Archive for December, 2009

It’s times like these you give and give again

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

bar rouge, 31.12.08

What a year it’s been, huh? I rang in the year 2009 in a fancy bar in Shanghai with my then boss and some friends. I was working as an English teacher in Changsha. (you can see my new years post from last year here!)

melbourne

End of January I found myself in Australia for the first time in my life, pale legs and all.

F1000010

Melbourne was really good to me.

koala reserve

I saw koalas and penguins in Phillip Island.

apollo bay

And went on a lovely trip to Apollo Bay.

melbourne

By March it was time to say goodbye, unfortunately.

prespringwoods

Back home in Denmark spring was about to come out.

nephew

I got to see my family and friends again after six months away.

misha fish outta water

And the best dog in the world.

london day 1

I went on a short trip to London in August to see Animal Collective and Gang Gang Dance and spend time on the roof drinking fruity cocktails in the sun.

london day 2

And of course making myself breakfast in bed.

conspiracy inc

Somehow, though, it seemed summer came and went and all of a sudden it was my birthday, which I spent at Conspiracy Inc and at home with my family again.

treasures

I gave myself a new camera, which in return gave me pleasures like this to look at.

union square greenmarket

Late fall it was time to go to NYC.

for dan

Boy, do they love pizza.

And I guess most of you will know December: Work, work, work and more work! Then food, food, food and more food! Mostly it’s been an exciting year, I never really could say what was going to happen next and I suppose that is a somewhat positive thing. I don’t want to look back on it with heartache, so I guess I will say it was exciting, yeah?

Thank you, everyone, for reading, commenting, emailing, snail mailing and tweeting. It’s been pure bliss running this blog in 2009 and I hope to continue doing so next year, hopefully with you(!), some new features and more photos of food and feet and flowers, alright!
Have a safe and happy new year!

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Christmas-busyness-guestposting pt. iii!

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Ah, yes. Three guest posts in three days! Am I spoiling you rotten or what?
Today’s post is by the wonderful Allison! She posts lovely photos on her blog 24:00. I stumbled across her blog earlier this year while she was still in Japan and I’ve been an avid reader ever since. I’m so excited she agreed to do a guest post here and I bet this post is going to be the most portraits you’re ever going to see on this blog again, since for some reason I don’t really photograph anything human!
Thank you, Allison!

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1) My boyfriend Paul & his cousin Kyle waiting for the subway in New York

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2) I took this picture at a free outdoor Grizzly Bear/ Beach House concert in New York.We didn’t actually get in to the concert but listened from the streets just outside of the gates. This young couple sat down in front of us and just looked so romantic I couldn’t resist taking their picture. Its still one of my favorites yet.

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3) Paul was being silly and reading that writing from right up close, but the photo came out looking pretty thoughtful. I like that the walls around him look like they could go on forever, making him look really isolated.

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4) This is my friend Amy at Veggie Thai, one of the best vegetarian places in Portland

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5) I love this picture! Paul and I went to a wedding and he wore fake glasses just for fun – I took this once we got home. (Just for fun, I attached my Japanese friend Nozomi’s painting that’s based on this photo – amazing isn’t it?)

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6) My friend Simone, carving a pumpkin for Halloween. She has the most incredible blue eyes.

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7) My friend Lupe at Pho Thy Thy in Seattle’s University District. He always has the most interesting stories.

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8) My brother Ben. We went out for breakfast and he was not quite fully awake.

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9) At breakfast in Portland with Hank and Kevin, friends from San Francisco, during Thanksgiving break. Doesn’t it look like they must have been talking about something pretty juicy?

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10) I just posted this on my blog a few days ago, but this photo set from Uwajimaya, a Japanese supermarket in Seattle, is one of my favorites yet.

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Christmas-busyness-guestposting pt. ii!

Monday, December 21st, 2009

It’s time for another guest post (yes, already)! This time by the awesome Allan! You might know him as Uncle Allan, the amazing tattoo artist (responsible for my cassette tape and rocking unicorn and hopefully more to come!) at Conspiracy Inc here in Copenhagen, but he is also a really awesome photographer and all round ace person. You can check out more of his photos, art and tattoo work on his personal blog right after this!
Thank you, Allan!

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It is a pleasure to be a guestblogger here on my homegirl and fellow camera geeks blog. I really like Youngs photos so it means a lot to me to be asked to do a photopost for her.
Since she asked for analogue photos I decided to go for my last 4 rolls of film that I just got developed. These 4 films have been “there” and back. some of them had pictures from different countries on them. One would start in Tokyo and end in the country side of Denmark at our vacation house in Bisserup. 2 of the rolls are crossprocessed and all rolls comes from either my Lomo LC-A+ or my Canon Av-1. I picked out a bunch of pictures and left it up to Young to choose what to publish. I thought it would be cool to see what she would go for and which ones she would like. All 4 rolls kinda turned out funny. Don’t know if they got messed up going through the xray machine or something but they are nothing like what I usually shoot but that’s ok. You never know what you get.
So here is my sellection of pictures from Tokyo, Japan. Copenhagen, Denmark. London, United Kingdom. California, USA and Bisserup, Denmark.

Thank you, Young, for having me on your blog.

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Copenhagen, Canon AV-1

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Copenhagen, Canon AV-1

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California, Canon AV-1

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California, Canon AV-1

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Bisserup, Canon AV-1

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London, Lomo LC-A+

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London, Lomo LC-A+

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Bisserup, Lomo LC-A+

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Bisserup, Lomo LC-A+

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Bisserup, Lomo LC-A+

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Tokyo, Lomo LC-A+

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Tokyo, Lomo LC-A+

by uncle allan

Tokyo, Lomo LC-A+

by uncle allan

Tokyo, Lomo LC-A+

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Christmas-busyness-guestposting pt. i!

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

This is the first ever guest post on my blog, and I’m really excited to reveal that it is by the lovely Melly of greenlaundry! I’ve been reading Melly’s blog for quite a while and adore her photos, both analogue and digital, and she’s one fantastically sweet girl with a great sense of style! So if you’re not familiar with her, check out this entry and then go straight to her personal blog afterward!
Thank you, Melly, for doing this.

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Hello! I’m Melly of greenlaundry and I’m very excited to share with you guys my first roll taken with the Diana Mini. I have to say it took me months to finish the roll because of its half-frame capability and then I find out most of my half-frame shots didn’t turn out…

A lil background here, I live in Singapore and the photos you’ll see are taken all over the little island, mostly away from the city, where the coffee is still cheap.

Thanks Young for having me! Couldn’t have been a better way to share a first roll from a new camera. Happy holidays!

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Do They Know It’s Christmas?

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

This is my favourite Christmas song, by far (I just listened to it five times in a row, writing this entry, and dude, check out those amazing 80s haircuts! Priceless! Also, how funny is it that Sting sings on the line “where the only water flowing is the bitter STING of tears”?? Hilarious!). I still haven’t heard Last Christmas (Wham!, in case you live under a rock/seriously, who are you?) this year yet, which usually is the song that sets off the (Christmas) warning bells, so I guess officially it’s still not really Christmas! I wonder if I can go through the rest of the year without hearing it? Let’s give it a go! (I do love it, though, who am I kidding?! It’s Wham!)
Fun fact, both of these songs were released the year I was born!

Also, the next couple of updates will be guest posts – stay tuned, because they will be good! Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

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