Posts tagged "blonde"
Scandinavian Moments at Landskrona Photo Festival

Scandinavian Moments at Landskrona Photo Festival

Moment’s group project “Scandinavian Moments” will be shown at the Landskrona Photo Festival opening August 22. Large format prints, printed on metal and framed in oak to withstand weather, will be exhibited outdoors throughout the city. Different and quirky locations have been chosen for each image, and visitors will be provided with a “treasure map”...
Release of our postcard book Scandinavian Moments

Release of our postcard book Scandinavian Moments

Some of you probably started following our blog when we went out on our collective interrail trip to explore Scandinavia, in June 2012. Today the physical result is finally here and we promise it has been worth waiting for. 8 postcard books – 72 photos
 by Moment photographers. Scandinavia in a new perspective. Text by...
The academic look

The academic look

  “At work, it has happen that other women have seen me as a threat. You know, young, thin, blonde… Maybe it’s special to work within the academics? I teach literature. It’s like you have to prove that you’re not the blonde stereotype. Prove that intelligence and rationality goes together with the looks.” Louise, 33...
Some traces from Marilyn and other commercial icons

Some traces from Marilyn and other commercial icons

The leading blonde of all times must of course be Marilyn Monroe. When mousy Norma Jean was transformed into platinum blonde sex goddess Marilyn, an unbelievably successful product was created. She was the perfect dream for all American men returning from the 1945 war, meeting women with new confidence and independence. In their absence women...
Mild color – gentle person?

Mild color – gentle person?

“I think others interpret you as a little more gentle if you’re a blonde. It’s a mild color. Dark hair is harsh.”
Pilot glasses and the recollection of time

Pilot glasses and the recollection of time

I met Annikken and Laila at the same day in different parts of Oslo. At that point I never thought that the pictures would have anything in common. At least not until I put them together. Suddenly they started speaking to each other. It was as if the pilot glasses, those very material things, told...
Therese

Therese

Therese. Trondheim, Norway, June 2012. Elin Berge. — Elin Berge
Blond - but no blonde

Blond – but no blonde

“I’m not a blonde! To me it’s diminishing to be called that. I’m thinking of boobs and girls who do surgery and stuff. I had dark hair for a long time, but then I grew tired of looking bald every sixth week or so, when the fair hair started to grow out"
The sorry brunettes

The sorry brunettes

When I was young I had long blonde hair down to my waist. Yeah, I was pretty. I just had to move my hips a little to get help with all kinds of things. I felt sorry for the brunettes! It was the 70’s, you know, they had a hell trying to pretend to be...
From one stereotype to another

From one stereotype to another

I kind of went from one stereotype to another there for a while”, she says with a smile as she explains why she decided to take of her veil after twelve years. “I’m still a proud Muslim. Things just happened in my life and I came to a point where I just couldn't bear all...
Shana

Shana

Shana. Central Station, Stockholm, Sweden, June 2012. Elin Berge.
Swede Hurt

Swede Hurt

“Every player in the states knows who she is”, Annika added, “she was selected to be most valuable player in the first roller derby world cup in Toronto.”
A break at Grandma’s to get some perspective

A break at Grandma’s to get some perspective

I have reached the final destination on my route, Gävle, and am happily reunited with my little son. His father has a gig with his band Deportees at the Peace and Love festival in Borlänge tonight, so my mom brought him to me. We met at Arlanda train station and went together to my grandma...
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.
A roadside flirt

A roadside flirt

Another advantage of being together with Åsa and Knut Egil is that we have gotten involved in each other’s projects to the extent that we actually try to scout people and situations for one another. Suddenly I see “Fika” and “Spare time” moments everywhere. And they see blondes.

Moment from Gunnarskog 3.

Yvonne. Gunnarskog, Sweden, 2012. Elin Berge. – Elin Berge

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...

Andrea.

Andrea. Åre, Sweden, June 2012. – Elin Berge

3 x blonde at pizzeria Bite Line in Sundsvall Rail Station

Ann-Cathrin. Sundsvall, Sweden, June 2012. Åsa. Sundsvall, Sweden, June 2012. Christina. Sundsvall, Sweden, June 2012.

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...

The blonde playlist

Anne-Maj. Umeå, Sweden, June 2012. Elin Berge. Finally, I’ll be leaving today! From Umeå to Sundsvall, where I will meet Åsa Sjöström to catch a train towards the mountains. Åre will be our first stop. A nice playlist is a must when being on the road. I’ve put together some musical inspiration – theme blonde....

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...

Scandinavian Blonde

Frida. Flarken, Sweden, June 2012. Elin Berge. Elin: Hey, my dear friend Frida Hyvönen. Your brilliant song Scandinavian Blonde inspired me to do this project. Why did you write that song? Frida: When I go outside of Sweden, my height and fairness and haircolor stand out. I am looked upon as something exotic – the...

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...