November 23, 2008

photographing joakim

joakim is one of those people that you connect with
without much effort
he is just there being himself
and in his own thoughts
letting you to create with the camera
and capture the beauty of the moment.

a mask

... and the sense of connection just disappeared
the gray mask started dragging away from your face
and small wounds crawled up revealing
an unreal and pale expression

your face is still beautiful
so, are your eyes,
but there is a sort of pain
behind your look, something that you are
deeply into,
your mind isn’t here
I can’t feel your presence
though, I sense you
and I know that your thoughts
aren’t for me to be known.

November 22, 2008

November 19, 2008

have you?

have you guessed you yourself would not continue?
have you dreaded those earth-beetles?
have you feared the future would be nothing to you?
is today nothing?
is the beginningless past nothing?
if the future is nothing they are just as surely nothing.
[walt whitman]

an actor to be

this young man is from Norway and studying drama at a school in Stockholm. I made these pictures for his book.

November 17, 2008

photographing Caroline

she is a dancer and she asked me to do some portraits and I thought that the most proper way to portrait her was while dancing ... then, she danced for me..

November 14, 2008

these boots are made for walkin'

... and I was young and the gogo-girls were dancing 
wearing mini-skirts and too much hair spray 
because the hair was supposed to be and 
stay perfect while you were dancing doing those small 
steps or jumps, like cartoons' figures...
I like the strong colors of the video, 
they are as they were hand-painted, with a plastic look,
really stiff and simple. 
The movements or choreography, 
have become an icon specially after the dance of 
John Travolta in "pulp fiction" movie. 
The colors make me think of the ones of the stage designs from the Bauhaus.