Project Inspiration
Stills? Video? Something in between: Stainless - by Adam Magyar

Stills? Video? Something in between: Stainless – by Adam Magyar

With more still photographers getting into video/film  every day, the boundary between the two starts to become fluid. We recently came across and were blown away by the incredibly captivating and beautiful work of photographer Adam Magyar. His video series “Stainless” is filmed witha slow motion camera from subway trains pulling into stations. In his...
Sune Jonsson was a great photographer

Sune Jonsson was a great photographer

Most of his pictures was taking where he was raised, in the Norrbottens region the very north of Sweden. His pictures are now a very important factor in understanding how people lived during the northern swedish peasant society.
Anders Zorn and me

Anders Zorn and me

As I started looking through my images from my journey around Norway and Sweden the other day I stopped at an image that made me flash back to one of my early courses in art history. Kitch I thought. And then I remembered the image it made me think of: "Midsummer Dance", painted in 1897...
Here I am

Here I am

I have travelled in Norway full time the last year working on my project 'You Are Here,' a subjective exploration of home. It has also been a road trip, but a road trip of a more conventional type; by car. For the past week it has been a liberation with the limitation of public transport...
Home again

Home again

I've just packed up the gear and realize that I had with me many beautiful memories from my week trip in the North. Like when I learned to build a lumber cabin in the forest and tasted bear. Or the day when Anders would convince me that it´s possible to drive a snow scooter on the...
Not blonde for real

Not blonde for real

Really, I’m a red head. First I made it black and then I thought I wanted to be a blondie for a while. I’ve heard that blondes have more fun.

Have a foot in each ocean, if you dare.

When our project started, I was thinking; if there is any place to photograph in Scandinavia, it has to be the sea in the outpost of Skagen, at the very north of Denmark. This part of Scandinavia is fantastic. Sand, sand, sand in kilometers and miles of coast. The two seas Kattegat and Skagerak meet...

The essence of Sweden

Midsummer Night, Leksand, Sweden Take all things swedish – put in a large pot. Boil for 364 days under tight lid. Wait for the sun to come out – And serve on Midsummer Night in Leksand, Sweden. -Chris

Praise to not working alone

Knut Egil photographs the evening dance. Midsummer’s Eve, Gunnarskog, Sweden, 2012. Åsa changing film and having a conversation with her subjects. Midsummer’s Eve, Gunnarskog, Sweden, 2012. One main thought with this project was the social experiment of photographers working together. How would we influence each other? What would each photographer see while spending time at...

This is Odd

Vigelandsparken, Oslo, torsdag 21. juni 2012. Knut Egil. I felt so lucky when I found Odd sitting half naked on a rock in the middle of some bushes in a hidden corner of The Vigeland Park. He is glowing a bit more than I can recall. He reminds me of some of Trent Parke’s images...

Mary Magdalene vs. Virgin Mary – and the angels became blonde

Ellen. Oslo, Norway, 2012 I’m familiar with the old Madonna – Whore complex and how it goes all the way back to the bible. But continuing reading Joanna Pitman’s book, I also learn that blonde hair is a part of it. Mary Magdalene was portrayed as blonde and during the middle ages the priest went bananas...

The strength lies in being in a group.

Johan Bävman. Vilehelmina, Sweden. June 2012. Had one of those bad days today. I’ve been spending considerable effort on unnecessary things, and today I felt useless to be honest. Was generally low on inspiration, but also because I was totally lost in the making of the Scandinavian project. It felt like I returned to more traditional journalistic...

Aphrodite and pigeon’s poo

 Enya. Umeå, Sweden, June 2012. In my research I didn’t find much of value to read about Blondes. Except for “On Blondes”, written by Joanna Pitman, later to become photographic critic of the Times. I’ve brought it along my trip and it seems to be very interesting piece on the history of blondes. The first...

My own blonde story

Me as 14. Umeå, Sweden, 1993. I was born with raven black hair as my father.  When the baby hair fell off, it was replaced with the golden hair of my mother. I got to keep the black eyebrows and eye lashes, something I learned is desirable amongst other blondes. As a child I was,...

Some blonde linguistics

Twin sisters Lisa and Frida. Umeå, Sweden, June 2012. Elin Berge. The English adjective blonde, with a feminine ‘e’ in the end, came from the French in the 17th century. It was first with the 1930’s Hollywood blondes that it also became used as a substantive, meaning a female with blonde hair. – Elin Berge...

A first sniff on the hydrogen peroxide

A good way of preparing for a project on Blondes, must be to make myself blonder. Just to get in the right mood. With age my hair has grown mousy, as it does for most. Evidently, only one out of twenty adult white northern Europeans are naturally blond. Something that is hard to believe when...

What This Project is all About

Help us bring the project to life >  Photojournalists traditionally travel far away from home to tell stories about exotic cultures far from their own reality. Moment’s photographers now wish to turn their gaze in the opposite direction: to our own home countries, in order to explore our own and familiar environment. Coinciding with Moment’s...