Grete Stern

Female Photographers

Why is it that Nikon & Canon focus (pun intended) mainly on male photographers, even if the ‘female market’ obviously is large and fast growing? A huge chunk of the market, regardless of gender, is of course the typical amateur photographer whose main focus is family and holiday memories, while the professional organisations still have…

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A trip to Ålesund, Norway

It’s been quiet in this blog lately. I had to finish up a whole lot of stuff at work before I could start my vacation and then we had a family member for a visit. We rented a car and drove to Ålesund – a city in the North Western part of Norway. It was…

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The old city vs the new. Quite a contrast. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/contrasts/ EDIT: Upon posting I received a message that this is the 500th post in this blog. I should have planned something spectacular for post #500, but it took me by surprise. Now you’ll have to wait ’till post #1000 to hopefully see something spectacular :)

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Negative Space – Monochrome Madness

For Leanne & Laura’s Monochrome Madness Challenge this week I chose to focus on negative space. «Negative Space – the gap around and between the object / subject in an image.   When you compose a photograph, there are a number of rules (or ‘loose guidelines’ as I prefer to think of them as) that…

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My Largest Print So Far

I printed this panoramic photo of the Oslo Opera House as a gift to a relative. The measures are 40×120 cm. That would be approximately 16×47 inches using the idiotic system (it’ll actually make more sense to use nautical miles instead of the imperial system. In nautical miles the photo measures 0.000215983 X 0.000647948). It’s my…

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Barcode in B&W

These Oslo buildings are known as The Barcode. It’s mostly financial institutions, plus a few overpriced apartments. I have a lot of earlier posts from this area and I’ve also posted this one before only in colours (it looks better in colours I think). The B&W version you see here is for Paula’s «B&W Sunday».…

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Twist: Tourist in Your Own City

Every year the city council of Oslo arranges something called «Tourist in your own city» (turist i egen by), where everyone & anyone can get a free ticket for basically every cultural institution in the city. The ticket is valid only for that day and you can also travel on public transportation for free. This…

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Crowne Plaza City Center, Tel Aviv

This is Crowne Plaza City Center (the building on the right) and Bezek.  Bezek (bibezek) is Israel’s leading internet and international telecommunications provider. Check out these related posts in other blogs:  nylondaze.com/2014/05/12/downtown-day-noir/ bopaula.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/thursdays-special-graffiti/

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art?

A work of art, only a mannequin or just a photo of a mannequin? You decide. Busy days lately, so I had to recycle and create something (hopefully) artistic out of something ordinary. I’ve posted another version of this photo earlier. The eternal question remains: «but, is it art?» More works of art here: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/work-of-art/

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The Swastikas at Solli’s Plass

At Solli’s Plass (Solli’s Square) in Oslo you’ll find these swastikas in the wrought iron gate of Sommerogata 1. Originally this apartment building was built for Oslo Lysverker (one of Oslo’s power companies) in 1931, and the arrchitects Andreas Bjerke and Gerog Eliassen won a price for good architecture. At the time Norwegians and Europeans…

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The Sheesha Place

Sometimes, when you’re on the move, you need to sit down and relax. I sat down at this sheesha place in The Old City of Jerusalem – the capital of Israel. my thought was to sit down and smoke nargileh (a Middle Eastern tobacco pipe in which the smoke is drawn through water) with fruit tobacco, but as it turned out, this was a sheesha place. I’ve always thought…

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Israel 1970′s: Yom Hazikaron

Today was Remebrance Day in Israel – a great opportunity for me to show you these retro photos in my series: 1970’s Israel. These are photos are (obviously) old scans from soldiers in the Israeli Defence Forces: Tzahal. Yom Hazikaron (in full Yom Hazikaron l’Chalalei Ma’arachot Yisrael ul’Nifgaei Peulot Ha’eivah Hebrew: יום הזיכרון לחללי מערכות…