This Friday, a local restaurant in Borås is exhibiting some of my street images. At Tonys Restaurang you can see a small collection of pictures from London, Berlin, Amsterdam and Gothenburg.
I was born 15 years after the end of WWII. I was taught to never forget. I just want all of you young to understand have horrified our parents were, when they realized the extend of the atrocities of the nazis. And that it can happen again.
I was in Berlin twice in 2014. The place that got to me the most was probably Denkmal für die ertmordeten Juden. Here a couple of pics. Today, to remember the holocaust.
This is an image I’ve mostly (since I took it in Berlin in September 2013) displayed in black and white. But I’m getting more hesitant about that choice.
The last year I’ve started to do my pics more and more in colour. Almost every photograph I took in Lisbon in April have therefor been in color. So I’m wondering – this pic, is it better in color too?
This Saturday, me and a lot other photographers participate in a makeshift exhibition at Planket in Gothenburg. Everyone get a metre (1,1 yard) and what you do with it is up to you.
I’ll go hardcore. I’ll laminate my 10-12 pics and nail them to wooden boards, just for fun (and for the possibility of rain).
Wanna see some more?
Planket, right by Bältesspännarparken and Trädgårdsföreningen in Gothenburg – Saturday August 20th, 12.00-18.00
The third of my friends in my street photography community (Gothenburg area) that I’ll like to introduce is Mats Johansson. As many of us, he’s got another job full time and take pics wherever he go (as he travels a lot). No matter whether you call Mats an amateur or not, he’s got that great eye for interesting pics.
I saw one of Mats exhibitions last spring, where he declared that anything urban interests him, sometimes it’s street art, sometimes street photography – quite often a combination of the two. In his own words:
– To look for and catch moments, views and interesting meetings in a urban environment is magic, especially with lots of people and movements in them. It’s the mix of documentary and art that fascinates me.
Photos: Mats Johansson
In the Gothenburg area (Sweden) there are several really good street photographers, we kind of blend and mix in an unofficial photography network. I thought I’ll introduce some of them to you. First up is Agneta Dellefors Rydén.
Pic in top is called “selfie”
– It’s happening here and now. You don’t notice it, but there’s an non-staged play constantly going on, lacking both director and script.
It’s her own words, at a exhibition she’s currently having at Scandinavian Photo in Mölndal, just south of Gothenburg. If you’re close by, I strongly recommend you to go there. One reason is that almost all pics are better printed and hung on a white wall, but the main reason is of course that she’s a great photographer.
Her eyes spot both details and whole pictures, and her imaging is just as good. I believe she’s really good at the postproduction as the exhibited pics all are balanced, funny or intriguing – and sometimes all of that. She was kind enough to let me publish two of her pics from the exhibition. The one below is a real favorite…
Photo: Agneta Dellefors Rydén
Silly or not, I’m glad that someone else like to share my pics. Sometimes (on Instagram) I add the hashtag #Shootoff and some of those pics get shared. These are the latest nine pics that got shared by Shootoff. And my normal 20-40 likes/pic add upp to a little more. Nice.
Can you guess which of these nine that got the highest acclaim?
Yup, thats the one. “Thru it all”, botton middle…
Street photography isn’t at all about the streets themselves, it’s about people in the urban environment and on what people do and influence.
So, is this a “street photography”, even though there is no people in it?
I think so.