Waiting for Whatever

These photos are from a series I’ve named «The Punk Years». I’m not sure what we were waiting for, back when we were teens, but I guess it was for something to happen. Anything. Hopefully something cool and exciting.

At the docks… from «The Punk Years».

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Waiting…

Happy Songkram, Pesach, Easter or whichever holiday you’re celebrating these days. Here’s my entry for Paula’s challenge. Can you see how shiny it is? It’s because it’s a brand new photo. Shot it last night.

Night photo from a cemetery in Oslo.

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Vodka Skull B&W

I usually forget to join Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness posts, but not this time!

Vodka Skull

Vodka Skull

This skull is filled with vodka and it’s pretty cool.

Do you want to see the colour version of this? Check out my other blog: https://artishorseshit.wordpress.com/2016/09/22/vodka-skull/

Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness: http://leannecole.com.au/mm-3-23-monochrome-madness/

Kjærlighet – Love on a shirt?

For some years I’ve been thinking about printing my own designs on t-shirts and things like that, but I’ve never gotten around to actually doing anything about it until yesterday, when Allan (themofman) left a comment in my blog and indirectly gave me the little push that I needed (thank you Allan).

So far I’ve only uploaded two versions of the same design: one with black & one with white text, but I’ll be adding more stuff later.
I’m not sure if it’s possible to change the language, region and currency to your preference (I’d be grateful for some feedback on that), but feel free to browse my shop.

Norwegian shop (NOK):
https://shop.spreadshirt.no/1123203/

English (EURO):

http://shop.spreadshirt.no/100035802

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Clothing for women

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Clothing for men

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Clothing for kids

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Design on other products

Kjærlighet – Love

At school our teacher told us to play with fonts and gave us an assignment: replace one of the letters in any chosen word, with a symbol. (Yes, it was art school). Kjærlighet is what I came up with. «Kjærlighet» is the Norwegian word for “Love“.

Kjærlighet - Love

Kjærlighet – Love

Ink/pen on paper.

 

The Changing Seasons: February 2016

What a perfect theme for WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge this week! Just in time for this post in “The Changing Seasons” challenge that I finished up today!

If you don’t already know about “The Changing Seasons” challenge in this blog, you can read the “guidelines/rules” in the end of this post.  February is here and it’s definitely not my favorite month. I’m not sure if I have a favorite month, but if I do, it must be one of the summer months. I just generally like the summer. I don’t hate February or anything, but since I’m living in the Northern hemisphere, February equals winter time: in other words we’re talking snow, rain, wet, cold, darkness, naked trees, dark forests – you know, all that stuff that probably inspires the makers of black metal music.

Since my last ‘Changing Seasons’ post, I’ve shot exactly 14 photos of Oslo and they basically all look the same since they were shot at the same vantage point and on the same night. I haven’t been out much with my camera lately. Come to think of it I’ve hardly been outside at all (unless you’re counting commuting of course), but every month I have to go out and capture something.

February and winter time is perfect for indoor projects. There was a blogger that posted a photo of a vodka bottle – I can’t remember which blogger it was (at first I thought it was Amy, but it wasn’t. Then I thought maybe Laura…). Anyway, it  was someone who uses the arbitrary retared rollercoaster system (link opens in new window) for measurements, because her bottle was measured in some kind of mathematically weird way. Since I have the same bottle at home and I felt inspired by this blogger, I decided one evening that I should play with it too. You’ll see one of those photos in the gallery. Also, I added one from last weekend’s visit to the tattoo convention in Budapest. Now, before you ask: yes, I actually went all the way to Budapest just to attend a tattoo convention (I realize that it’s kind of geeky/weird, but hey! I love tattoos!). Later I’ll write-up a post about the Budapest convention, complete with photos plus an interview with Hungary’s most talented artist ((which also happens to be probably the world’s most beautiful tattoo artist), but for now I’ll only share this one photo.
I have two more photos from this event in my other blog if you’re interested: https://artishorseshit.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/balogh-daniels-photos-from-budapest-tattoo-convention/

What else happened in February? A major thing, for me: a bunch of February’s ago, I was born. Every year that has passed since then, I’ve been around long enough to make another ride around the sun on this circus of a planet. 🙂 That’s why that is one of the things that I’ve always associated with this month. The summer is still far away, but slowly, slowly we’re getting there… (יש תקווה).

Enough random blah, blah and scattered thoughts. This is my V2 post for February:

Birthday wishes | Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday / What a Circus! / You’ve made another round around the sun

For the changing seasons V1, I have this tiny gallery. The photo of the skull is actually more of a V2 photo, but who cares? 🙂

What’s this «Changing Seasons» blogging challenge?

«The Changing Seasons 2016» is a blogging challenge with two versions: the original (V1) which is purely photographic and the new version (V2) where you can allow yourself to be more artistic and post a painting, a recipe, a digital manipulation, or simply just one photo that you think represents the month. Anyone with a blog can join this challenge and it’ll run throughout 2016. It doesn’t matter if you couldn’t join the first month(s), late-comers are welcomed. These are the rules, but they’re not written in stone – you can always improvise, mix & match to suit your own liking:

These are the rules for Version 1 (The Changing Seasons V1):

  • Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons
  • Each month, post 5-20 photos in a gallery.
  • Don’t use photos from your archive. Only new shots.

These are the rules for Version 2 (The Changing Seasons V2):

  • Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons
  • Each month, post one photo (recipe, painting, drawing, whatever) that represents your interpretation of the month.
  • Don’t use archive stuff. Only new material!

 

Check out the links to other entries:

 

The Changing Seasons: January 2016

Welcome to this challenge that’s called «The Changing Seasons 2016». As most of you already know, there are two versions to choose from this year; the original (V1) which is purely photographic and the new version (V2) where you can allow yourself to be more artistic and post a painting, a recipe, a digital manipulation, or simply just one photo that you think represents the month. Anyone with a blog can join this challenge and it’ll run throughout 2016.

The bikes in Bjørvika

The bikes in Bjørvika

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Life Always Has Two Sides

Usually I forget to, or don’t have the time to, participate in Stacy Fischer’s «One Photo Focus». This week I did manage to create something (well, actually I made this 2 weeks ago and scheduled the post) out of 3 bracketed shots that was provided by Benjamin Rowe. As always you can click the image to see a large version.

Cardinal Guzman: One Photo Focus, September 2015. A cooperation between Cardinal Guzman and Benjamin Rowe.

«Life always has two sides»: One Photo Focus, September 2015. An artistic cooperation between CardinalGuzman.wordpress.com and Benjamin Rowe.

Except for the photos from Ben, this composite image is also inspired by a t-shirt design by an unknown artist (the tree with the girl and the words “Life always has two sides” is taken from a t-shirt).
Created for Stacy Fischer’s “ABFriday One Photo Focus”. Composite image by CardinalGuzman.wordpress.com.

Here’s the original photo:

Original photo by Benjamin Rowe

Original photo by Ben Rowe.

Links:

Weekly Photo Challenge widget by CardinalGuzman.wordpress.com

We’re only here for a moment

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We’re only here for a moment.

The theme for #photo101 today is Moment. We’re only here for a moment, try to enjoy it while it lasts.

Here’s a tune from that a friend and I played in my mom’s funeral (which was not the one on the photo above). I guess the best way to describe the tune is classical guitars.

New Year, Same Face, New Gravatar

I’ve had the same Gravatar for a while now, so I figured out it was time to make a new one.

Self portrait, by Cardinal Guzman.

Self portrait with tie, by Cardinal Guzman.

Here’s some of my old ones. As you can see they all play with the same theme:

Ace of Spades, by CardinalGuzman.wordpress.com

The Ace of Spades, by CardinalGuzman.wordpress.com

Three versions of the same one:

burning skull self-portrait

Skull self-portrait by Cardinalguzman.wordpress.com

Skull self-portrait by Cardinalguzman.wordpress.com

I wasn’t satisfied with this burning head, so I never used it as a gravatar:

burning head self-portrait, by CardinalGuzman.wordpress.com

burning head self-portrait, by CardinalGuzman.wordpress.com

Trivia: The English word “skull” is probably derived from Old Norse “skalli” meaning bald, while the Latin word cranium comes from the Greek root κρανίον (kranion). (Wikipedia)

Here’s one more: http://artishorseshit.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/the-cardinal/

There’s nothing to mourn about…

There’s nothing to mourn about death any more than there is to mourn about the growing of a flower. What is terrible is not death but the lives people live or don’t live up until their death. They don’t honor their own lives, they piss on their lives. They shit them away. Dumb fuckers. They concentrate too much on fucking, movies, money, family, fucking. Their minds are full of cotton. They swallow God without thinking, they swallow country without thinking. Soon they forget how to think, they let others think for them. Their brains are stuffed with cotton. They look ugly, they talk ugly, they walk ugly. Play them the great music of the centuries and they can’t hear it. Most people’s deaths are a sham. There’s nothing left to die.
― Charles Bukowski