Monthly Archives: January 2009

Inspiration

I thought I’d start a new section here on the blog.

Images that inspire me.

I don’t look at these images and try to imitate them or use them in any way. Sometimes I don’t even think about them. But they are images that have meant something to me at some point in my life. And therefore they are a part of me. In some way. They are images I love, not necessarily images I want to take.

Except maybe this one.

I wish I took it.

But then again, if I had, I would be a very old man now.

The Kiss by the Hôtel de Ville” was shot by Robert Doisneau in 1950.

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January 30, 2009 - 8:08 pm

Josefine - I also like this picture. There is absolutely something special going on with it.

January 31, 2009 - 12:21 am

ayesha - totally. i have ALWAYS loved this picture…

January 31, 2009 - 12:31 am

ayesha - okay so don’t think i’m a stalker or anything (don’t worry i’m in a different hemisphere) but i have to add another comment… since this is about inspiration and all.
completely honestly – you are the only photographer whose work i have seen since my college days with the ability to capture an image of something utterly ordinary – a bucket by a wall or something – and make it somehow moving, make it tell a story just like you want it to. to me, the best photography renders the ordinary extraordinary – makes you stop and look at something in a different way, just like poetry, and that’s what your work does. just imagine what you do when you take pictures of stuff that’s actually meaningful anyway – like new babies and weddings! :)
thank you for inspiring me…
end rave! :)

January 31, 2009 - 3:49 am

Amber Hughes - I always have and always will love this photo. My sister has it printed large on her wall and I remember looking at it when I was young and thinking “man, photography is cool!”.

January 31, 2009 - 12:25 pm

Jonas - @ayesha: Thanks so much, that’s such a nice thing to say. If there’s anything I want my photos to do, it would be to tell stories in some way. Or at least make you stop and think about something, whether it is a mood, a color or an emotion.

February 1, 2009 - 2:52 am

Emilie - Wow! I set this photograph as my desktop only yesterday. I can’t stop looking at it..

February 2, 2009 - 8:06 am

Jay - (Sorry, but the pedant in me has to ask: it’s supposed to say “except maybe this one”, not “accept”, isn’t it?)
I agree, this is a gorgeous pic, but like Ayesha I can’t comment without mentioning that your photos are just as gorgeous, to say the least.

February 2, 2009 - 8:30 am

Jonas - Jay: Ha! That is seriously the strangest spelling mistake ever. I find that sometimes your brain just does things I can’t explain. I certainly know the difference between “accept” and “except”, I must have been planning to write something completely different. God knows what though. “I accept the fact that I never could have taken this shot, since I wasn’t even born in the fifties”, is an option that comes to mind.

February 3, 2009 - 5:04 am

Jay - Hey, we all make mistakes. And I’ve seen way worse, believe me. Just be glad that when your head’s in another place you have your faithful readers/fans to save you ;)

February 3, 2009 - 7:33 pm

Christian - I really like this picture! And I really think your pictures is the same quality!

February 5, 2009 - 12:14 am

Doktoranden - That’s one glorious photograph.

February 5, 2009 - 2:41 am

ken kienow - MAJOR ditto to ayesha’s comment. i love seeing the world through your eyes.

February 5, 2009 - 3:50 am

henrik - It was one of my favourite pictures as well until I read that it was staged. I still admire it quite much, and it is still a suberb piece of work, but the magic is just not there anymore.

February 5, 2009 - 4:36 pm

Ryan Brenizer - Yes, it was staged … which should make it all the more inspirational to the wedding photographer. Great vision.

February 8, 2012 - 7:19 pm

Fotograf Sofia - I LOVE this picture.

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January 30, 2009 - 4:41 pm

Steve Elmer - Awesome work Jonas, I love how increasing the blacks and contrast always leaves a stunning effect to asphalt.

You have a stunning Blog, I have it bookmarked. Keep em comin :)

January 30, 2009 - 4:58 pm

Jonas - Thanks, mate. Much appreciated. And yeah, a little contrast and cross processing on asphalt makes all the difference.

March 4, 2009 - 2:04 am

Gabriella Heintz - Jag älskar dina fantastiska bilder,makes me happy varje dag!
Berör mitt gamla trötta “stylisthjärta”,det finns hopp om kreativiteten.
Gabriella Heintz

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January 30, 2009 - 8:50 pm

albertina - Really cool that you captured the reflaction of the passanger, or is it two?

February 2, 2009 - 4:46 am

Linda - Love your taste of music. Thanks!
Put some music on your webpage more often =) pleeeeeeeease