About a month ago I had my first real photoshoot as a photographer at John Dee nightclub in Oslo, Norway. Which is pretty awesome and I got 3 new gigs that I’m working on with friends but there is a little planning left.
However my first gig where a concert photography for my favorite party band in Oslo, Norway called Awesomesauce (Check them out here at Facebook or web page here). Honestly a great party band especially if you grew up during the 90’s or 00’s.
Got a call a few days before the concert where they asked me if I would like the work as their photographer during the concert. What’s pretty awesome is that I got almost complete access which where real cool to get that close to the band and the audience. So just hade a few days to prepare but it was awesome. Here is the result and please leave a comment below about which one is your favorite photo and what you think about them.
I’m on the bus heading towards Oslo and Norway for the weekend. But this time is a bit different. A few weeks ago I saw the final concert with the Swedish band Kent but this weekend it’s a new concert and a new artist. This time it’s to see the biggest artist in Sweden, Håkan Hellström. So me and G will go with a few Swedish friends that lives in Oslo and some Norwegian that will experience him for the first time. I’m super excited.
Been thinking a lot about I best could share his music with you because all of it is in Swedish.
So hete you got a youtube video.
For the second time I tried Spotifys’ feature the Year in Music. Which is a great feature and I’m really impressed by it. Its a magnificent feature that summarize your year at Spotify which is very interesting.
I started the year of 2th of January by listening to Mitt Gullbergs Kaj Paradis (Live) med Håkan Hellström. Håkan Hellström is for you who not are Swedish a famous Swedish pop artist from Gothenburg that have a background in the Swedish indie pop scen and you could say that he made it widely spread in Sweden.
Then I apparently been mainly been listening to Håkan Hellström this year in combination with a few American artists. But a lot of pop in different genres but I also discovered a new genre thats called new mellow which I apparently am listening to quite a lot. What have you been listening to this year?
Yesterday where Sunday and as you might know me and G visited the picnic in the park festival with artists as Marit Larsen who I really liked. A new Norwegian country band named Nothern Belle which very skilled musicians. Then we also watched artists as Modeat Mouse, James Blake and Jose Gonzales to mention a few.
But not only the music where good and interesting. Also the food where great. A lot of food trucks that we saw and tried pulled pork burgers, tacos and burritos which all tasted great.
Here are some pictures from yesterday.
Once again I’ve been involved in a music related project with its foundation in Sweden. The project is still under development but there will be a more public release of it some time during this summer. At least that that the plan right now. I’m involved in the photography and the website part of the project and feel super excited about this. I love having projects to work with and this seams very interesting and I believe strongly in this project. I will keep you posted more about it when we are getting closer.
The reason to why I’m writing about this now is that today I’ve been working with the project and had a first meeting with the founder and my dear friend Alexander. Feels exciting.
Another varm and sunny has in Oslo today and I think summer has arrived for real now. As I’ve waited for this moment. Last night I sat out late on the balcony again and just enjoyed the summer air. Its strange how you all year wait for these magical summer months.
I just had a board meeting which I’m as always where good and interesting, as always a lot to discuss. And after the meeting I had some BBQ on the balcony and listed to Mark Knopfler that was playing live in the nearby park. And all of this to a beautiful sunset.
Life is good!
From time to time I get to thinking about Gothenburg and a few days ago where one fo those day and when I found this song on youtube.
The songs name is Glenntown. And in In Sweden there is a saying that everyone from Gothenburg is called Glenn. This is after the soccer team IFK Göteborg had 4 players on the team called Glenn and at least two of them where rather successful also outside of Sweden. But mainly I thought the song where catchy. Then the song is also a tribute to that team.