Friday, 31 December 2010

See you in 2011

Christmas tree needles in a lift. © Magnus Andersson

Wishing you all a Happy New Year! See you in 2011.

Postcards from Sweden

Little Stina at her christening party. © Magnus Andersson

We went to my hometown Varberg, Sweden, for Christmas and had a wonderful time. It was -15C with clear blue skies. The hairs in our noses froze! Sadly the schedule was packed with social engagements and there was little camera time, but here's a few selections. The highlight was becoming god parents for little Stina (above), my brothers third daughter, cute as can be!

Fishing boat in a frozen harbour. © Magnus Andersson

Ice surrounding rocks in a frozen sea. © Magnus Andersson

Kallbadhuset, the bathing house which stays open no matter the weather. They just chop a hole in the ice when the sea freezes over. © Magnus Andersson

The view from Varberg's fortress. © Magnus Andersson

Tuesday, 7 December 2010


OK, it is ready, my first attempt at a Blurb book. Its been great fun making it but, surprisingly, a lot of work too. I had a lot of help from my friend Lucia who handled all the InDesign stuff, so a million thanks goes out to her!

For those of you that aren't too familiar with Swedish, all I can say is that the poems were written by a younger, more bright-eyed me, around the time when two friends and I made a fantastic road trip across Sweden in 1993. We were all 20 years old and I had a Konica Autoreflex T from the early '70's with me and I shot a few rolls of Tri-X as we stumbled along the festivals, lakes, islands, camps, cars and bicycles.

Although this really is a personal project I have made it publicly available for you guys to take a peek at - enjoy!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

More snow

Imagine that, a snowboarder in London! Dave grabs some air in Greenwich Park. © Magnus Andersson

It just wont stop! Today we have had snow for three days in a row. That's longer than WWII. Thankfully England lost a World Cup today, so tomorrows papers will be slightly different, pouring over their team selection; both David Cameron and Prince William played, captained by David Beckham. How could they possibly loose with those players? Then its back to the snow again.