The middle of nature

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In the fields

For a few month ago I bought a new camera, an Aires Reflex TLR (middle format).

The man i bought it from had taken realy good care of the camera. Some of the controls are a little stiff, on the other side has the camera not been used for 15 years, and was made in the early 1950s.

Overall the camera is in very good condition, the shutter speed works fine and it’s really nice to work with.

I also gave the man a promise that i would use the camera and give it some love and care.

Now i finaly given me the time to trie it, and also developed the first roll Tri-X 400 film (120-mm film).

I am really pleased with this fine old camera and the pictures it creates.

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In the reeds

 

Vernissage at Arvika Konsthall

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On my way to Paris Photo I passed the city Arvika in Värmland and handed in three of my photos from the project ‘Breathing in the silence’ in hope to be a part of the Christmas exhibition at the Arvika Arthall.

The jury for the exhibition was the Norwegian artist Geir Yttervik, and I was privileged to be one of those he chose for the exhibition and a part of the selection of Värmland contemporary art.

Mattias KarlssonArvika Arthall is a very beautiful place and perfect for art exhibitions, and a lot of people visited the vernissage (wich was held at saturday).

The exhibition is open untill the 30th of December 2016 (for opening hours visit the Arvika Konsthall website)

I really think it is a good exhibition and well worth a visit if you are nearby Arvika.

 

Martin Parr at Paris Photo 2016

Me and Martin Parr
Me and Martin Parr

I am a big fan of Martin Parr and his wonderful expression in his pitures, wich combines a lovely mix of houmor and critisism in a way that is both very amusing and with a reflection of society and our behaviors.

When I visited Paris Photo 2016, I had the chance to meet several fantastic photographers and favorites I have, not least Martin Parr.

Last year i saw the great exhibition ‘Souvenir’ with Martin at Fotografiska museum in Stockholm.

At Paris Photo i also had the chance to meet the great Sebastião Salgado, Antoine d’Agata, Sarah Moon and JH Enström.

If you are intrested read my blog about – I met Sebastião Salgado 

Antoine d'Agata
Antoine d´Agata

Sarah Moon
Sarah Moon

JH Engström
JH Engström