07 April 2009

Fat fringes on the F blog

DANIEL SAHLBERG PHOTOGRAPHY© 2009

So exotic and American aesthetically pretty.

I really love this, the people, the conversations, the atmosphere, the music. The smell of summer and a cool breeze from the side window in my car, “this Charming Man” in the air.

When I started this project I became almost obsessed by the culture. Any event or happening, I had to attend. It was simply like therapy, not at all related to my everyday life. My ambition was to portray the orthodox people, their commitment, but above all the strong fellowship it brings. I was not interested in cars then, nor the music. All that later grew on me, big time.

This is not a culture without membership, and to the people not engaged. I respectfully say, “I have always been on a tourist visa, not permanent”. But however, it took me for a nice ride. /.../



Project History:

2002. Pictures where shown in the documentary, “Brylcreme & Blysläde” at Swedish television. From Daniel Sahlberg’s initial venture into the Rockabilly scene. Additional to this was a portrait on front cover of, “Dagens Nyheter” the biggest newspaper of Sweden.

2003. An editorial reportage with 12 pages in the European magazine, “Bon” pictures from Hemsby in England.

2004. The first exhibition, “Rebels One” at the Advertising Agency Otto Proximity Sthlm. Presented in 8 b&w portraits. Some pictures were also printed this year in the Norwegian magazine “Carls Cars”.

2005. The final exhibition, “Rockabilly Rebels” at House of Culture Sthlm. Presented in 16 portraits and additional still-picture movie named, c8h18.

2006. Reportage in the American/Scandinavian magazine, “Nordic Reach”. This year was also the release, “Rockabilly - the last romantics” a journalistic book about the subculture and Daniel Sahlberg’s photographs on the front and back (Atlas Publishing).

2007. Art Show, “the shape of things to come” at Galleri Jonas Kleerup in Stockholm. Two pictures of cars where presented in this exhibition of various photographers.

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Links: Daniel Sahlberg Photography, the still-picture movie c8h18.

Invited by Anders Blomqvist

19 comments:

jeanne wells said...

wonderful photos -- and such a strange culture, too.

abeku said...

Hmmm, I would fit in there... analog as I am. The pictures of Stuart and Sandy are kind of favourites. Beautiful work, Daniel! Thanks for sharing with us!

f skott said...

great!

Struan W said...

Excellent work, captures the atmosphere so well!

Lukasz Biederman said...

I love that vintage America. great pictures !

Kepes Jozsef said...

grat

Tomas said...

Great pictures! rely good work.
I have my own history made in the analog days... se: http://outoffocusmag.com/raggare.html
/Tomas :-)

igorpisuk said...

yea, really cool stuff..., great portraits!

joanna said...

awesome and breathtaking...!

marcin górski said...

beauties

Anonymous said...

sito web Sweet, non mi ero imbattuto in un blog prima che nelle mie ricerche! Portare avanti il lavoro fantastico!.

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Anonymous said...

Yo this theme is pretty concerning. Keep it going fellow !

Anonymous said...

Love it, Rockabilly culture when It’s best!

Anonymous said...

This should be a book, Daniel!!

Anonymous said...

FUN!!

Anonymous said...

This is great, where can I find more of this?

Anonymous said...

This is crazy good!

Anonymous said...

I love this!