Just shipped these two beauties off to VÅLER. E's mom asked me a while back if I could make some pillows for her local Christmas bazaar ...with Christmas motives ... and taken her location the choice naturally fell on some PICTURES that I took this February at ALBY, not far from VÅLER. Looking at these pictures I can't believe it's been under a year since I took them.. feels like forever. Anyway, I really enjoyed having the pillows in my living room for a couple of days before I sent them off ..so I hope their new owner will like them too:)
A couple of weeks ago I spent two mornings in SOLHEIMSVIKEN shooting the area around DNB NOR's new facilities. I was there shooting pictures for SVEIN BOASSON AS, the company in charge of the outdoor area in between and around these new buildings. The air was CRIST and CLEAR, the shadows blue and the sun was warm ..in other words; a great day at the office. This picture doesn't really show anything of what I was there to photograph (which I will show you later), but I thought this view deserved a picture. The bridge you see in the picture is PUDDEFJORDSBROEN, a bridge I have crossed thousands of times by bus or car ..traveling from where I grew up to the city center. Spending these mornings in this area made me realize that it's not only the city that has changed, it is also the way I view things. It's quite amazing coming back and realizing that these last years of traveling and photographing has completely changed the way I see the world. Or maybe not completely. As a photographer I have always worked with my interest for ...and ability to spot, visual beauty ..BUT it's like these last few years have strengthened this part of me, this sense, so that I now literally see Bergen in a totally new way. I guess it works the same way with all our SENSES, they are strengthened as we stimulate them and use them more.
The 17th of MAY is the NORWEGIAN CONSTITUTION DAY and I am spending my fourth in a row in BERLIN. One of the nice things about spending it here is that you have a better shot at nice weather ..and this year it's great so I am spending the day in the PARK. But I also kind of wanted to get into the festive mood ..so I picked out these pictures of some delicious cakes that I shot for FASVO in Fredrikstad last year ..I also went into the archive of my blog and took a look at my FIRST 17th of MAY in Berlin. It was a very nice one!
I am back in NORWAY, in BERGEN to be exact... have a lot on MIND so am not that good at posting ..but though I would share this with you in the meantime. Don't understand anything of the TEXT.. but think the pictures came out nice ..you might remember them from this earlier post right HERE. Ah, I miss NEW YORK! ..and talking of pictures .. was told some days ago that my 'PICTURE STORY' from dOCUMENTA 13 was the most read on KUNSTKRITIKK.NO last year. Nice to know ..maybe you guys had something to do with that..? ..who knows!
Thought it would be nice to wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR with pictures of JIM MEEHAN making a CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL at PDT (check out the recipe here). It was such a fun photo shoot and these pictures really puts me in the mood for a good party with nice drinks. Hope you all have had/will have a great New Years Eve ..and a Happy New Year! I still have a little over 6 hours left of this year ...and my BIRTHDAY ..and will try to spend it as well as I can ..in other words by drinking CHAMPAGNE, eating GREAT FOOD and celebrating my birthday with FRIENDS ...IN NEW YORK CITY:)