19 August 2008

A forest

Come closer and see
See into the trees
Find the girl
If you can
Come closer and see
See into the dark
Just follow your eyes

I hear her voice
Calling my name
The sound is deep
In the dark
I hear her voice
And start to run
Into the trees

Suddenly I stop
But I know it's too late
I'm lost in a forest
All alone
The girl was never there
It's always the same
I'm running towards nothing
Again and again and again and again

equipment: hasselblad, hp5+, tape, op12 (lith), water, needle, contrete wall, trees, selenium, emaks k883 and some inspiration from the cure.

Late summer afternoon

invited photographer: Ann Johansson

Ikenge Village, Cameroon

U.S. - Mexico Border

Una, India

"The last ten years I have been working as a freelance photojournalist based in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Times was my starting place and today I work for newspapers and news magazines from around the world. I photographed on a project for Klimahaus Museum in Bremerhaven, Germany, and I look forward to its opening in March 2009. Between paying work I do personal projects. My most recent one was a multimedia project on the dowry system in India.

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Los Angeles, USA

Ramallah, The West Bank

Gaza City, Gaza

Manchester, NH, USA

I choose photographs that show some of the things that I love to photograph; political events and people from different cultures." - Ann Johansson

Mexico City, Mexico

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

It is a pleasure to meet Ann in her pictures from various parts of the world. Whether from the Mexican-US border, Palestine or India her presence is strong and brave. Ann's pictures have been published in Time Magazine, New York Times, Le Monde, Sydney Morning Herald among others. She was born in Gothenburg, Sweden and is now living in Los Angeles, California. Visit her web site www.annjohansson.com to find out more.
All photos © Ann Johansson
invited by ulf fågelhammar

How to not make a photograph? Don't turn the light on when developing prints in the darkroom. And afterwards, if you still decide to keep the print, don't store it on the bottom of a drawer filled with coins, pencils, batteries and broken cameras.

New book: Micke Berg / Historien måste berättas

© Micke Berg

The photographer Micke Berg, author of one of the best blogs in Swedish, has released a new book: Historien måste berättas. The book is only available as a pdf-file and it is for free. Please send an email to Mick Berg to recieve a copy of the book: mickeberg@hotmail.com. And do not forget to visit his blog. He has also been invited to the F blog several times (look here and here).

- Fredrik Skott