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Hipster: Holga 135BC
December 30, 2010
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Restless
December 21, 2010
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Restless

This photo series is expressing the feeling of having insomnia and being restless, of not being able to fall asleep, waking up in the morning and feeling unrested and restless. It’s one of the most frustrating feelings of actually being tired, wanting to sleep, but simply not being able to by your body or mind, out of your control and will. It will just make you go crazy at some point.
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Sydney Safari
December 18, 2010
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Sydney Safari

I was lucky enough to be invited up to Sydney by Sera and got some free accommodation during my stay there. Their house was in quite hippie style with a wild zebra sofa in it all, fitting inside the jungle. And on the very last night we had a shoot together, rolling around in the sofa and being wild.
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Poster recap #1
December 12, 2010
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Poster recap #1

So I have done a couple of posters in the last half year, but felt I had to wait until I had collected up a few before I made a folio piece for them on my website, so here they are! Some have been shown in the blog itself earlier, but this is the recap of the posters I’ve done in 2010. One of them being a completely new one:
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Resist
December 6, 2010
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Resist

Resist is the name of the RMIT Printmaking graduate exhibition of 2010, exhibiting the graduates in bachelor and honours. I designed both the catalogue and the invite to the exhibition, with the additional help from Tara De Pasquale who helped out a lot with communicating with printers, finding the right paper stock and keeping everything within the budget applied by our editor team with the printmakers.
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Killer Schoolgirl
December 3, 2010
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The schoolgirl killings

This is a 3 part photography series of a killer schoolgirl and her 3 victims. It’s a project in the making and will be updated as more of the same shots in the series are finished. Atsuko is taking the role as the killer schoolgirl, out for some random blood and thrills. This series focuses on creating a scene with high production values, quality over quantity regarding the shoot. Each shoot goes deep into detail on making the picture fleshed out and detailed. In the first final photo, there was a total of 7 photos taken, photoshopped and manipulated together, creating interesting and dramatic lightning.
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Free Soul
December 3, 2010
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Behind the scenes
December 1, 2010

Behind the scenes: Killer schoolgirl shoot (no.1)

While I’m busy working on the post production and retouching of the photographs we took, I thought I could show some of the snap shots Atsuko took during our shoot, as a little tease on what’s to come. The shoot is picturing a killer schoolgirl and her victim, focusing on creating ONE very fine photograph with high production value and tons of retouching, rather than a whole series of lower tier shots. On our team we have Daniel Brokstad(myself, photographer), Atsuko Nishiguchi(model), Steinar Ellingsen(model), Helen Keegan(make up artist) and Kim A. Larsen(assistant).
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Summer Memories
November 22, 2010
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Summer Memories

For a long time I’ve been a fan of old cameras and the unique images they produce, but also vintage fashion and the two combined. In recent years the vintage fashion have expanded a lot and it has become a lot more popular, and there are several magazines with editorial photography based on the vintage feel. So.. I wanted to have my own take on it, give it a nice summer feeling, light clothing, washed out colours and sunbeams.
So on a warm weekend day, we went down to Fitzroy gardens for a shoot.
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Daniel Brokstad Foxy
November 19, 2010
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Daniel Brokstad: Foxy!

Almost 2 years ago, I created my first visual identity when I had almost come to an end at my studies back in Norway, a whole lot have happened since then and I have both improved and changed since, so it’s time to update my visual identity and looks to my current status at a designer, and also since I have reached another milestone, finishing the graphic design education.
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On The Corner
November 10, 2010

On the corner – Design graduates website

One stop closer to the graduation ceremony! We have already had our graduation party called “Back to Black”, and on monday the 8th of November we had launched our RMIT design graduates website called “On The Corner”, with drinks and food. Sadly I didn’t bring a camera, so no photos from the event, but at least check out the website.

Thanks to everyone who made the website and the event possible, not to mention the people who showed up for the launch.

On The Corner

October 26, 2010

Folio submitted, uni is over!

Just a little note and announcement from me saying that my university studies of my bachelor degree in graphic design is officially over! Yesterday the final folio and assignments was handed into the uni and was followed by hitting the bar straight away afterwards and going on a long drinking spree to celebrate it together with fellow classmates. It is almost unreal to think about it, and I think I haven’t really even realized it myself just yet, that my 16 years in the making education has finally come to and end. While this was the final submission, the graduation ceremony isn’t until the 15th of December. We’ll get on our robes and silly hats for that!

I am also very curious and excited for the future now, as I’m not a student anymore and will be looking for full time work as a graphic designer. It’s an unsure future and only time will tell where I’ll end up.

Klaatu Barada Nikto
October 20, 2010
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Klaatu Barada Nikto

Klaatu Barada Nikto is a sub series of the “Four Eyed Girls” and was featured in the Inferno Illustration Journal in the very back, but it was mainly made as it’s own series of girls with glasses… and monsters! To spice things up a little than just having girls. The name of the series comes from the classic phrase in “The Day the Earth Stood Still”, a science fiction movie from 1951. I used this name since I wanted to add the feel to this illustration series of being a bit old school in it’s style, being inspired from 50s science fiction movies and cartoon series. Drawn by hand and coloured in photoshop.
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Inferno
October 17, 2010
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Inferno

Inferno is a self promoting illustration journal, displaying and featuring my illustration work. It’s main theme is the first part called “Inferno”(hell), picturing sad and hurting feelings in combination of horrible visuals. The idea in technique was to combine the flowing paint together with hard and geometric lines as a contrast, where the geometric lines are “responding” to the illustrations. The book comes with a slip cover. The 2nd part of the book is called “Four eyed girls”, and as the title says, is all about girls with glasses.
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SCANART 2010
October 7, 2010

SCANART 2010

The SCANART 2010 Exhibition Catalogue
SCANART 2010

 
I’m happy to announce I was featured in the yearly Melbourne art exhibition called “SCANART”, organized by ANSA, featuring young artists from Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland, and collecting charity for children in Vietnam. The exhibition was held at 1000 £ Bend in the Melbourne CBD, and we had an awesome opening night with almost 500 people coming through the door to check out the artworks and join us for some drinks.
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Urge to fight
September 29, 2010
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Urge to fight

I might not have had a direct urge to inflict pain to others or get into a real fight anytime soon, but I what I really felt like doing was visualizing it. Together with the local Melbourne metal band; Naberus and the MUA; Tania we came together to create a fight scene amongst the band members. Kicks and punches where delivered, and a mash up like this have never looks better before, despite it also having a slight disturb factor. This was also a good chance for Tania to show her special effects make up skills.
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Pixel Teaser
September 25, 2010
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Pixel Teaser

What’s in the box? The original Pixel post have been updated with the Pixel Teaser – promoting the launching of the website and it’s service, this post links to the original post and the teaser can be found under the Pixel identity.
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September 19, 2010

Future illustrations

I just set up an Illustration section on this page for one current upload and future works.

Before I got into graphic design and photography, I was actually planning on becoming an illustrator. But by “accident” I got into the Graphic Design course in University instead, and the rest is history. Sadly I haven’t really kept my drawing skills up to date in recent time, as too much work is done digitally. I mainly only use my drawing skills for sketching up ideas in the concept part of my designs. But I have decided to “go back to the drawing board” and refine my drawing skills. So hopefully there will be a few works up within the next months showing off my drawing capabilities.

I still want Graphic Design and Photography to be my main fields, but I think it is also important to show that despite I’m working so much digitally, I can actually draw as well. I find this especially important when I’ll be graduated soon and heading out in the industry to apply for a job.

Movie Monster
September 13, 2010
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Movie Monsters

This is a folder containing 6 different stamps based on the greatest movie monsters of all time, hall of fame, which are: Dracula, The Frankenstein Monster, The Mummy, The Wolf Man, The Creature from the Black Lagoon and last but not least King Kong. All of these movie characters have sat their footprint in our cinematic history and culture, and they still live on in all kinds of mediums and format. This is my tribute to them.
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See through my eye
September 1, 2010
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See through my eye

Equipped with a camera, wide angle lens and an iPod, I walked the streets of Melbourne and collected random shots of the urban city life of Melbourne. The wide angle shots created a very unique and interesting super wide/stretched look to the photos which makes it feel as if you’re seeing it through my eyes.
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