#188 The Strait between Sweden and Denmark

I grew up in a city by the ocean – Helsingborg. When you live by the ocean, your life is formed around it – without you knowing it. In the summer we took our bicycles to the beach. When there was a storm we went to the ocean to feel the power of the wind…

#187 About a Picture

I was half asleep as the train rolled in at the airport station. As it made a complete stop I glanced up. There was a picture outside the window – waiting to be shot. The bored woman leaning on her blue backpack, piled on top of the yellow hard bag. The next moment people went…

#184 An Unexpected Church

Like a medieval castle it raises over the land – the church of Orlunda. Orlunda is not exactly a place you see from the highway. I first visited the small village about twenty years ago, as I drove around without a plan with my camera. As I understand, the church is closed at the moment….

#181 The Bridge

There is this bridge outside Luleå that I have wanted to shoot for a long time. The bridge is called ”Old Gäddvik Bridge” and is a classic construction that is often seen in Sweden. I just haven’t had a good opportunity to stop and make something nice of the bridge. This time I was lucky….

#177 The Restaurant

Yesterday I was working at a hotel and found a place in the restaurant where I could have a small meeting with a colleague. After an hour or so I started to see the restaurant around me. I had my Zeiss 2/35 on my M240P and opened up the apreture fully to get the short…

#157 Train ride in the dark

I usually fly as I go to Luleå, but this time I took the night train. From where I live it was a 16 hour trip – instead of about 5 hours if I went by air. I have to go by train to the airport as well – the flight in it self is…

#109 The unexpected is often what you remember

One morning we woke up and decided to just take the car, drive north and take a small road up in the mountains (hills). No plan. No internet. No map. Just drive and see where we ended up. The road was carved in the slopes and took us through a fantastic landscape. The views were…

#90 Time Travel

Back in 1994 I drove around Europe on my bike – a Honda CBX 750. I was 22 and it was the first time I travelled by myself. Well almost by my self – I went with a very good friend. As I look at the pictures from that journey, I find that a lot…

#86 The Leica Summicron 2/90

The Leica Summicron 2/90 is probably one of the cheapest Leica lenses you can find. I found mine for just under  7000 Swedish Crowns – about 700 Euros/Dollars. Mine do however have some flaws – it can only be focused using an EVF. The ring that push the “rangefinder mechanism” in the camera (I don’t…

#64 France and an M9

Back in 2017 we went to Nice, France,  for a weekend. At that time I had an M9 and the two Zeiss lenses I still use today, a Planar 50/2 and a Biogon 35/2,8. It was the first journey abroad with a digital Leica. I still had my X-Pro2 back then, and I was thinking…

#61 What camera should I buy?

Visby – Leica M240 and Zeiss 35/2,8 A question I get asked quite often is ”which camera should I buy [or bring], for my trip to…”. The question is almost always asked by persons who are not very much into photography, but they are old enough to think that they need a camera (my kids…

#51 Why I want to go back, and why not

The Faroe Islands is a wonderful place – I loved it. Would I like to go back? Yes – and no. Let me explain… Fujifilm X-T2 and 18-55 zoom It is always a special feeling, as you visit a place for the first time. All the first impressions. Was it as you had imagined? Exploring…