Ragnhild Utne

Svalbard

It’s been a few busy weeks since I came home from Australia. I know I said earlier that I wanted to leave because of the cold winter and it looks like I went to an even colder place instead. And I did. But only for a week, I promise. Norwegian summer, the real kind, will be awaiting me after the weekend.
I’m obsessed with glaciers and was lucky to get up close to one today when we were heading for Barentsburg, the Russian settlement on Svalbard. I’m getting used to regretting not bringing my DSLR with a  telephoto lens, because today, I didn’t bring it. There were a couple of seals chilling on the icebergs, but they were too far away to be able to capture them with my Fuji x100s.
More photos from our trip will hopefully be coming up here soon. Meanwhile, enjoy these photos of the Esmark Glacier.

About Time

I know I haven’t blogged in ages, but I’ve been so busy with moving out, finishing my last assignments, and being as social as I possibly can before going home to Norway for the winter break. I got home this morning, actually. I can’t remember if it’s ever been this boring coming home. No one’s here to keep me company as I’ll be picking up my mum at the airport later. I’m trying to keep myself busy, so I’m pretending that I’ve almost unpacked my things (which I clearly haven’t), and I’ve been to the hairdresser where 40% of my hair ended up on the floor. Yes, it’s quite short now. If I were the sort of person who took self-portraits and uploaded them onto my blog, you could see how it looks like. But I’m not, so you won’t.
I have so many new images I want to share with you guys, but that I haven’t finished editing yet. I’ve been shooting heaps this semester, and not just for uni, mostly for me. I’m usually happier and more creative when I’m not working under pressure. Not that I don’t work well under pressure, I sometimes just need more time and less things on my mind when I want to create good images. And with juggling uni, work, ANSA and sometimes several shoots simultaneously, can be exhausting.
I’ve lately been obsessing over doing my assignments at good cafés in or around Melbourne. I find it hard to concentrate while I’m sitting at home trying to study. There are so many ways to distract myself. Everything from watching movies to making food and looking at the mess on my bedroom floor. I should probably consider writing reviews about all the cafés I’ve been to, and will be going to once uni starts again.

Laney Callahan

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Last weekend, I had the pleasure of shooting this stunning girl from Chadwick Models again after almost a year. Laney is so easy to photograph. Put her into any setting, and she’ll nail it. Plus, her eyes and eyebrows are also ridiculously beautiful. Makeup and hair by talented Samantha Nicholls. The shirt is from Acne Studios.

Electric Eel

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A few weeks ago I photographed the stunning Mollie Thorn from Pride Models for a makeup series together with talented makeup artist Samantha Nicholls and hairstylist Anne Nicholls.
The photos have now been published on Lucy’s Magazine website, so head on over there to see the rest of the images.

What’s to Come

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You know when you’re far into the semester and realising you don’t have much time left to do all the things you should’ve started weeks ago? Well, that’s where I’m at. The days just passed too quickly and I suddenly ended up in week 8. And with only 12 weeks to get stuff done, I’m finding myself short of time.
I feel like things are finally going my way. I’ve decided that I will absolutely pursue my dreams about becoming a photographer. It’s better regretting the things you did than regretting the things you didn’t do, right? And I’m actually getting really excited about what’s to come. I have so many ideas in mind so there will be lots of shoots coming up on this blog in the next few months!

DIY Pencil Cup

 

I’ve been obsessing over all things shiny the last few months and since I can’t afford getting all these fancy things from interior stores, I decided to make something on my own – and this pencil cup definitely stands out from the rest of the stuff in my room. And you know what the best part is? You only need two things to be able to make it.
First, when you go grocery shopping, grab one of the cans filled with either tomatoes, chickpeas, corn, or whatever you need for your next meal. Preferably a pop-top can so you get a smoother edge on the inside. Then you’ll need gold spray paint. I got a can from Bunnings Warehouse in Melbourne for only $3.40. My conclusion was that it was basically free (not really, but almost). If you’re based in Norway they’ve got similar ones at Biltema.
And now you’re good to go! Spray paint 2 layers. Let it dry for about 3 minutes after the first layer and 20 minutes when you’re done with both layers. And now you’ve got yourself a stylish pencil cup!