#135 About a picture

This old turnstile and counter has been around for a while. Numerous visitors to the dance floor at the small island of Valö, has passed it in the summer nights. More than one has probably left with a new partner for life. It all started at the turnstile…

#133 The Sea

There is something special about the sea. Maybe it is because I have moved away from it? I lived in Helsingborg my first 25 years – a city also called ”The Pearl of the straight” (…at least by the locals). In 1997 I moved away from the sea – and I have missed it ever…

#131 An honest review of the Leica M4

I have used a Leica M4 for a while now, and I feel ready to make a review. My M4 is from 1968, but it looks almost like new. I got the silver version with the beautiful Leica inscription on the top plate. I think this is much nicer than the cameras with the red…

#130 About a picture

Another picture from late January. It had been snowing all day, but in the afternoon it stopped. A clear and cold night was to be expected. A car has made deep tracks in the snow and low fog is starting to form. Lecia M4, Summicron 35 and Kodak Ektar 100

#129 About a picture

A really cold day in January. Another weekend at home, as we have got used to in these Covid-days. The sheep was having their lunch and didn’t care about the temperature. They did however seem to have an issue with me taking a picture of them, as we walked by… My Leica M4 was loaded…

#128 The film feeling

It is always fun when a film arrives in the mailbox. The other day I got back two films – one Kodak Tri-X and one Kodak Ektar. I used to develop both film and pictures by my self back in the days of film. It was something special to see the picture develop in the…

#125 About a picture

The Central Station in Mjölby a late afternoon in January 2020. Commuters on their way home from work in the tunnel. People waiting for tha train by the track above. I kind of like that there are things happening in several places in the picture. The woman in the upper right corner almost seems to…

#121 Sometimes less is more

This is a picture from the summer of 2016 – one of the first pictures shot with my first Leica M6. We were on a summer festival in our home town Linköping. The Swedish singer Miriam Bryant were giving a concert at the big stage. People were happy – I was happy. Finally I was…

#119 About a picture

We went for a morning walk a beautiful morning in December last year. Not far from home we passed through this small Birch forest. I had my M4 loaded with Kodak Porta 400 and took a few shots. I like the soft, dreamy light in this picture. The whole forest is black and white in…

#118 Getting into the Leica M-system?

Taking pictures with a Leica M can be something special. It can be special in many different ways, depending on how you look at photography.  But I am sure it is not for everyone, and I am not talking about that Leica M-photographers is better than others in any way. That doesn’t depend on the…

#115 Photography by intention

I would like to be a photographer that takes picture by intention and not by chance – but I am not. At least not enough. That is one thing that I think is a big difference between many amateur photographers [like my self] and professional’s. I often find my self going out to take pictures…

#113 The Analogue Experience

My choice of cameras over the years has over the years been driven by the fact that I started my photography in the analogue days, back in the 1980:s. I have tried a variety of cameras during the years, but I have returned to the basics: physical dials for shutter speed, aperture and focus (and…