Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R

London May 2016 Pt. 1

So I haven't posted any shots from London until now (except for model shots in my portraits section). As I've mentioned earlier I wasn't super inspired which is weird in a way, since this is my favourite city. But it might be because I had a cold and was annoyingly tired a lot of the time in between my model shoots.

Anyhow, I'll start with a few black and white shots of the city. Nothing new, nothing revolutionary, no new viewpoints really or anything, but oh well, that's the way it is sometimes. All shot with the Fujifilm X-T1 and Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8 R combination, except for one, with the Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R instead.

London Day 2

Must be because I'm getting old, or the bed is not good at my hotel, but after walking around yesterday my back is totally fucked today. Which is awesome since I have a model shoot among stuff today. Oh well, my friends Voltaren+Panodil hopefully will step up and help out a bit. 

Like I said, a bit of walking and finished off the day by shooting at the Millennium Bridge. Met an extremely chatty Irish woman called Cecilia that I talked to for about an hour. Nice. 

I will post lots of photos after getting back home, but here's a shot of The Shard.

Landskrona Crime City

Did another model shoot yesterday with the beautiful and awesome Hanna. 

Our plan for the day was to go to an abandoned dairy plant in the middle of Helsingborg. I’ve been there once before, but that was 3 years ago and it was pretty trashed but really cool and so our hopes were to get some cool shots there. 

The place was totally locked down, might be because of vandalism or place for drug use, might also be because Sweden is run down with gypsies and way too many immigrants/refugees (too many, since Sweden can’t take care of them and all sorts of trouble is caused daily across this country because of this) and they had made it their home, I don’t know. 

But I know that typing things like this is not politically correct, but fuck political correctness (political correctness is a huge problem in its own)! 

Just yesterday I saw a tent city, a fucking tent city, in Sweden?! That’s crazy. And it’s not supposed to be like that.

The government is not acting responsibly to either Swedish citizens who pay their (way too high) salaries or to the immigrants/refugees who comes here.

Anyhow, the place was barricaded and we saw no use in trying to get in, but had a plan B which was to go to Landskrona. Landskrona is, well, was a nice little city, but is unfortunately weighted down with crime, a lot related with (once again) immigration. The day before (or maybe the day before that) someone got shot (again) in Landskrona. 

We had our sight on the old industrial part at the south part of the city, to take some shots and we did. We had my new machete as prop (and weapon, you never know in Landskrona..) and it turned out pretty cool I think. And we had lots of fun.

I've updated my Portraits section with maybe too many photos, but it was hard to decide. Enjoy.

Art exhibition.

So, I went to an art exhibition today at "Dunkers Kulturhus" with my friend (and model) Hanna. It was awesome. I went there mainly because of my friend (Necrolord) Kristian Wåhlin's amazing paintings, but there were lots of paintings by Marcus Larson (Swedish dramatic landscape painter) from the mid 1800's and they were just wow! There were also paintings and a couple of photographs by other artists, mainly record covers for hard rock bands like Black Sabbath and Dio, to metal bands Amon Amarth and Slayer for example. 

I've said to myself for quite a while that I should go and see the exhibition, but haven't come around, but now it's only a week left, so I had to finally get the thumb ouf of my ass and go there. 

There were also another exhibition by Danish artist Michael Kvium. It was pretty weird but cool. A good day, good exhibition in good company. 

One thing though. In one room there were a couple of couches, a big black wooden chair, a candelabra, stuffed crows, very dark and it looked really cool with a gothic kinda vibe. So I thought I should take a couple of shots of Hanna there, since I was bringing my new and very nice Wotancraft Scout bag and my Fujifilm X-T1 and Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 R and XF 56mm f/1.2 R. But since it was so damn dark in there I had to crank the ISO to 6400, to avoid camera shake. Afterwards, well, I never should have done that. It turned out bad. And I mean really really bad. Not only did it get noisy, which I could have lived with, but there were weird looking patterns all over Hanna which there was no way of getting rid of. That was weird, and not good at all. I've never used this high ISO before and I guess I never will again since it turned out totally useless. That's a big minus for an otherwise really good little camera. 

I ended up doing one shot black and white and fake scratched the hell out of it to cover it up. 

Copenhagen Street Photography Part 23

So the trip to Copenhagen over easter was pretty okay. The weather was, well, like April weather. It was sunny and you could sense a bit of spring in the air, then minutes after it started snowing and then went back to sunny and a bit warmer again. I mean, wtf weather?!

When it comes to actual photography, it was a bit meh. Or I was a bit meh. But I've got a few to show, so enjoy.

Copenhagen Street Photography Part 20

So, I had been planning on going to Copenhagen today to try out a very much avaited new part of my photography eqipment.. But I've done something to my foot at work so I'm currently half crippled and not able to walk around without being in agony.

So, instead this day is spent planning and making up plans for future trips to for example London. I thought I should post some more shots from Copenhagen and while looking through which to post, I thought "I've been taking quite a few shots of bikes"...

F-stop Millar Series Brooklyn Sling review

So, american camera bag manufacturer F-stop, makes THE best camera bags on the market (that's my opinion but also the truth). I've had their Mountain Series Loka for a while now and it's an amazing backpack, though a little too big for walking around in the city with a smaller kit like my Fujifilm X-T1 + lenses so I was looking for something smaller.

And since I've already established that F-stop makes the best camera bags on the market, why look at any other brand? F-stop also has another line of bags called the Millar Series which has just undergone a face lift. The Millar Series is a line of bags more targeted for the urban photographer and I found a sling bag called the Brooklyn Sling. This bag so far seems as well made as the Mountain Series, just a bit different. It's made of weather proof Cordura Nylon, with a padded inside with movable dividers (like any other camera bag I know of). There are also two small compartments on the inside of flap that closes the bag, where I keep spare batteries, cleaning cloth and memorycards, These are rather small, but holds the things good. There is also a compartment on the outside of the flap where I usually keep my iPod. On the outer side of the bag there's also another just a little bit bigger compartment to keep other things. The shoulder strap (or whatever to call it) is wide at the upper end and then gets more narrow further down and on it, there's a compartment for a phone or small compact camera or similar. On the backside of the bag, the bit that's resting on your back, there's a compartment for an iPad or 11" tiny laptop.

Is there anything more, well, not really. There's an extra strap that can be attached or removed that will prevent the bag from sliding to the right while on a bike for example. The bag in itself is very light and holding my Fujifilm X100T, Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8 R, Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4, Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2, spare batteries, memorycards, lens cloth, weighs around 3 kilos and with such a light setup it's easy to walk around the city for a whole day.

So, for more information, to do yourself a favour and order your own F-stop bag, check out their website at:


BTW, I'm not paid by F-stop (unfortunately) I just find their stuff being pure awesomeness...