lørdag 20. april 2013

In Memory of Goran Popovic Coga

Ever since the creation of the Darkrooms In Northert Light, Goran has shown us images that have delighted us all. It was always with excitement and joy we looked forward to the new photos from his universe. He was kind, generous a very likeable man. A source of inspiration. It was always a very special atmosphere in Gorans pictures. You could study them for hours, and constantly discovering new stories.
I know that the pictures meant a lot to him. He was productive, creative and had many plans for the future.
It was with shock and sadness that we received the message that Goran, was no longer among us. Under tragic circumstances, he died 4 October, 2012, of pneumonia. He was only 47 years old.
Our thoughts are with his closest. Especially Milos, his son.

Thank you, Goran. You will not be forgotten..
From us in Darkrooms In Nothern Light.

We are now publishing a series of photos of Goran. Click on the link below the picture ..

Goran Popovic Coga - In Memory Of
Goran Popovic Coga - In Memory Of

A few words..

I remember viewing Goran’s photography for the very first time and how in awe I was with how he was able to communicate creatively through the recording of light and time. I fell in love with his ability to observe, whilst interrogating the world we inhabit and the nature of the human condition.

I often recall many profound conversations I shared with Goran about his influences, and his personal philosophy that resonate strongly throughout his work. It asks us to listen to the silence, and acts as a maker and maintainer of memories - a vital, visual reminder and memorial to people and times, past and present. And Goran asks us to break that silence to find our own truth; our own reality.

Goran was kind, humorous and unsurprisingly complex. I miss him - we all miss him. Most importantly, he was a devoted, loving and proud father. He leaves us with a unique body of work to discover, and a lasting visual legacy for his son. I would like to dedicate this article to Milos.


tirsdag 19. mars 2013

- on ice -

Photographs by Stig Børre Elvegård

mandag 12. november 2012

Père Lachaise, Jardin des Plantes "Nina Staff"


            Père Lachaise, Jardin des Plantes

   Fra en workshop i Paris.    Tatt med et analogt Hasselblad, De to første fra le jardin des plantes, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jardin_des_Plantes , de fire siste fra kirkegården Père Lachaise.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P%C3%A8re_Lachaise_Cemetery .

torsdag 25. oktober 2012

Livets Ansikt by Guro Storskjær

Livets Ansikt

Livets ansikt er aldri det samme
selv om vi ser på det i all evighet
~Kolbein Falkeid~

"Kunsten å fortelle en historie om sårbarhet"
En artikkel fra UTOPIA


tirsdag 16. oktober 2012

Kjellsphotographs "Historiske glimt"

 17 mai bildet er fra drammen 1922, familie, fotograf ukjent.

 Bilen på Hadangervidda, fotograf ukjent men antakelig Ingerid Lid siden det befant seg i hennes negativsamling, bildet er trolig fra siste halvdel av 1920 evt. 1930.

 Gutta på stigbrettet er sjømenn i USA ca. 1936 –1937. Fotograf ukjent, fra negtivene til  min svigerfar som sitter til høyre.

 Færøyene, 1930, (med mannen i kilt) fotograf Ingrid Lid som reiste mye og fotograferte med sitt Kodak jr. Autograpic No 2c fra 1913.

 Picnic i det grønne på Kvamskogen (Hordaland) med sveivegrammofon, foto Ingrid Lie.

 Bildet fra båten er fra en “pakketur” til Valamo i Finland 1930/31, foto Ingrid Lie

 Bildet med sjøfolkene og mannen som imiterer “skipperen/popeye med caps og pipe er fra et wilhelmsenskip som seilte under krigen, 1940, foto Reidar Sem.

 Bildet med de staute turistdamene er fra Scotland ca. 1930, foto Ingrid Lie. Bildet fra Telemarkskanalen, også ca. 1930, foto Ingrid Lie

 Bildet fra Telemarkskanalen, også ca. 1930, foto Ingrid Lie.

Trømsø i 1892, og er fra en samling med glasspositiver som jeg har kjøpt for noen år siden. Fotograf R.A.

Jeg har avfotografert, til dels skannet bildene 

Kjell Harangen

tirsdag 9. oktober 2012

Synne von Zernichow




mandag 17. september 2012



Featuring 116 images by Predrag Pajdic
And 8 original stories by JL Nash
Embossed hard cover, 115 pages, printed in Portugal
Published by The Pandorian, UK/Australia
Designed by Wrong Design, Porto
ISBN 978-0-9872567-6-8
1000 Copies

This book challenges current trends and rewards the time taken to peruse the images and read the texts as it celebrates the loveliness in everyone, at all ages, gender, style, type and appearance. Over 70 subjects have been photographed and they range from ages 10 to 84. What is presented are the purest of naked souls echoed in the faces and bodies of some of the most extraordinary people from across U.S.A., Europe and Asia taken over the period of a year to catch all seasons. A key moment for the timing of the photographs taken was dawn or dusk; a time when the human subconscious rises to the forefront in an almost dream state, just waking or about to sleep. It is at this magical instant we are able, as humans to penetrate our most vulnerable and innocent emotions. It is a time of great understanding and wisdom, a moment of the opening or closing of flowers, the birth or death of butterflies. 100 of the most intense and exceptional visions from exotic locations spanning deserts, mountains, waterfalls and lakes have been hand selected from about 50,000 taken. Each subject was chosen because of their kindness and compassion in their lives, the purity of the authentic soul and the resulting grace as captured is a manifestation of the essence of each of these astonishingly humble ordinary people. Images call deep into the window of expression to create a new beginning, a marker for what is now stripped, vulnerable, raw and honest.
These lyrical metaphors are sometimes challenging but never drop below the line of elegant taste. It’s a common enough cry from the stands, railing against the double standards of media interpretation of beauty. We know about photo-shopping images, digital alterations and the decrease of self-esteem in light of almost impossible versions of exquisiteness as presented to us. But where is the new standard, where is the new measure? These are the faces of beauty, male and female, young and old, of a variety of nationalities. This book is a marvellous celebration of life’s splendour in a form as yet seen, and offers a new, more realistic standard and measure by which to judge those who please the eye. The short stories are exclusive to this book and also echo the same ethos, adding another dimension to the pictures we create in mind and soul.
The book is featuring many extraordinary people such as international artists, performers, dancers, composers, writers, poets, lovers and next door neighbours, who stole from their time, injected their passion and spread their enthusiasm in creating this project. Among others we are grateful to Lee Adams, Peter M Adams, Dimitris Alexandrou, Loukas Angelou, Julien Aschner, Oreet Ashery, Barney Ashton, Hrafnhildur Benediktsdóttir, Silke Bender, Fernando Bonastre, Pio Rio Branco, Christopher Agius Burke, Shaun Carmody, Nicola Canavan, Lesley Chan, Sebastian Trevor Collins, Federico Domenici, Jason Eddy, Edir, Finn Eighty, Alexandra Eldridge, Andrew Ellerby, Paul Fages, Nathan Hanford, Scott Humphreys, Matthew-Robert Hughes, Dominic Johnson, Jean-Bastien Lagrange, John Linssen, Othon Mataragas, Marko Matysik, Jeremy Martin, Elizabeth McGorian, Darius Meibodi, Katarina Mootich, Erica Mott, Charles Moriarty, Ash Mukherjee, Kira O’Reilly, Fragiskos Papasifakis, Simon Phillips, Hugo Rodrigues, Alif Sankey, Emanuele Soavi, Anna Sudbina, Marie & Manon Tatala, Anthony Thévenoux, Ernesto Tomasini, Gabriel Toso, Stephanie Valerie, Costas Voyatzis & Mara Vujic.

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