Mechatronic

A couple of friends of mine, who are also the synthpop duo Mechatronic, needed some promotional pictures, so here are some photographs of them looking hard around town.

Stone wall

It has been a while since I last posted a picture. Other creative endeavours have taken up some time, and I discontinued my one-picture-a-day habit a while back. Do not worry, I will not stop making photographs, and have some interesting projects lined up, so watch this space. In the meantime, enjoy a picture of myself and my good friend Clara.

Nära (“Near”)

This portrait is from Nära (“Near”), a series of close-up portraits of friends. They have all been made with my ЛОМО T-43 40mm f/4 lens—a surprisingly high quality glass triplet lens. They have also all been made at the same distance and depth of focus, in the 2:3 format of the Smena 8m camera the lens was original made for, with no cropping. This makes it possible to print them all in 1:1 scale, which is how I would at some time like to present them as a booklet or an exhibition.

You can see the whole series in my portfolio.

Quick fix

This is the first picture of a series my friend Sofia wanted me to make of her. Here is what she has to say about it.

What ideals and societal norms do you live by? Do you choose a quick fix over a good longterm solution? We all make choices—which will you make?

You can see the whole series in my portfolio.

That look

This is an update on my ongoing project of close-up portraits made with my ЛОМО Т-43 40 mm f/4 lens lens, mentioned here. I have a fair collection of portraits by now, I few of which are good enough to probably make the final series. This might be my favourite so far. Watch this space.

Attention

I have been working a lot in black and white portraits lately. Here is a vaguely Hitchcockian self-portrait from a couple of days ago. The whole horror film angle wasn’t very intentional—I was just engrossed in the lighting setup. However, that’s what it appears to make everyone think of, and I can see why.