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WPC: Broken / Five Stories

Five photos / five stories Black and White Challenge: A beautiful young Gypsie woman approached me on the street. The nail polish on her fingers was broken. Worn off. She wanted me to buy a magazine. I told her that I wasn’t interested in buying the magazine and added: “You’re beautiful.” “Thank you”, she replied.…

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A Portrait of Tore

Five photos / five stories black and white challenge: This is a portrait of my friend Tore Kierulf Næss. I can’t remember exactly when I took this photo, but if I say that it was shot sometime between 2004-2009, I’m pretty sure that I’ve nailed it time-wise. Tore Næss was an art critic for the Norwegian…

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Self-portrait with Mohawk

I have recently moved. Now I live in a smaller apartment than what we had, but without the wife and the brain-numbing TV. I have recently moved. Now I live in a smaller apartment than what we had, but without the wife and the brain-numbing TV. She got the TV. I didn’t want it anyway.…

Version 2 of Night photography of a statue in the rainy streets of Horta.

The Nights Watch

One night while I was exploring the streets of Horta, I came across this statue and took 3 bracketed shots with my Canon EOS600D (EF50mm f/1.8 II lens) at f/1.8, ISO 100. Now, three years later, I finally sat down and processed the images. It took me a while, but I like the results so…

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Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons 05

For my monthly photo challenge «The Changing Seasons» this month, I experimented with the shooting technique. These shots were taken after having 5 or 6 beers with a friend. After the beers I got on my bicycle to ride home and decided to take photos on the way, so around half of these were actually…

«Runner in the City», inspired by Russian avant-garde photographer El LIssitzky. Photo by CardinalGuzman.wordpress.com.

«Runner in the City»

Tobias wrote a guest post in Paula’s blog on ‘Perspective and Anti-Perspective’ and in the post he briefly mentioned Avant-Garde, which made me remember an article that I read about Avant-Garde photography in the Soviet Union. Instead of creating a perspective/anti-perspective post, I ended up on this weird, geeky, nerdy trail that led me to…

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Snake Charmers in Jaipur

Met these snake charmers in Jaipur, India – not an ordinary event for me, but I sat down with them and picked up a snake. Later I learned that the snake charmers remove the fangs of the cobras that they capture, so the snakes die from internal poisoning after a few weeks. The photos are…

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Portraits of Knut

Knut Neerland is a Norwegian photographer and musician. I probably took these photos around 2001-2003. Here’s a tune that Knut has contributed to. Knut plays an electric organ in this song. I play guitar, bass and sing. Sjur also plays guitar and sings, while Sjur’s friend plays the drums (I thought it was Ole when…

Night photo: Açores, Terceira, Portugal.

A night photo from Terceira, Açores

Nights – my favorite time of photographing. I love long exposures. Tonight I’m sharing this night photo for Paula’s Thursday Challenge.   I shot this one (technically speaking it’s these four shots) in Terceira, Açores. Angra do Heroísmo, locally referred to as Angra, is a municipality and city on the island of Terceira, within the…

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Furuset Mosque

Furuset Moske: This mosque is located at Furuset in Oslo. If you’re arriving Norway via Norway’s main airport, Gardermoen, and take the airport shuttle bus or a rental car from there towards Oslo, this building is probably one of the first building that you’ll notice. This is the largest mosque in the Nordic countries and it…

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I was passing by the other day…

“the workers were hardly human. their eyes were glazed, stricken, insane. they laughed at anything and mocked each other continually. Their insides were stamped out. they had been murdered. ‘those are good men,’ said the cigar. ‘sure they are. half their salaries go to state and federal taxes; the other half goes to new cars,…

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צמחים בבית של אמא

In my entry for Paula’s Thursday Challenge this week, I’ve tried a technique called focus stacking. Focus stacking is a digital image processing technique which combines multiple images taken at different focus distances to give a resulting image with a greater depth of field (DOF) than any of the individual source images. Wikipedia I’ll probably…