One more piece of work I did during my studies in Gothenburg. It’s called «The Ordinary», it’s a book and I believe it’s the topic of the last Gothenburg post in this series. The photo book is about The Ordinary and takes a look at it from different angles. At the beginning, I was working on two separate projects simultaneously; however, I noticed that they may as well be connected due to an array of connections. Learn more about it on its portfolio page.
After my studies in Gothenburg, I went on a trip with a few of my non-Swedish Sweden friends. We were lucky enough to stay for free in a lovely cabin in the woods for a week (actually it was a rather big house with two floors, sauna, a spacious garden with a shed and much more situated right next to a nice little pond). The cabin was situated beautifully in the midst of idyllic Småland, the region which is home to «Pippi Långstrump» («Pippi Longstocking»).
On my very last day in Gothenburg, I took another trip to the Southern Gothenburg Archipelago. This time, the ferry brought me to a car-free island called Styrsö, which is home to about 1500 folks. Most of them seem to own a «flakmoped» – a three-wheeled moped, usually built (or modified rather) on that island, the number one vehicle on there. By the way, I passed another island called «Köpstadsö» with the ferry – its 100 inhabitants’ (it’s 300 in summer) prime means of transport is the wheelbarrow.
Boom, that’s it. Another island in my next post.
A few snapshots I took while randomly strolling around Gothenburg. Except for the «Liseberg» ones (that’s the theme park), those were taken from my apartment/bedroom/home. More soon.
Not much blah blah here, just a few snapshots of my international Gothenburg friends, our brunches, walks along Delsjön, Slottsskogen, and one of these rare sunny days walking around the city. Don’t complain about the dust on the negatives, I was in a hurry.
It was on the first or second weekend in Sweden that I went to Vrångö, a wonderful small island in the Southern Archipelago of Gothenburg. We picked the most beautiful, sunny day we possibly could for this first of many excursions. It was warm enough even for a wonderful picnic – including hummus! We was a fairly big group of international design and arts students who had only just arrived in Gothenburg and were about to start their exchange studies.
I went to Gothenburg in January for my studies in photography and stayed until the beginning of July. It was cold for the better part of these almost six months. There surely were some sunny days when everyone seemed to just soak up the sun. I heard, though, that there had not been a colder spring in Sweden for many years. I still had a fantastic time in this beautiful city that somehow just feels like a small-town to me – not least because I met a bunch of wonderful people. These are some snapshots I took within the first week.
There we go, a short timelapse video, trying to show a tiny bit of Sweden's endless beauty. The shots were taken mainly in Sarek National Park, but at some other locations too. We took a four-day trip to Sarek National Park in the far north of Sweden, walked about 100 km within a 72 hour timespan, and hence were able to see what's likely to be the most beautiful views we've ever seen.
Our trip led us from Switzerland, through Germany and up to Sweden by ferry. We stayed near Jönköping on a camping site in one of the first nights in Sweden. The night sky was beautifully filled with countless stars. Travelling further north, we passed Stockholm, Uppsala and Motala, where we could enjoy a great view (sunset included, of course) over Lake Vättern from our hostel room balcony. Stockholm and Gothenburg are Sweden's largest cities, still they're pretty quiet, compared to most other cities in the world. After almost five months, I have finally taken some time to finish editing and now uploading these pictures. There were just too many other things on my schedule, hence my personal projects had to suffer.. or let's say wait in […]