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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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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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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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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

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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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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Tokyo video
August 11, 2010

TOKYO [VIDEO]

During my trip in Japan, I filmed random pieces here and there, just because seeing something in motion and with sound adds more to the memory of how it was being there, rather than just watching a lot of still images. After returning back to Melbourne, I was thinking about maybe making a video out of it, but I didn’t think I had enough content to do so, since there was a lot of things I didn’t film from my trip.

But after seeing a video a friend of mine made of his Bali trip… I decided I should make one of Tokyo as well.

The video contains a very few shots from Osaka and Kobe as well, but since the video contains most content from Tokyo and it’s also the main focus in both the video and my trip to Japan, I decided to just call the video “Tokyo”. Enjoy:

Tokyo
August 1, 2010
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Tokyo

Photos from my trip to Japan, Tokyo. Capturing the Japanese culture and surroundings. The locations in these photos are Shibuya, Harajuku, Ginza, Yoyogi, Tskiji and Odaiba. One of my biggest regret from my trip was to not bringing my professional camera along when I went to the Tokyo Tower, so sadly no city overview – which I just have to say was amazing. That is on my “To do”-list for next time I go to Tokyo.
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July 21, 2010

Back from Japan, final semester.

I returned from my trip to Japan a couple of days ago, and just finished editing the Vibe set which I didn’t have time to finish before leaving. Check out the full set here:
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July 1, 2010

Leaving for Japan… tonight!

Even if I’ve had my university winter vacation going on for a while now, my holiday is finally beginning, tonight! Leaving for Tokyo in just about 8 hours from now and looking forward to a fantastic adventure that lies ahead of me.

Japan have always seemed very interesting to me, not to mention very different which is half of the appeal I guess. I think there will be so much crazy to see and explore, so I am very excited. I will be spending 10 days in Tokyo and 4 days in Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto. Bringing my camera of course and hope to have a whole range of photos from my experience of Japan, so I can flesh out the “Location” section within photography. I should even go into a tourist-mode here in Melbourne and snap some photos of the beautiful views, which I still haven’t done.

Apart from the upcoming Japan trip, I’ve also been busy working on a couple of shoots and some freelance work. Won’t be any progress while I’m away in Japan now, but hope to finish up and post my new work once I get home.

Until next time; Sayonara!

Brain Juice
June 5, 2010
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Brain Juice

Brain Juice is a new healthy juice on the marked, but with a new approach! It’s aimed towards teens and young adults who usually consume a whole lot of coca-cola and other unhealthy drinks, and try to make them drink a healthy natural juice. Instead of making a pure and clean design, looking very fruity and fresh and healthy slogans… Brain Juice takes a different approach by being funny, raw and just strange! A guy is sawing his own head off while strangling himself on the package! That’s not normal? It’s brain juice crazy!
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LE PÊCHÊ at the dieline
June 2, 2010

Featured on thedieline.com!

I woke up this morning, and as always I check my email to see what’s going on. Right away I noticed I had received a lot of emails which of course made me curious what was going on. And guess what(which you’ve obviously figured out already based on the title of this blog entry…), I’ve been featured on thedieline! :) The world’s biggest packaging design website. Thank you dieline-people!

LE PÊCHÊ at the dieline

You can check out the link at the dieline here:

http://www.thedieline.com/blog/2010/6/1/student-spotlight-le-peche.html

LE PÉCHÉ
May 30, 2010
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LE PÉCHÉ

LE PÉCHÉ is a Premium Absinthe from Switzerland. It was Founded under another name in 1880 in the canton of Neuchâtel. However, in 1910 absinthe was banned from sale and production in Switzerland, and it was at this time some continued to make the drink in secrecy, to please the lovers of the drinks. In the social aspect, it was considered “The Devils Drink”. And this is where LE PÉCHÉ, meaning “The Sin”, got it’s name.
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render1
May 28, 2010

Longest render in 3d history.

I’m currently working on a project of creating a new juice range aimed towards teens, named “Brain Juice”, it’s going to be a bit edgy and have a bit rough design. I’ve been working on the design in Illustrator, adding the typography in InDesign, making the liquid in RealFlow and finally putting it all together in a scene in Cinema 4D. I have previously only worked with Maya, but thought I’d give Cinema 4D a try since I’ve heard it’s more simple to use… which I can agree on. Easier to figure out on your own – for the most part at least.
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