Lazy days in Cyprus

Such a nice and lazy vacation we took. One week on a family friendly resort in Cyprus. OBC or Ocean Beach Club, located outside Ayia Napa. We thought we’d kick start the summer with just playing in the pool, eating ice creams and enjoy our time together as a family. I can recommend that :)

Packing gear for a vacation is still a struggle for me. I keep trying out different cameras and lenses to get closer to the holy grail of cameras. But after some consideration I went with a “cheaper” setup and I don’t regret that at all. I went with my Nikon F100 instead of a Contax 645 or a Leica M7. That might sound crazy but I guarantee that most wouldn’t see the difference. The lens was the cheap nifty fifty, 50mm 1.8 G. Such a light combo, and with auto focus it was perfect when capturing the kids (or anything else for that matter). I used both 35mm Kodak TMAX 100 and Portra 400. Two perfect summer film stocks. Along with that I used my other favourite focal length, 28mm. This time it wasn’t the Leica Q. Instead I used Fujifilm XE3 and their 18mm f2 lens (28mm equivalent). Perfect in size, this little combo was a great match for me and my needs. I love getting the environment in some portraits and I think 28mm works especially well when photographing my kids. Wide open and getting really close is the way to go! All digital images are edited with Rebecca Lily Pro Set IV & V. All scans by Camrnecita Film Lab.

I hope you enjoy a glimse of the Cyprus summer!

 
 
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Mixed GOT // City guide

I have often thought about doing a city guide of Gothenburg, inspired by early VSCO and the city guides they posted on their blog. But for me it will be sort of a city guide made on film. Film because I enjoy that experience more than digital (also the results). My beautiful black Hasselblad 500CM with Portra 400 and Leica M7 with Tri-X, is the intended gear I will use (all 50mm equivalent). I haven't really come around to do so many places yet, but I see this as a long term project, that I will pick up again during the spring/summer.

First place out is Magasinsgatan. It has more alternative side compared to the main shopping streets. Here you'll find the best coffee, food trucks, interior/clothing stores. I both love the look and feel of this place. It makes me feel like I'm not really in Sweden. And that's actually a good thing! More on that some other time... 

I hope you enjoy our beautiful Gothenburg and I hope to see some of you amazing photographers do the same for your city!

 

Hasselblad 501CM // Portra 400 & Tri-X // Scans by Carmencita Film Lab

 

 

Christmas Fair at Strömma Farm lodge

In December we went to a place called Strömma Farm lodge, just outside Varberg, on the west coast of south Sweden. It's this magic bed and breakfast/coffe place they have created in the middle of nowhere. Ususally open during the summer, when you can sit in the garden with your fika. A store with little things for your home and a large barn, where they have music shows with different acts during the summer. 

This was the second year that Strömma had a christmas fair and we decided to take a day trip. It turned out to be a very special place, well suited for this fair. You could buy christmas things and christmas trees, drink a cup of glögg, eat/fika in the restaurant and listen to some great bands playing. We will definitely come back here. 

Leica M7 // Tri-X // Scans by Carmencita Film Lab

 

Summertime blues

Just 10 min from home, on the coast of Gothenburg, lies Hovås kallbadhus. It's a place were people come to enjoy the beach, but also to go in the water in the winter. On the beach there are these little blue and withe beach houses that I just knew would look great on film. I took my Contax 645 medium format camera and loaded up on my two favorite color films, Kodak Portra 400 & Fuji PRO400H. Here you'll see both film stocks and to be honest they didn't differ that much in these lighting condicions. 

It was a warm and sunny day that warms me when I look at the photos, now when the snow is laying on the ground. I hope you enjoy them as much I do. 

Contax 645 // Portra 400 // Scans by Carmencita Film Lab

 

Contax 645 // Fuji Pro400H // Scans by Carmencita Film Lab