23 Aug 2013

Dark Romance

This summer has mainly been about photographing wonderful weddings all over my region and at the same time mending a broken heart and a shattered mind. Frankly I have not had the energy to do my own projects at all, I have been to concentrated on work and on moving forward. But as the season changes something is changing inside of me as well. I feel that some part of me is gone after this summer but this passion to create is something that runs deep and can never be crushed, not even by nasty people. 
I know a bunch of great people to collaborate with in Malmö and one of them is make-up artist Jenny Beckman http://jennybeckman.se/. She is very talented and we share the same vision when it comes to beauty. She introduced me to the model Edlina and I loved her look right away. We decided to do a spontaneous photo shoot at the beach here in Malmö. I can say that this will not be the last time the three of us does something creative together. Hopefully there will not be a mosquito barbecue next time.
The long skirt in the first look and the romper in the second look is made by local designer Lena Quist http://www.etsy.com/shop/lenaquistdesign In the last pictures Edlina is wearing a vintage dress I found in Copenhagen.

12 Aug 2013

In the arms of the ocean

Looking up from underneath,
Fractured moonlight on the sea.
Reflections still look the same to me,
As before I went under.
And it's peaceful in the deep,
Cathedral where you can not breathe,
No need to pray, no need to speak
Now I am under.
Oh, and it's breaking over me,
A thousand miles down to the sea bed,
I found the place to rest my head.

Florence And The Machine, Never Let Me Go

11 Aug 2013


No one will comfort me, will know me or what's going on insideA vacant hole will remain that way for life, to remind me where the both of you once liedI miss the feel of it, your touch, your kiss weighs heavy on my mindOur moment Forever sealed in time, our secret as much yours as is mineAll logic we have surely left defied, I will hold you till I die

(Low Roar, Friends make garbage)

5 Aug 2013

Tonight the sky was on fire

The view from my window

Monday (Self portrait)

It's too easy to cry when everything eventually dies
If not today then maybe tomorrow
Up and around, then it goes down
The thought that you found, takes you to town
smashed your face, burns at your heart
then you go home and turn it into art

jj From Africa to Malaga

2 Aug 2013

A former daydreamer

If I can chase away the visions from my mind, destroy the dream, if I can become someone new, will I then find the right path...

1 Aug 2013

Karolina and "the man of her life"

Between the age of 6 to 23 horses was such a big part of my life and I competed a lot in showjumping. Then I got to the point where I felt like I had to make a change, I wanted a different kind of freedom where there were no room for horses. I turned all my passion towards photography instead and sold the last horse I had when I got into photography school. On occasions I would ride one of my cousin's horses but in last years It happened more rarely. Some weeks ago I met Karolina for the first time in a park in Malmö. Almost right away we discovered our mutual interest in the four legged creatures. I went with her to the stable where she has a big pony and a horse. We went for a ride in the outdoors and it felt like I had never stopped riding. Last week I even tried showjumping again and it was exciting. I had forgotten the rush of endorphins and butterflies it brings. Even if I know horseriding isn't something I feel like I have the time and money to do, it was wonderful to be reminded of the powerful feelings it brings. There is a reason why they use horses for therapy, it's just something about them that is magical and great for the soul. Thank you Karolina for making me feel it again...