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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By the sea // Portra 400

The other week I took a walk around our neighbourhood. We live by the sea on the west coast of Sweden. This is a little bay we go to in the summertime, to spend a day with the kids. I got inspired by a project to shoot ten frames, one subject, one camera.

These images were shot on Kodak Porta 400, on my Hasselblad 500CM & Zeiss 80mm 2.8 CF. Scans by Carmencita Film Lab.

 

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

 

 

From Paris with love

I’m in love with Paris :) And I’m so happy that we finally went there. We went for a weekend to celebrate my 40th birthday :) Champagne for breakfast will do any day! After a lot of contemplating about travel gear, I have found the most dynamic duo ever (for me). A Hasselblad 500CM with the Carl Zeiss 80mm 2.8 CF and my monochrome setup with the Leica M7/Summicron 50mm f2. No digital, just film. That is for I’ve come to love the analog camera experience. But also for the results. A luxurious setup for sure but on the other hand probably a setup for life.

The Hasselblad loaded with the color film of my choice, Kodak Portra 400. A film stock that I felt would do Paris justice in it’s color tones. For 35mm b&w it’s always Tri-X. Such a classic film stock that I’ve come to really love. Paris is really such an amazingly beautiful city that staying for a few days did'n’t feel enough with time to capture it’s diverse beauty. Here are some of my favourites from this trip. All scanned beautifully by my favourite lab Carmencita Film Lab.