"... for a moment it is transformed and shines with a light of its own."
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Thursday, April 30, 2009

35. "Like a Dog!"


(Linnéstaden, Gothenburg, 2009. Nikon D300 + Tokina 11-16/2.8)

"Men på K:s strupe lade sig den ene herrns händer, medan den andre stötte kniven i hans hjärta och två gånger vred den runt. Med bristande ögon kunde K ännu se, hur herrarna, nära intill hans ansikte, lutade mot varandra med kind mot kind, iakttog det oåterkalleliga avgörandet.
'Som en hund!' sade han, det var som om skammen skulle överleva honom."
– Franz Kafka, Processen (1925)

"But the hands of one of the gentlemen were laid on K's Throat, while the other pushed the knife deep into his heart and twisted it there, twice. As his eyesight failed, K saw the two gentlemen cheek by cheek, close in front of his face, watching the result.
'Like a dog!' he said, it was as if the shame of it should outlive him."
– Franz Kafka,
The Trial (1925)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

34. "Doryphoros"


(Polykleitos' Doryphoros (Spear-Bearer), Gothenburg, 2009. Nikon D300 + Tokina 11-16/2.8)

"Sagt, och med trotsigt mod han skyndade åter mot staden,
stormande fram som en hingst, som på tävlingsbanan med vagnen
spränger till seger åstad i sträckande lopp över slätten:
lika flinkt sina fötter och knän han rörde, Peliden."
– Homeros, Iliaden

"He spoke, and stalked away towards the city, with high thoughts
in mind, and in tearing speed, like a racehorse with his chariot
who runs lightly as he pulls the chariot over the flat land.
Such was the action of Achilleus in feet and quick knees."
– Homer,
The Iliad

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

33. The Hunchbacked Girl





(Vasastaden, Gothenburg, 2009. Nikon D300 + Tokina 11-16/2.8)

"Här kommer den galna kvinnan dansande, medan hon vagt erinrar sig någonting. Barn driver iväg henne med stenar, som om hon vore en koltrast. Hon svingar en käpp och ser ut att jaga dem, och fortsätter sedan på sin färd. Hon har tappat en sko på vägen, men förblir ovetande om det. Långa spindelben rör sig på hennes nacke: det är ingenting annat än hennes hår. Hennes ansikte liknar inte längre en människas och hon utstöter skrattsalvor som en hyena. Hon släpper ifrån sig trasiga meningar, som även om de syddes ihop knappast skulle ge någon klar betydelse."
– Lautréamont, Maldorors sånger (1868)

"Behold the madwoman dancing along, with a vague memory of something in her mind. Children chase after her and throw stones at her, as if she were a blackbird. She brandishes a stick and makes as if to chase them, then continues on her way. She has left a shoe behind her on the path, and does not notice it. Long spiders' legs move on her nape; they are none other than her hair. Her face no longer looks like a human face, and she bursts into fits of laughter, like a hyena. She utters scraps of sentences in which, when they are put together, few would be able to find any clear meaning."
– Lautréamont,
The Songs of Maldoror (1868)

Monday, April 27, 2009

32. Amsterdam Days – "The Mirror"


(Museum Amstelkring, Amsterdam, 2007. Nikon D80 + Nikkor 28-80/3.3-5.6.)

"Liksom vissa folk tro, att en människas själ finns i hennes skugga, så tro andra (eller samma) folk, att den finns i den bild som uppstår i vatten eller i en spegel. [...] På Saddle Island i Melanesien finns en tjärn, 'som dödar var och en som ser ned i den; den onde anden får makt över hans liv genom spegelbilden i vattnet.'"
– James G Frazer, Den gyllene grenen (1922)

"As some peoples believe a man’s soul to be in his shadow, so other (or the same) peoples believe it to be in his reflection in water or a mirror. [...] In Saddle Island, Melanesia, there is a pool 'into which if any one looks he dies; the malignant spirit takes hold upon his life by means of his reflection on the water.'"
– James G Frazer,
The Golden Bough (1922)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

31. Amsterdam Days – "The Faces"





(Amsterdam, 2007. Nikon D80 + Nikkor 28-80/3.3-5.6.)

"Vilket var ditt ansikte innan du föddes?"
– Zen-Koan

"What was your face before you were born?"
– Zen Koan

30. Amsterdam Days – "The Butterfly"

Grafitti, Amsterdam, 2007. Nikon D80 + Nikkor 28-80/3.3-5.6.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

29. Amsterdam Days – "Gothick"

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2007. Nikon D80 + Nikkor 75-240/4.5-5.5.

28. Amsterdam Days – "The Mannequin"

Amsterdam, 2007. Nikon D80 + Nikkor 75-240/4.5-5.5.

Monday, April 20, 2009

27. Amsterdam Days – "The Visitor"

Amsterdam, 2007. Nikon D80 + Nikkor 28-80/3.3-5.6.










Friday, April 17, 2009

26. The Pervert's Guide to Mannequins

The title says it all, in a way. Vasastaden, Gothenburg. Nikon D300 + Nikkor 50/1.4.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

25. Signs of Easter III – Spray-Painting Jesus

I hardly noticed that this holiday came and went, but I found three tell-tale Easter signs. Number three: Spray-Painting Jesus. Masthugget, Gothenburg. Nikon D300 + Nikkor 50/1.4.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

24. Signs of Easter II – The Easter Witch

I hardly noticed that this holiday came and went, but I found three tell-tale Easter signs. Number two: The Easter Witch. Haga, Gothenburg. Nikon D300 + Nikkor 50/1.4.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

23. Signs of Easter I – Narcissi

I hardly noticed that this holiday came and went, but I found three tell-tale Easter signs. Number one: Narcissi. Nikon D300 + Nikkor 50/1.4.

Monday, April 13, 2009

22. Still Life

Awaiting manifestation; Majorna, Gothenburg. Nikon D300 + Nikkor 18-35/3.5-4.5.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

21. Happy Faces

On closed doors; Majorna, Gothenburg. Nikon D300 + Nikkor 18-35/3.5-4.5.

Friday, April 10, 2009

20. Secret Garden

Exploring the secret garden. Majorna, Gothenburg. Nikon D300 + Nikkor 18-35/3.5-4.5.







Thursday, April 9, 2009

19. Abstract Industrial

Abandoned industry. Majorna, Gothenburg. Nikon D300 + Nikkor 18-35/3.5-4.5.







Monday, April 6, 2009

18. Losing Focus

Losing focus. Majorna, Gothenburg. Nikon D300 + Nikkor 50/1.4.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

17. Pastry Boy

Pastries for the pastry boy. Nikon D300 + Nikkor 50/1.4.

16. "Socialism"

Socialism on a sticker; how come you're not satisfied? Majorna, Gothenburg. Nikon D300 + Nikkor 50/1.4.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

15. Well, Do You?

(translation: "DO YOU EXIST?I Don't know ...") Electrical cabinet in Majorna, Gothenburg. Nikon D300 + Nikkor 50/1.4.

Friday, April 3, 2009

14. Stick It

An abundance of stickers on the antique Volvo – "V" is for "Victory" and/or "Vendetta". Majorna, Sweden. Nikon D300 + Nikkor 50/1.4.




Thursday, April 2, 2009

13. "The Essence"

Hanging decoration in an antique Volvo in Majorna, Gothenburg. Nikon D300 + Nikkor 50/1.4.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

12. Bohemian House

Looking at details in the bohemian house; Majorna, Gothenburg. Nikon D300 + Nikkor 50/1.4.