Trappmusik – Borta Bra/Hemma Bäst – #BBHB

At the beginning of the year the Swedish rapgroup Trappmusik went to India to finally finish Slö & Slängd 2, the sequel to 2012’s acclaimed ep Slö & Slängd and the album Lever Livet (2013).

On a rooftop in Bangalore they finished Borta Bra/Hemma Bäst, under some influence of a box Kingfisher beer and other local specialties.

As the rooftop in question belonged to a house rented by filmmaker and photographer Filip Jedraszak (me), a long standing friend and partner to Trappmusik, it was obvious that he would do a video for it.

The video is recorded in the multi-million city of Bangalore and surroundings of the World Heritage Site of Hampi.

On the corus we hear another classic Trappmusik Familiar: Sunjatha, formerly known as Sune, Sun-E or +1, which has gifted many Trappmusik-hooks through the years and now is in the start of his own solo career.

Borta Bra/Hemma Bäst reflects everything Trappmusik stands for. To enjoy life and look around the world without ever losing sight of the home town of Malmo.


The video was shot mostly on a canon 5Dm3 with asserted lenses and some shots was also made in 4k on a sony a6300. Editing in PP.

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Post-Diwali!

Diwali is one of my favorite holidays here in India. Not only is it the festival of lights and fireworks, its kind of the Hindu new year and a great time to party!
For Grabhouse it meant that the design team had a chance to wish everyone a happy diwali with their own design.
You can see them here:

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And some cute videos on some DIY diwali gifts:
http://grabhouse.com/urbancocktail/uc-browsers-diwali-video-trending-fun-thing-youll-watch-festival/

So for my Diwali greeting i wanted to get a portrait that would capture the essence of the happy times that Diwali brings, for me it’s all about lights and fireworks and smiles. So i asked the very pretty Shobita from the office if we could try some things. My idea was to have her holding a sparkler and getting smoke and a glamorous image. Shooting fireworks or fire, or basically anything that is an organic light source will be hard to capture correctly. If you know the color temperature of the sparkler perhaps you can have a better idea on what shutter speed you should be using. But for these sparklers trial and error was the only way to go.

Shobita managed during our long exposure testing to write Grabhouse with the sparkler:

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Light painting really is an art, i’ve been dabbling with this before and it really is a skill to be learned. You can see an older example of what i’ve done here with the light painter Dda Terdeaone.

So after the long exposure testing, we needed to see how much light we can get from the sparkler alone.

The sparklers had different colors and that rendered differently on skin so in the end i settled on the green sparkler. That would also burn intensely enough for me to have a shutter speed above 60/s

A little bit of bounce from the front and the light also became a little bit softer.
Then it was just some post processing to be done and a nice border with text:

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Really happy with the result and thank you Shobita for being so patient.

And as a conclusion to this post, my love and memories goes out to the best dog “Diwali”, who was found on the day of the festival, hence the name, and who tragically left us early.

 

Skateing in India – Expo @ Alis

Right now you can see some of my pictures from my ongoing project about the growing culture of skateboarding all over India at Alis @ studiestræde in Copenhagen, Denmark

There will also be a joint online exhibition later on to help raise funds for concrete and skate park builds in India.

Continue reading “Skateing in India – Expo @ Alis”

Yoga in Goa

A photo shoot with the talented yoga instructor Catarina Daun. We found some great locations around Anjuna and Palollem. All shot in natural light with the Canon 5DmIII and an Zeiss 85.

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Third Eye Tour!

#THIRDEYETOURVIDEO
Produced by Holystoked and shot by me.
Music by EAGGERSTUNN / TWIT ONE / BORSCHT

“The third eye tour was the first skate tour in India. It connected skateboarders across India and the world. What a great trip. HolyStoked + Alis for rad fun. It was truly a celebration of DIY and skateboarding in India.”

Shot on a Canon Eos 5dm3

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