- – Portraits & People –
- – Places and Views –
- – Projects –
- – Animals –
- - Concerts/Bands -
- Danielle w/Blitz, “Day of The Music” (06.06.2009)
- Pica Pica w/Blitz (06.06.2009)
- Ullsokk w/Blitz “Day Of The Music” (06.06.2009)
- “The Schmucks” at Garage (22.06.2009)
- “The Schmucks” (30.08.2009)
- “The Schmucks” at Elm Street (30.10.2009)
- Lucky Malice at Elm Street (13.02.2010)
- The Schmucks AoE Release Party (13.02.2010)
- Ullsokk at Sub Scene (11.03.2010)
- The Schmucks at Teddy’s Softbar (24.04.2010)
- – Parades etc. –
- – Plants & Bugs –
- – Examples and Experiments –
- – Friends and Personal –
This gallery do as the name indicate contain flower shots. It’s a “dynamic” gallery, meaning I’ll be updating it with more images over time. The oldest stuff is from 2009 and the latest, such as the one illustrating this post, from this spring. I plan do to more macro and near-macro work on flowers, plants and bugs this summer. We’ll see how that plan turns out. Yet another photographic discipline to “get into” ;) Click image for more!
It’s been a while since the last time I blogged and I feel it’s about time to yet one more time force my amazingly brilliant and incredibly interesting musings on life, the universe and all that stuff upon the Internet ;) Actually, this is more of a glorified Facebook status update than anything else. Here we go.
Clearly, since I’m actually writing this, I’m still around, kickin’, if not butt at least some gravel on the road. Life’s life, meaning it has its ups and downs, yet generally pretty good. I live, work and create, although photocreativity haven’t always been the first thing on my mind this winter, much due to changes in my personal life and relationship status. Read the rest of this entry »
A while ago I was approached and asked to create an ad for a conference on Cochlear Implant (CI), which is basically an artificial ear that can give some hearing back to a deaf person. My “client” was the place where I work. I took the photo and also designed the ad in various versions, for instance posters, half-size for magazines, web use, programs, info brochures and what not.
My friend actually have one of these implants and was the perfect model. The shot itself was made in my home “studio” with a two-speedlight setup, one through an umbrella, other one through a blue gel on a black background. Black backgrounds have the advantage that it will pick up much of the color of the light that shines on them. Hence, the background is actually real and not made in photoshop, although I made it somewhat smoother in post.
I must admit it’s delightful to see some of one’s work in print, even if for a very specialized purpose such as this. The below version is the landscape version of the halv-page ad that ran in “Din Hørsel” – “Your Hearing”, the magazine of the Norwegian Association for The Hard of Hearing. The magazine prints in about 55 000 copies and is widely distributed amongst the hard of hearing in Norway.
I really hate the security hysteria and paranoia so evident, particularly in the US and UK. Everyone’s under surveillance by cameras on every street corner, but a simple photographer is suspicious if the takes a photo of a landmark building and similar. Have these guys never heard about Google street view? ;)
Shirt is my own design, as I wanted a personal version of the slogan that’s becoming common amongst photographers. The writing is not quite as crooked as it looks.
I guess you could say this is my first half-arsed photo project. A study on the lives of trash cans…or, not entirely ;)
I’m fascinated by things that are not where they are supposed to be. The tiny cracks in the leather, or the, if you will, splatted bug on the polished façade. Things that makes you wonder “how on earth did it get there”, “who did this” and so forth. Some might call it the decay of values and proclaim the arrival of doom, others will say that our cities and societies have likely always been like this as soon as they grow beyond a certain size. Click image for more!
A selection of photos from a recent shoot I did for my workplace, a school and resource center for the hard of hearing. The material is intended for promotional use, on websites, brochures and similar. The models are students. Click image for more!
Decided to do something new. I’ll briefly mention new photo galleries in a regular post on my blog too. Tge photo galleries are kind of hidden away as pages ;) This one here is from the (in)famous Geiranger fjord in western Norway. Striking views on a day that turned out better than we feared. Click image for more!
Not really worthy of a blog post, but I’ve changed my last name from “Rasmussen” to “Falk” and I thought I’d explain why this blog suddenly got “Falk” all over it. The latter being an old family name on my mothers side that’s been around for a few hundred years, it possibly came to Norway with a Danish ancestor in the 1500s. Yes, it means exactly the same in most European languages – that evil looking thing with wings in the sky.
The reason for the name change is that I’ve never really felt all that comfortable with “Rasmussen”, a name my great grand on my fathers side took when he/they emigrated to Northern Norway from the Pajalaa area in the borderlands between Sweden and Finland in the mid 1800s. Sort of a “white” name taken in an assimilation effort. So, I’ve been thinking about changing my last name for over 10 years and I had as everyone, many, many options even by just looking back a couple generations. Anyway I decided on pure and simple “Sindre Falk”, easy is best I thought. Considering my vision disability it’s sort of ironic to be named after a sharp-eyed bird too. Even more so I guess when I’m a photo nut. So, let it henceforth be known…yadayada.. ;)
Oh, my present better half, “Ann Christin Kern”, changed her last name too, to “Cappelen”, which is one of her old family names after her maternal grandfather. It’s Dutch, belonging to a family with it’s own crest and a 400 year long history in the better circles of “Norway”. She got “Kern” after her father who was born in Germany.
Alas, we both now carry good, snobby names. Clearly we’re on a stairway to upper class, gourmet dinners and conversations over fine brandy in the cigar-smoke filled rooms of exclusive country clubs. Or not.. ;) A name does not define who you are, you yourself do. However, a name you like and feel comfortable with is everyones right.
In life there’s often places that give you a feeling of deja vu, you keep coming back to them and they have a special importance to you. I would like to talk a little about one place that have, more than anything else, had a profound effect on my life. In fact, everything I do and half the people I know seems to have some connection to it. For instance both my current better half, and also my former, were students at this place. This is kind of ironic, because I remember that when I graduated I did to a certain extent want to distance myself from it, to move on with my life. It wasn’t about dislike or anything like that, but I was ambitious and had very clear ideas of what I wanted to be and do and that was sooo much more than just this. Ah, youthful ignorance and arrogance! Ironically, in retrospect I think the conclusion would have to be that every single one of these grand plans ended up face first on the ground so hard it made the asphalt sing ;) Life! Read the rest of this entry »
“Social medias” are perhaps the biggest media buzz word these days. Especially the massive popularity of Twitter and Facebook indicates that these services just don’t go by unnoticed by the establishment anymore. Even the traditional medias write about these Internet phenomenons that used to be rather “obscure”, probably because a lot of the journalists are hooked too. Here in Norway Facebook is “the” thing, I think we got something like 2 million profiles out of 4,6 million inhabitants. I’ve had a profile on FB for quite a while, it’s a fairly intimate affair as I’m somewhat picky with who I “friend” and I prefer to keep a low profile. However, from various reasons (work related) I need to know and understand how this, and other networks function. Hence I got profiles in several places and try to keep up with the ever expanding functionality. Read the rest of this entry »