The year 2015 is almost over and it is time to summarise. The biggest change was that my old research contract ended in April. After it finished I decided to take some time off, and stay in Cambridge for a few more months to photograph, before moving back to Stockholm at the end of June. In August I visited the Fringe festival in Edinburgh, and during the autumn managed three visits to Cambridge. In Stockholm I took a job as a consultant, and currently work at a bank together with one of my brothers, quite a change from neuroscience. I am slowly building a network of people to photograph with here in Stockholm, so it will be interesting to see what adventures will come in 2016.
Here are a few glimpses from the past year’s adventure. It is really hard to pick the photos, I am barely scratching the surface of all the blog posts. If you want to see more, click on the photos to get to the corresponding blog post.
It is impressive how the stage in the ADC Theatre is transformed from week to week. It is like a small Christmas every time you walk into the auditorium to see what is on offer for this week.
The Corpus Playroom puts the actors on the same level as the audience, which gives the theatre plays there a much more intimate feel. The space also puts the audience on two sides, which means the stage is designed so it looks good from both directions. It also usually means that it is easier to move around on stage as well, allowing me to get the best frame possible.
Most visited blog post: King’s College laid BARE
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One of the fun things with photography is that it gives you an excuse to visit places you might not have gone otherwise.
In Cambridge the end of the academic year is marked by May Week, which for some reason takes place in June. This year I had the opportunity to attend and photograph several of the May Balls (link to all blog posts).
Another highlight was the Edinburgh Fringe, which takes over the city for an entire month. After a few quiet weeks in Stockholm it was great to once again be around thespians. I was only there for a few days, but managed to meet up with most of the Cambridge theatre groups in town. There were lots of really good plays, but my personal favourite was Pippin.
To see more photos from the shows at the Edinburgh Fringe click the link for a list of all blog posts from Edinburgh.
One of the things that have developed during the last year is my understanding of light. Big light sources give soft light, while smaller light sources give a sharper transition between light and shadows. Cloudy days are great for portraits.
A huge thank you to everyone who joined me for photoshoots throughout 2015. Let’s find out what 2016 holds in store!