with my phone. Inverted them in iMovie.
Here come some stills!!!! Blue tone because of slightly brownish tint of the film plus the warm projector light = inverted colour = blueish.


Konst Och Kompost

Workshop i miljövänlig filmframkallning!!!

It was just a 2 hours workshop for 3 people – thanks for being part of it, Ina-Marie, Matilda and Ben-Hui Grace!

It was fun … though very cold and wet, the rain just wouldn’t stop all day long …
But anyway … we filmed a little and then we developed the stripe in Kompostol (made from banana and potato peels, some bell pepper remains, some black tea I had this morning …) – a powerful and very ecofriendly developer! Foodwaste for film!!!

Vad ska vi göra?

Kort introduktion till Super-8, inspelning av en spontan film tillsammans (bara 30 sekunder lång), blandning av en soppa gjord av material från det som växer runt oss (Magnolia-blommor och mer) plus lite matavfall från Dagies frukost! Enkel filmframkallning och den lilla gemensamma filmen är klar!
(Denna framkallningsvätska är stark, smaskig, helt miljövänlig och fantastisk att bearbeta sina svartvita negativ i, både stillbilder och rörlig bild, samt fotopapper!)


Beautiful Lake Stora Delsjön

Only 7 km away from Göteborg‘s Center: beautiful, calm lake Delsjön, in the middle of a forest! Nice bikeride for me, easy to find. Some tough people took a swim! Can’t believe it … the water is just a few degrees up from zero … and they jump into it! Vikings! Cool!!!


Styr Och Ställ

… is my new bike connection … like Nextbike in Germany. Not too expensive … and there are many here in the streets!
Yesterday: first warm day! So I went to a nearby park (Slottskogen) and watched some ducks and had a peace ice.


My Next Favourite Pinhole Photo

Ooooh, I love this one even more! Me and friends in front of the Konstepidemin meeting tent! 30 seconds exposure time, cloudy weather!


Up The Hill

This is my favourite pinhole photo of the day!
There’s a kind of hill opposite my house … everything is just beginning to bloom and to grow leaves and animals seem to live in / on it.



These matchboxes! I just HAVE to do something with them … play … film … animate …

Solstickan is a Swedish charity foundation founded in 1936 for aiding children in need. The money for the foundation is gathered through the sales of the Solstickan matchbox or lighter which over the years have become the most well known and purchased matchbox in Sweden. The art work of the matchbox was made in 1936 by the artist Einar Nerman and is a painting of his own son.
Today, the money from the Solstickan foundation goes mostly to science and research in child diseases.



Shaking Coincidence / Wackelmagnolie

I love coincidences and accidents you might have noticed by now 😉
I wanted to take a nice pinhole photo of my favourite Magnolia tree in bloom … but the camera was not really well fixed to the tripod so it wobbled a little during the only 2 seconds exposure time …
Doesn’t matter, the result is so cool!!!!



It works! It works! It works!!!

Swedish cucumber pickles water, in union with washing soda and vitamin c = a strong developer. I developed a super 8 test stripe in it. Good result, clear images! Nice smell too!


Augenfransen! Eye Fringes!

My new Swedish favourite word: Ögonfranser! Augenfransen! Eye Fringes!
(Wimpern / Eyelashes)


Duck Wall

Just a wall of ducks today!



Was für ein lustiges Wort … ich lese es überall – und ich hab keine Ahnung, was das bedeuten könnte und kann es mir auch nicht irgendwoher ableiten.

Erbsenzähler Erbschleicher Erdatlanten Abhandengekommene!

Dazu passt kein Bild … doch, vielleicht meine Magnolie am Picknicktisch? Vielleicht ist sie ein Erbjudand? 😉


The Little Things

Yesterday it was cold and rainy all day so I mostly stayed inside and and admired some tiny beauty spots here and there in my studio 😉 … and took some pinhole photos.


Evening Kitchen View Into The Trees



My first day – my first pinhole negative. Developed in Caffenol of course. No scanner available, just a quick shot with my phone. Digitally inverted.


At Konstepidemin, Göteborg, Sweden

I am finally here now, at my sweet studio at Konstepidemin, Göteborg / Gothenburg, Sweden!!
I am invited here to stay 1 month and make some pictures 😉

It was a long train ride from Berlin, Germany, about 14 hours … via Denmark … across the beautiful Öresund bridge that connects Denmark with Sweden. Entering Sweden the Corona Border Police checked my fresh and negative German Corona test and for some obscure reason didn’t accept it, sent me back across the bridge to Denmark to make a quick test and then, after a 3rd bridge crossing they let me in! Welcome in Sweden!!! (Denmark had accepted it btw).

But I must say it was all ok for me, I lost just 2 hours (the bridge trip doesn’t take more than 15 minutes from Hyllie, the first Swedish city and Kastrup Airport Station, the first Danish stop) – Göteborg-bound trains go every hour – and everybody was extremely friendly and explaining (the tall, blonde, charming officer said they are taking off about 100 people every day – with tests they don’t accept, and send them back to do a quick test …).

I mean: it’s a pandemic! You shouldn’t travel at all … or if you have to (like me), be prepared for some inconveniences. Still I feel very very privileged to be here!



Berlin Wall Memorial

I love to feel like a tourist in my own city!
Standing at the tram station, waiting … I suddenly feel all the history here …


Universe Flower

Wow, look at this petunia flower!! I see the universe!




More Pinhole Activities


Come In From The Cold, Little Moth!


Pinhole Activities

April oh April, you are so damn cold … I don’t really feel like going outside my warm nest … being at my friend’s country home for a couple of days …

But there I went and you can see the results here: some new pinhole photos!!! Path into nothing and some flowers in the wild (I am fascinated by the extreme large field of depth of this lovely Illy coffee camera flower power picture!!!!).


Pinky Sun

A very expired Ektachrome 160 film, developed in ECN-2, digitally inverted. Weird pink and sky blue colours!



No more drinks.



Chopping some withered tulips is fun!
I make a tea, a nicely smelling green tea, not to be drunk by me but to find its fulfillment in a black&white developer as you might have guessed.

It works fine and softly! I made some positive photo prints using my favourite baryte photo paper: FOMA.


Walk Into Spring