I came to think of the storm over Fulufjäll in August 1997 when I saw the devastation in the US and in Asia. Compared with that this was nothing but for our region as it was extreme. Small streams at the mountain side became raging rivers that tore away everything in its path, roads and bridges were washed away and Göljån took a new furrow. Among the debris you can see in the pictures were found a moose that was washed away with the water.
The pictures below are from 2011, 14 years after the disaster.
On Nov 3’rd it’s time for the annual photo festival in Vårgårda again, for the 35’th year if I counted correctly. I have been a visitor there for the last 10-12 years, with one or two years off. But, this year it will be another premiere, on Friday I will get up on stage to show some of my pictures along with six other talented photographers in something called 20×20 (Pecha Kucha). It’s 20 pictures x 20 seconds. Looking forward to that. See you in Vårgårda! Program (in Swedish).
A picture from this week.
Working my last days now before it’s time for three weeks off. Looking forward to “own” my time (almost anyway 🙂 ). No big plans, just to experience an early morning somewhere in the woods would be enough. Watch when the mist lighten up and a new day begin. Later in the autumn I hope to find some time for a longer photo trip but have not decided when and where yet.
Gettjärn, Grangärde finnmark, August 2016
Silvhytteå, August 2006
So I’m back after a few days in the outback at Mattlaberg. Days and nights filled with creativity, photography and meetings. A big thank you to Håkan Olsén who arranges it all and makes sure that so many interesting people gather together here, many thanks also to all models, photographers and other contributors that makes this gathering so good.
I’ve been here every second year since 2013 and although not all photo opportunities fit me and my kind of pictures, I allways learn something and sometimes it’s pure magic. Got some pictures that I feel fit in my portfolio and that makes me more than happy. Then there are allways interesting conversations with both old and new friends.
Here’s a small selection of pictures from the meeting.
Last weekend I stayed in Sundsvall. On Saturday I made a trip up north. The first stop was at the High Coast and Nordingrå. Spent a couple of hours at the Rotsidans Nature Reserve and enjoyed the tranquility of the Baltic sea and the mist.
(All pictures are made with the Fuji x100f).
Sorry but here will only be a short summary, read the Swedish blog for more information.
Last Saturday I went to Bredsjö in the deep woods of central Sweden. Ylva Lindberg had arranged a day with very interesting lectures regarding our forests and (the lack of ) biological diversity.
First out was the author Sten Björnulfson. He was talking about his book “Rösterna i skogen” and the loss of history, and memories that the logging causes in the woodland where he has his cabin.
Then it was time for Sebastian Kirppu to deliver hard fact about the situation and the not so bright future for our woods if things don’t change very soon. Sebastian have deep knowledge and understanding of the ecological systems of our forests, he is also very good at explaining the situation.
Last but not least out was Mikael Karlsson from Silvaskog who gave a very interesting lecture about continuous cover forestry (the Lübeck model). He was also able to show that this method also is superior economically.
Four hours went very fast and I think that we could have continued the discussion for an hour or two more without any problem. Many thanks to Ylva and all the people that made this possible.
After a break for a couple of years, I thought it was time to join again. This year I had the exhibition in Säljan, southern Sandviken at the musician Anders “Kråkan” Ågrens place. I shared the space with Helena Nyman. Great studio and very nice company, they seem to have so fun these guys that can play an instrument.
Many thanks to all who came to see our work.