torsdag den 15. juni 2017

What Instagram has become to me

I've decided to focus on shooting more in my spare time and not let my work related photography completely take over my time and inspiration and remember to upload it to my blog rather than just saving it for Instagram.

To be honest, Instagram has become quite trivial to me. You get fed with a numerous of photos that really makes no impact on you. It's unpersonal, you double tap it and then you move on to the next. It doesn't make you feel anything. It's basically the same stuff you see everyday from those you follow. People upload 'like-safe' content, nature, reflections, puddles, travel, copying each others photos and etc...By saying that, I'm perfectly aware that I tap into this mechanism as well. And lately I have felt the urge to break free of this habit.

Instagram is strictly bussiness, and oh boy it is good bussiness, but I fell like if you focus only on the bussiness aspect, you end up loosing the honesty of your photography. For those who shoot primarily for work is cool with me, I do it for the love of it, heck thats even why I bring my camera when I do the grocery just in case I see something worth shooting.

The sponsored posts have begun to irritate the shit out of me. As recent as yesterday I posted one myself - realizing that I got lost and caught up by what I have come to despise. Thats why when I work with brands, I try really hard to make them understand that the art of photography is the very core for me. I'm not interested in my work turning into something purely concerning exposure of a product for my followings. I have the feeling that people follow me because of my work and approach to photgraphy, and seeing and using them as strictly marketing value, is just wrong and the art of photography isn't acknowledged in this type of sponsored work.

I create and deliver photography often used as social media content. I don't consider myself a blogger, I am not solely a carrier of advertisment - I am a photographer. I use Instagram and my (photo) blog as a outlet for my photography. To share and to inspire. My work and these platforms have growned a lot in size of audience, which can be used for marketing blurring and challenging the lines. But my craft is photography and it will always be where my heart lies.



I took my friend Bobby Anwar out to my secret spot, a spot that have yet not been killed my Instagramers...






I recently told my girlfriend about this awesome and very inspirational documentary 'Finding Vivian Maier' that I saw a few years ago and we decided to watch it together. It really got me out of that Instagram thing people have been doing for so long. 


We've all seen the numreous accounts that repeatedly portrays Copenhagen with beautiful building facades, people on bikes and etc, why not doing something different for a change and break out of your feed?




This young chap was taking 5 from work I took one 1 from him to shoot some photographs.





The subway seems like a good place to take a break from the world outside.


I asked her what she was listening to... she didn't answer.








Believe it or not, this was a candid shot.





How I prefer my selfies





We are all born as champions


I met my writer friend Mansoor that I've haven't seen for almost a year.


How we all feel about exams.


We all need that break from something.

Portrait of me taken by my talented girlfriend Alona Vibe






mandag den 29. maj 2017

The last one - Shooting Frederikke

As you have probably noticed, I had to take my last series down with the other girl due to relationship issues (not my relationship). It was a real pitty as it reached almost 10k views in less than two days and that was even without showing her face, it was also about to be shown on Euroman.dk's blog, so it would have gone very far.
Mostly it is a shame because it was two days of work completely wasted, but ofc I wanted to respect her boyfriend's wish so there for I took it down.

Still I have to make a statement due to having experienced this too many times, actually the last 3 series I've done had to been taken down. 
People: Communication is KEY if you are in a relationship. I have ended up waisting insanely much time with this type of photos due to poor communication between a couple.

The intention with this series was to create photos that shows 'ordinary'/no agency girls (or however that can be said in a not offending way) - in an intimate, natural and beautiful way, without objectifying or sexualizing them and their bodies. That being said I understand that a shoot like this needs careful attention in a relationship. This goes for my own relationship too. Trust is created through careful communication, respect of feelings and opinions, and many of the shoots that I have taken down, the issues have always been related to poor communication between the girl and the boyfriend.

Due to these past experiences I have decided that this series will only continue in more formal and professionel manner, since it is simply not worth the hazzle. Shooting a whole day, edit a whole day, upload it and then have to take it down, not freakin worth it!
Therefore let me present to you in collaboration with Euroman, Frederikke Lykkel also known on Instagram as Frederikkelykkel. she has more than 200K followers and runs her own business.
This last year she has blown up with such pace it's hard to keep up with and I'm sure she will keep blowing up!

Enjoy this series.