Monthly Archives: May 2013

Liten rapport: Det går framåt !

Hej fotokonstvän

Nytt alltsammans… hemsida, bloggartiklar, bilder och satsning på sociala medier

Medan jag för tillfället inte arrangerar tematiska utställningar på Vegagatan får jag desto fler besök på min hemsida, Facebook, Linkedin etc.

Det är en stenhård konkurrens om människors uppmärksamhet men jag tror på att det här kommer att ge resultat inom ett par år, alltså när jag utvecklat mitt fotokoncpt under sammanlagt 5 år. Jag jobbar ju trots allt bara 30% av min tid med detta och 70% med freden – resor ut i världen (just nu mest Iran), färdigtställande av av en makro-blogg om Jugoslavien och vad som borde ha gjorts istället för bombningar; dessutom undervisning 3-4 gånger per år i Basel på World Peace Academy, offentliga föredrag. Och vi använder sociala medier intensivt för att sprida kunskap om alternativen till våld i världen. Titta gärna på länkarna här!

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© Untitled, Jan Oberg 2013

Galleri i Lunds centrum?
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Miss Aniela’s self-portraiture – an eye-opener

While I have done some portraits over time, it never occurred to me to do self-portraits – for very obvious reason, some would perhaps say – and it still does not appeal to me compared with other objects. But when I recently stumbled upon Natalie Dybisz’ book Self-Portrait Photography. The ultimate in personal expression – in an art bookstore it was certainly an eye-opener for me. (She is known as Miss Aniela, too, from Flickr).

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© Natalie Dybisz, downloaded from her Facebook profile.

It’s a beautiful book in a good, almost square format. Her main chapters are Context and History, Equipment, Shooting, Processing, Self-portrait artist showcase and Marketing your self-portraits. It is very much a how-to book with a lot of learning opportunities.

When you see her floating elegantly in the air or there are a number of copies of herself in a living room turning in all directions and positions, the natural question is of course – how on earth did she produce that photo? And that is exactly what she tells you step-by-step and in a plain way that makes you feel like starting this very moment yourself. I should say they are all technically brilliant works.

Amazingly, so much of it all is about getting ideas and keep it simple. Continue reading