20 September 2006

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The news reached me tonight that Sven Nykvist has died.
He was the director of photography on most of Ingmar
Bergman´s films.But he also worked with
Woody Allen and Andrej Tarkovskij and many others.

Films like The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Sleepless in Seattle,
Såsom i en spegel (Through a Glass Darkly), and Offret
(The Sacrifice) all bear the mark of Nykvist´s masterful handling
of the light.

There is a book by Nykvist and Bengt Forslund called
In Reverence of Light. The title tells us what Nykvist´s work
was all about. He was a great man.


He was one of the greatest photographers ever. Through movies like, "Through a Glass Darkly", "Persona", "Autumn Sonata", "Fanny & Alexander" and "The sacrifice", I was inspired to pick up photography. Later when he worked with Kaufman and Allen, that served as another boost of inspiration.

Please, have a look at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sven_Nykvist

- Abeku

O meu Portugal

I would like to invite everybody who will be in Portugal,
around Covilha on September 28th.
I will talk about the way
how I see Portugal, and how I see photography, let's call it
"slow photography".
But most of all I will show a selection
of my pictures I made in Portugal since 1999.

The lecture is organized by Faculty of Fine Arts, Department
of Photography of Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilha, Portugal.

Many thanks to prof. Frederico Lopes.


Photo: Marcin Górski