Skull with Curly Hair

Skull with curly hair.

Skull with curly hair. Model: Magdalena

I’ll admit that this portrait is shot using artificial light. I might also have altered the image slightly using software. If you ever come across a woman looking like this, then quickly head for a new horizon..

Check out Paula’s post for more B&W Sunday stuff or WordPress for more horizons:

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The Changing Seasons: July 2016

My changing seasons post this month is a scheduled post.

I don’t have many photos from this month (yet) and the ones that I do have is basically just different takes on the same scene. I went nuts on the post-processing, but it was fun and I don’t regret it! Hehe. Hopefully, after the summer, I’ll have plenty of landscape photos and lots of portraits to share with you.

I also had time to create something artistic for the V2 (version 2) part of the challenge this month.

nude model monkey skull

This is a double exposure (post-process) of a nude model that I shot in a studio and a monkey skull I captured at a scientific museum (Yes, I’m a geek that sometimes do “boring stuff” like visiting museums).

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!

Links to participants:

Also make sure to out my spreadshirt shop:

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

English (EURO):

http://shop.spreadshirt.no/100035802

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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.

 

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/