Sometimes I do not remember

When I «walk» through my negatives I often discover
pictures of people or models who I do not remember at all.
In the beginning of my «career» I photographed a lot,
and I really mean a huge crowd of girls and women who really wanted to get famous.

At that time, being from Bergen, Norway
was indeed enough to guarantee them NOT to get famous.

She could have been a model ...

She could have been a model …

Many og most of those pictures are destroyed and thrown away. It is a pity though, some of them are really good!
I found these two photographs when I was looking
for something completely different (I always do …),
and I must admit that I  do not know her name,
I do not know when and I do not know anything about her.

Clearly this is a test shot

Clearly this is a test shot

I can see that these pictures is taken as test shots, the background paper is dirty and footprints are seen.

It is a pity though, she was a pretty girl and I trust that she still is …

What models must endure

I truly believe that photographers are often very selfish, stubborn and are fixed to their own beliefs.
And, of course that description is most certainly true when it comes to myself too.
Ideas that very rarely are thought through is «forced» upon the model and very seldom they protest …

It seems like a good idea ...

It seemed like a good idea … Model: Grethe

Models are girls who really want to be photographed.
In fact, the best of them want it so much that they become a part of the process, not only as models but as participants. Without you noticing they develop and improve the idea you are working with.

Wet hair, my favorite ...

Wet hair, my favorite … Model: Kari

That’s why they don’t protest when you ask them to stick their head under water although they have just been to their hairdresser and paid a lot of money for the way they look.
And try to get their body to move into positions which really hurts.

Model: Heidi

“The picture with the finger” Model: Heidi

Afterwards they are much more pleased with the result than you.
Just because you are already working with something new …

(The last picture, the one «with the finger», has been used on this blog before but it links to a blog that don’t exist anymore)


You may already have noticed that my site has changed its name from “My Portfolio” to “Retired, but still not dead!”.
It was a necessary change, most of my pictures are made a long time ago (except for the digital art work), and I like my “new” name better. Somehow it sounds better and feel more right for me.
I just passed 63 years and nearly all my photographs today is about food or my blog “den2bloggen” (the second blog).

Meanwhile, here is a photo from the book about AnneGrethe. The title is still not set.

Meanwhile, here is a photo from the book about AnneGrethe. The title is still not set.

“My Portfolio” has not been updated for a while, the time has not been “on my side”.
I have been to busy and to occupied with digitizing black and white negatives.
It may not come as a surprise, but I am working on a book with pictures of my “favorite model”, AnneGrethe Fuller, who sadly passed away many years ago.

I want to make a book as a tribute to her and I had set a date for release which I now see that I will not manage to keep.
First I had to wait nearly three months for more negative envelopes  and then I had a minor accident which lead to more delay. That’s why I am working hard now to at least get the book out before December this year.

It will be published on my own company
“CheapChip Publishing” and it will be an Ebook.

Hopefully it will appear in a printed version later …