Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Introduction




This blog is a way for me to publish and comment on some of my old B&W photos. Since I think many of the photos benefit from some info I think this is a convinient way to work, compared to regular photo-databases like Pbase, etc. I will add photos and comments as I get the time.
Some background: The photos are from three periods of time. 1973-75:During this time my family moved from Stockholm, Sweden, to live in Munich in Germany, for a few years. My father was a correspondent for a major swedish newspaper, Aftonbladet. I followed him on many assignments, taking photos. I was quite young, 16-17 years.
In the news the big events was the Yom Kippur war in the Middle East (which my father covered on location which was a bit scary for the rest of the family), The RAF-terrorists in Germany, the Cyprus crisis which nearly lead to a war between Greece and Turkey. For sports these were great years - the World Cup in soccer 1974 in Germany, FC Bayern was the worlds best soccer club with Beckenbauer, Müller, Hoeness and Breitner in the team. Sweden had a number of soccer pros in Germany, which we often reported on. Ingemar Stenmark won his first victories in the Alpine WC. In Formula One racing Ronnie Pettersson, teammmate with Emerson Fittipaldi, was one the fastest drivers. We saw the GP-races at Nurnburg Ring, Austerreich Ring and Monza. Great fun to watch, didnt take any photos there though.
1979: I took a few trips back to Munich for some photo stories.
1980-82: I worked my way through university as a part-time freelance photographer, mainly for the newspapers Svenska Dagbladet and Aftonbladet. I was a staff photographer for Svenska Dagbladet during the summers. In the end of 82 I made a kind of career choice and bought an electric typewriter instead of a new lens. But thats a different story.
From these periods I have a small box of photos left, which are slowly fading away. As I took a new interest in my personal photography when I bought a digital SLR some years ago, I thought I should take care of the old photos somehow.
The selection of the photos is somewhat random. Some I choose because they got some documentary value (since they are so old), some because they have value as memories for me, and some because I like them as photos.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was amused and amazed about your blog. I found it thru your response to the Forum regarding Film-Digital and how to combine both. I am trying to do the same, and I was amused by your images with their sense of a present that is long gone and belongs to the past, so the amusement was a sort of nostalgic yearning for something that was and no longer will be.....amazed also because I am in the process of combining film and digital and it is energizing to find other people who have the same interests.

Fraterno Lemus.
www.pbase.com/fraterno_lemus

January 09, 2006 2:26 AM  

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