Super talented songbird Eli Na has released a new EP, Nature Is My Mother Now. Under her previous alias Dear Euphoria, her music has reached hundreds of thousands of plays on Youtube and BBC has called her ”The Swedish Kate Bush”.
In Nature Is My Mother Now, Eli Na is back with her distinctive dreamy, magical sound and beautiful lyrics. Nature Is My Mother Now, is available on Spotify. Below is the new song Jasmine.
…feels like I’m falling behind; feels like I’ve lost the time…
Voice like an angel
Australian Stu Larsen is touring all over the world with Passenger, supporting his shows. Amongst all of that, Stu and Japanese harmonica player Natsuki Kurai recorded an EP, Ryeford, in Australia. Reyford was released this summer and Stu and Natsuki have been touring Europe the last month.
I met up with them in Copenhagen. They arrived late in the afternoon after a long drive from southern Germany, where they had played the night before. We took some photos in the somewhat rough area of Vesterport before the show. And what a wonderful show.
PS. Stu Larsen will be back in Scandinavia playing with Passenger the 31st October in Stockholm and 3rd November in Copenhagen.
And a video session Stu and Natsuki recorded in Copenhagen.
Support act to Stu and Natsuki was Danish band Davenport. They have just released their new album, Bloodshot Eyes. Really good stuff.
My beautiful friend and super talented street artist Deb is back in Melbourne. She is busy painting around Australia at the moment. I adore her feminine ladies and you can find them around the city, well, around the world really.
The second painting is from Uniacke Ct, CBD Melbourne. You find more of her work at her site.
(The drawing in the first photo is by another artist.)
Last year I sat in a tiny room next to the stage at a music venue in Stockholm with a couple of friends. Stu Larsen and Michael Rosenberg aka Passenger played the guitar and sang a bit before they were to go on stage. It was breathtakingly beautiful.
I met up with Stu in Copenhagen a couple of months ago on his European tour with Natsuki Kurai and we took some portraits in the hip and rugged area Vesterbro.
Stu and Passenger played in Stockholm last week, in a much larger venue, for a massive crowd. Of course. “Let Her Go” by Passenger reached number one in Sweden, as it did in many other countries. And their music is stronger than ever.
The room by the stage may have gotten bigger but some things remained exactly the same. Stu and Mike are both so warm and friendly and really quite funny. And it was as great as always catching up before they hit the road continuing their tour.
Some photos from the Stockholm show.
Stu Larsen (support)
Let Her Go, recorded last year. Directed by Dave Jensen.
Related post: Stu Larsen & Natsuki Kurai European Tour
Lilla Namo just released her first single, Haffa Guzz and she has created quite a buzz at the Swedish hip hop scene. Definitely a talented cool chick who’s up and coming.
Haffa Guzz is available at iTunes. My photo.
Stockholm Photography Week has just ended and I did a 3-day master class workshop with Anders Petersen. I love the rawness of his pictures, yet they remain human, sympathetic to the subject.
It’s been intense and inspiring days and Petersen was generous in sharing his experiences and to give feedback. He gave us a couple of assignments to shoot and present the following day and below are my photos.
It’s always rewarding photographing performers as they are used being on stage and usually enjoying being in front of camera. They know the frame and own it.
Anita was no exception. She’s an International Latin Ballroom dancer and walked into the studio with a smile and effortlessly kept on dancing, from intensive jive to emotional paso doble.
Hair and Make up: Karolina Danielson
It’s official! Utan title was released today.
I photographed and mixed this for the folk singer-songwriter Jörgen Kjellgren. It was so much fun working on it from start to finish. Australian Estelle Moughton is modelling. I hope you like it!
Utan Titel from Jörgen Kjellgren on Vimeo.
Utan titel is one of the songs on Kjellgren’s EP St Judas, free for download here.
Related posts Jörgen Kjellgren and St Judas.
I was quite serious about dancing when I was younger and pretty much lived in the studio. I still do in a way, but in the photo studio instead.
Sometimes you can combine the two. I spent three weeks following a contemporary dancer in Melbourne on a project in photojournalism. I had so much fun.
The new series is photographed in Stockholm. The dancer, Sara, is currently doing her final semester at the Royal Swedish Ballet School, already rehearsing the Swan Lake with the Royal Swedish Ballet.
Make up and hair Karolina Danielson
I’m so happy for him. Liam McIntyre is one of three actors vying for the lead role in Spartacus. Of course I hope he will get it.
The photos below are taken the first time I met him. It was winter, freezing and we shot a film noir serie in an alleyway in Melbourne.