..without a single blogpost. NOT okay. Sorry about that. A week before christmas I went down to Gothenburg, met up with the people from Pillow.se, picked up 2 brand new Volvos and drove to Hemsedal, Norway to shoot an infomercial for an upcoming iPhone / Android app for freeskiiers. After spending a couple of days in the Norwegian “alps”, we drove back home just in time for christmas...
Californa-ay and one them Canary Islands..
Well, hello there! What’s up? I made it back from L.A in one piece - a real accomplishment if you ask me. We spent the last week in Cali shooting the remaining scenes for the promo video and some advertising stills for the product mentioned earlier. I also managed to find the time to shoot a bunch of stills for a new eyewear company called “OJOS eyewear”. “OJOS identity as a brand and...
Venice, venice, venice!
Oh, I love this place. I love it.
It’s been raining all day in SoCal. Fortunately we got some footage yesterday when the California weather showed us its best side! The day was spent all over this wonderful city, first stop -> RedBull Headquarters. Good times! A couple of screenprints from yesterdays shoot..
Hello world. I’m currently located in Santa Monica, California shooting a commercial for an upcoming product developed for runners, bikers and other active, awesome people! I’ll keep you posted on that.. Here’s a couple of snapshots for now!
Sailing and checking out the Turkish coast..
Hello there. Last week we went sailing in Greece, filming a promo for Swedish luxury sailing yacht “Sy Kajsa Kavat” and shooting some stills for Scottsberry shirts - one of the best trips in a while. Right now I’m located in Alanya, Turkey where we’re creating some cool stuff for Apollo / Kuoni Scandinavia with help from local staff and other awesome people! Stay tuned...
"How am I gonna be gangsta while riding a donkey?"...
That’s an actual quote from Phly Boyz member Daniel Puccio and I think it describes this week pretty well. I haven’t been online for a while now and I can assure you it’s not on purpose, I just haven’t had access to a decent connection these past 2 weeks.. So.. recap; - I went to Mallorca for a week filming for Kuoni Scandinavia. - Went back home. - Boarded a flight to...
Yeah, I’ve been quiet for a long time now. Not because I’m not doing anything, but rather because of the opposite - I’ve been swamped the last month or so. Music video, filming football, sailing in Croatia and working on some editing. An update is coming.. really soon.
Sailing in Greece..
I just got back from a week of sailing in Greece.. good times rollin! Now it’s time to get back on track and catch up on a whole lot of editing.. a WHOLE LOT of editing before the next project kicks off. More on that later..
Oh.. that's right.. updates.
I’ve been swamped these last couple of weeks, meaning no time to update the blog! A pity.. Anyhow! I’ve spent the last month cruising around the mediterranean. I started in Greece about a month ago, spent 2 weeks on Crete filming for Apollo, flew back to Sweden to repack my bag and get a nights sleep then off to Croatia for 2 more weeks of sailing and filming for The Yacht Week! Epic...
Hi there! Guess what? I’m in Greece filming some epic stuff. Yesterday I tried working the steadicam.. it worked out for while - could’ve turned out great. It didn’t. I’ll post some snapshots soon enough!
Rugby tournament & a magical festival..
Oh, that’s right.. I went to Leeds, England last week to cover the annual PwC 6-nations Rugby tournament. Good times! The weekend was spent in Gothenburg at the Summerburst event combined with some work! On friday I’m off to Greece for a 2 week shoot and then Croatia for another week of filming. Stay around!
Baguettes & croissants in Côte d'Azur
At the moment I’m located in Port Napoleon, a small village just outside of Marseille, France where I’m shooting a new promo for Navigare Yachting. Yesterday it was really windy and not to much to do in the docks, so in the afternoon we decided to go for a roadtrip up the coast, resulting in a wonderful lunch in St Tropez and an ever better dinner in Cannes. To bad the filmfestival...
Yeah.. I’ve been awfully quiet for a while now. Sorry about that! For the first time in a year I’ve actually had some time off, just taking it easy and hanging out. Awesome times! I’ve also spent a lot of time in front of my computer, editing the last couple of projects I shot before getting back to Sweden. If you’re a frequent reader you know that I went to France a...
Howdie! I’m in Egypt. Two days ago I went swimming with wild dolphins. Tomorrow I’m hangin out with the beduins. On thursday I’m off to Cairo. Life is great! I’ll let the pictures do the talking.. as usual.
Navigare Charter School
Got back from Greece a couple of days ago after spending 2 awesome days with the Navigare Charter School filming a new promo-video. My new Canon 5D mk3 is working hard at the moment and there’s a lot more to come. Tomorrow I’m off to Egypt so stay tuned peeps! (as always..) New website and a lot (A LOT) of new material is coming up.. very very soon!
Les Alps! Off to Athens..
Howdie! I just got back from an amazing in the French alps - L’alpe D’huez to be exact - where I was filming for PWC Luxembourg. Not confusing at all right? Tomorrow morning I’m off to Greece. That’s all for now.
Well hi there! I’m back at the canary islands.. Lanzarote this time. I was expecting “just another canary island” - similiar to the other ones, but this exceeds my expectations! Lanzarote is (in opposite to the other islands) actually beautiful, something we have late artist Cesar Manrique to thank for. Unfortunately I’m to tired to tell the story, but google is always...
Life's a beach and then you dive.
Everything runs so much slower here. No one’s stressed out and there’s no hurry. Ever. Right now I’m switching hotels a lot, meaning that I get to see a lot of new faces, a lot of new environments and a lot of check-in counters. Only problem is that all the hotels are located right next to each other, so I’m still staying at the same beach.. I’m just relocating east, one hotel at a time. ...
I'm on island time..
Gooood mooorning Europeans & good.. well.. something to the rest of you! A lot of interesting stuff has happend since my last post! Early friday morning (4.15AM) a transfer car picked me up from my hotel in Playa del Carmen and took me to Cancun airport, about an hour away. Knowing that I would never be able to get up if I went to bed, I decided to stay up all night working instead. Of...
Hola.. So here’s a recap for the last week; -Left the southern parts of Sweden & headed north. -Glued myself to the computer for a week, trying to catch up on a bunch of projects. -Went to Stockholm to film a wedding with Max (Huskymotion) -Boarded a flight to Mexico. ..and here I am! These past couple of days I’ve been filming a lot of stuff in the Playa Del Carmen area,...
Late night studio-session.
Trying to get some serious studioshots 11.30 pm after a 6 hour filmsession is just like.. well.. it’s not a good idea. Add 3 boxes of funny hats, goggles & weird accessories to that and you have a recipe for disaster. We’ll give it another try tonight..
A couple of weeks ago I was told that a bunch of my pictures were published in UK lifestyle magazine “Tatler”. I picked up a copy in NYC, just to realize that one of my shots made the article ‘cover’ (not to be confused with the actual COVER-cover.. but still! :)
Navigare Service Stations
I just enjoyed a wonderful breakfast at Zürich airport. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.. airport mornings are the best! Late wednesday afternoon I arrived at the port of Lavrion, a small town just outside Athens - Greece, where I’ve been working on a promotion video for the Swedish yacht charter company Navigare Yachting for the last 2 days. The video is focusing on...
Long time since my last post..
Sorry about that. I’ve been on the road a lot these past couple of weeks and that combined with a lack of inspiration equals minimum activity here. Fortunately I checked out Swedish/Australian wedding photographer Jonas Petersons blog earlier tonight (like I always do whenever I need to find inspiration) and found the spark for a brief moment. His work is AMAZING. Unique in so many...
Captain Jack Sparrow..
..probably won’t be around. It’s still going to be legendary though. I’m at my favorite spot right now.. early morning at the airport. In 20 minutes I’m boarding a flight to Frankfurt, 6h layover, continuing to Newark where I’m spending the night to finally board a last flight to Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands the morning after. It’s Yachtweek time! Next...
What can I say.. Jordan is an amazing place! I started the week by shooting a couple of hotels in the Aqaba area. Unfortunately I managed to time the coldest day in 3 months, followed by the most overcast one in 5 months. Just my luck. Tuesday I went on a tour to Petra, one of the 7 wonders of the world. That place was.. it was.. wow. So much history, so much mystery, just unbelievable! The...
This is Mona. She’s a 7 year old beduin girl from the outskirts of Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt. Even though the Egyptian government built 4 new schools for beduin children in the area, she has never been there. As a matter of fact, all of the beduin schools are empty. It’s tradition that the kids help supporting the family by selling handicrafts, and the family fathers are holding on to...
Blue holes, stunning sunsets & suspicious cats.
Sharm-El-Sheikh is certainly something else. These past couple of days I’ve been going back and forth between hotels and golf courses in the area, trying to get the material I need. Out of all charter destinations I’ve been to so far Sharm is without doubt the most beautiful one. On one side you have the Sinai mountains changing color throughout the day, on the other side is the read sea &...
I love early mornings at the airport.. everything’s a lot more mellow and laid back. If it wasn’t for the fact that a glass of juice and a sandwich cost you more than a fancy dinner at a restaurant I’d probably spend every morning here! Anyhow. Got back from Tenerife last sunday after spending a week there filming for Apollo. When you think of the canary islands, normally all...
Hola.. I’ve been on Tenerife for a couple of days now but unfortunately the internet connection at my hotel isn’t really the best.. or actually it’s terrible. Unusable. Crap. A quick summary on what’s going on : It’s warm. It’s cloudy. It’s hectic. More on that later when I get a decent connection. Hasta luego! (Sunset over a cloudy La...
Got back from Fuerteventura, Canary islands 2 weeks ago. That place was very different from the other islands.. a lot.. nicer. I’ve been busier (!) than a bee these last couple of weeks, so no time for updates. In 4 hours (5am tomorrow morning) I’m off to the next island, Tenerife. Here’s a recap, stay tuned! All the best..
Back to the Canarys..
After spending 14 hours on Las Palmas airport due to a delayed flight, I finally made it back to Sweden early thursday morning. I spent the weekend in Linköping editing the videos from last week, went back up to Uppsala and about an hour ago I was supposed to take off for Fuerteventura, Canary Islands again. Unfortunately this flight is delayed as well. Bummer. In Meloneras, Gran Canaria, I had...
Today the outdoor thermometers in Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria stopped at 34 degrees celcius. I can’t really complain huh? Spent most of the day poolside on Rio Vistamar, a 4+ star hotel located on top of a giant hill offering a wonderful panorama view of the coast. Glorious victorious. Time to start editing.. Hasta luego!
Packin' my bags..
Early tomorrow morning (the taxi arrives at 5.20AM) I’m taking off for Puerto Mogan, Gran Canaria to shoot a couple of web-spots for Swedish travelagency Apollo. If I manage to get some time off I’ll make sure to capture some of Gran Canarias stunning nature! I’ll keep you updated on that.. Arrivederci for now.. /Mike
Last weekend a friend of mine showed me a trailer for a documentary called “The Goodwin Project”. Since then I’ve watched it at least 10 times and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of the real deal once it’s finished. Check it out! It’s without doubt one of the most touching trailers I’ve seen!
Croatia, stills, blogdesign & a lot more!
Last week I flew down to Croatia for a couple of days of sailing and work. This time I shot a business-event promotion video for a Swedish Yachtingcompany; Navigare Yachting and delivered raw video to their client Epsilon. This weekend I went down to Stockholm, built a portable studio in the central parts of the city and hosted one of the regular OneOff photobooth sessions where people get to take...
It's been a while..
..since my last update. Two weeks ago I went up to Oslo, Norway to shoot promo-videos for a local store and a beautysalon, followed by a really cool photoshoot for my friends at Neckwear.se. Right now I’m back in Uppsala after a couple of days in Stockholm and tomorrow I’m off to shoot a viral at Arlanda Airport together with Phosworks, followed by a lot of postproduction. Next week...
Adapting to real life.
I’m starting to get back to reality now. I.E not the Yacht Week life. At the moment I’m doing the last editing on my videos for Apollo and Uppsala kommun before it’s time to hand over the finished products & start working on The Yacht Week skipper academy video. Last weekend I went down to Karlstad, Sweden, to shoot a short spot for Burn Energy followed by a photoshoot. I...
Whoopsie. I just realized that I forgot to post the Oneoff Webshop intro clip I shot earlier this year.. so.. here you go!
Just a quick one from Croatia. Stay tuned!
Back in Sweden!
So.. I’m finally back in Sweden after 3 amazing and interesting weeks of sailing around the islands of Croatia. Due to the lack of a decent internet connection I haven’t been able to update the blog AT ALL, but I’m going to change that now. During my stay in Croatia I was working as a photographer / cinematographer for The Yacht Week, i.e the same guys I went to the BVI’s...
Off to Croatia!
I got back from Spain last Wednesday after a wonderful week on Gran Canaria where I was shooting web-videos for Apollo. These last couple of days I’ve been hanging out in Linköping where WESC are pulling off their annual skateboard camp. This week Etnies was the main sponsor and since I’m working for the Swedish distributor I was there as well, covering the contests and getting some...
Another day in paradise..
2011/07/04 Spent the day on one of Gran Canarias most luxurious 5+ star hotels - Lopesan Villa del Conde. That place was.. an interesting experience. Apart from the fact that they had their own beach, they also offered a huge spa, 5 swimmingpools, 4 restaurants and a building that looks like a palace. Tomorrow I’m headed for the Golf course to shoot the last video. On wednesday I’m...
Touring the island..
2011/07/01 Today I went on a tour throughout the island of Gran Canaria to shoot a spot showing the more or less unknown attractions of the island. After a 6 hour drive we had passed through thick forest landscapes, beautiful villages, scenic mountains and a desert. Crazy contrasts & a lot of video-ops in other words! Here’s a glimpse of what I experienced!
Greetings from Gran Can!
2011/06/30 Went for a walk along the boardwalk tonight, brought my cam and sat down for a cup of tea. The canary’s can actually be beautiful sometimes.. believe it or not!