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.
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.
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.
I suddenly realised that I haven’t shared any photos with you guys from last year’s New York trip. And when I decided to make a blogpost, I then realised that I’ve left all the photos on our computer back home. So instead, I’m sharing some images that I shot on my iPhone 5s. Even though they’re not as great quality as if they were shot on a DSLR, I sure don’t mind taking photos with my phone. It’s the camera I always have with me.
SoHo must be my favourite district on Manhattan. The architecture is just my cup of tea and I’m dreaming of one day living in an apartment building like this one. If you’re going to New York sometime soon, there’s a place called The Apartment by The Line where you will have to go if you’re interested in everything from interior to fashion and art. The apartment is set up like someone actually live there, but you can purchase everything you see – from the Aesop lotion in the bathroom, to the coats hanging in the walk-in-closet and the sofas in the living room. Visit The Line’s website
to get a better idea.
If you’re on a budget and deciding between spending your money on a tour up The Empire State Building or Rockefeller Center, I would highly recommend Rockefeller. From there you get the view over Empire State, which is very fascinating. The view from Empire State is better when you’re looking down, like the photo above.
I always refused to visit one of the high-rises when the weather was really nice, because I’m not a big fan of taking photos in sunlight. Overcast and rain gives the best images, in my opinion. Just bring your umbrella and deal with the weather. I can promise you won’t regret it afterwards when you see your photos.
One other thing I can recommend you to do is walking The High Line. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenues. It was converted from an out-of-use railroad trestle to a public landscape and was finished in 2014. You get a nice view of Chelsea and the Meatpacking District, and it’s a nice walk if you’ve had enough of all the shopping and would like to trim off that lasagne or burger you had the night before.
If you have any other recommendations of places one should visit when in NYC, please comment below. I’ll definitely be going back in the next few years, and I’d love to have more things to put on my must see-list.
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!