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I photographed the latest party from Copenhagen Grotesque Burlesque: Delusional Fairy Tales – The Garden of the Grimm and the Graceful. “Deep within the Winter forest among the snowdrift wide. You can find a magic place where all the fairies hide.”
As part of my work as Art Director of the independent, virtual reality horror game RAGNAROK, I found myself in San Francisco earlier this month, for the annual Game Developers Conference. Here are some photos from my cell phone camera – unfortunately, I had to let my DSLR stay home this time.
Photography/Styling/Editing: Mariam Zakarian Model: Denise Karlsson
Danish trio Giana Factory played a haunting and beautiful last show at Lille Vega on October 30th 2014. The visuals were created by Obscura.
Spurs click rhythmically as they enter the saloon; the murmur of tall tales, and gun fight stories ceases and even the sultry saloon seductress looks up from her place sitting on the pianist’s lap. The cowboys have arrived. Copenhagen Grotesque Burlesque created this wild participatory event with a Wild West theme. A lovely night … Read more
I was a photographer at Copenhagen Grotesque Burlesque’s event in February: Wicked Waltzes at the Russian Cabaret Verboten. “Ice crystals on the walls begin to melt as the beautifully costumed participants arrive. The Russian Cabaret Verboten is open and welcomes its exquisite guests, clad in the latest fashions of the 1930’s in Moscow. ” Grotesque … Read more
Yesterday I participated in the first ever Shayla Games at Aalborg University in Copenhagen, Denmark. Besides sneaking around and taking pictures of a brilliant collection of brainiacs, I also helped showcase our Eucroma video game Zero Days. Several amazing industry frontrunners were represented at the casual event, such as Unity, Oculus and Sony. The showcased games … Read more
My photo “Postapocalyptic Poetry” won a competition by VINK Aarhus lately. The task was to take a photo of the Aarhus harbor area in a way that would show the unconventional beauty of it. Industrial areas have their own aesthetics. When dusk leads into night, the landscape is claimed by an eerie stillness with the cold … Read more
Sara Wretljung started designing and making clothes not so long ago, but the quality of her work is stunning. So, while I was still in Stockholm earlier this year, we decided to photograph a few of her creations. The model is the always elegant Denise Karlsson. This look is called Ruffled Rose. Hair/Make-up/Styling: Sara Wretljung Model: Denise Karlsson … Read more
Finally got to edit these pictures which have been sitting on my hard-drive since 2012. I basically kidnapped this insanely gorgeous girl called Gabriella Dal Rooth, gave her a giant lollipop and took her to Gröna Lund, which is an amusement park in Stockholm, Sweden. We dressed her up in this crazy outfit and took … Read more
Although I hate the cold winter months, one of my favorite things in the world is smelling the fresh sea wind on a beach covered in frost. I stood there for the longest time photographing the waves, the foam, the ice and the lonely seagull flying above the water. … Read more
Sara Wretljung started designing and making clothes not so long ago, but the quality of her work is stunning. So, while I was still in Stockholm earlier this year, we decided to photograph a few of her creations. The model is the always elegant Denise Karlsson. This look is called Dark Diamond. Hair/Make-up/Styling: Sara Wretljung Model: Denise Karlsson … Read more
Sara Wretljung started designing and making clothes not so long ago, but the quality of her work is stunning. So, while I was still in Stockholm earlier this year, we decided to photograph a few of her creations. The model is the always elegant Denise Karlsson. This look is called Swingin’ Sixties. Hair/Make-up/Styling: Sara Wretljung Model: Denise Karlsson … Read more
Sold out second night in a row, Burlesque Hypnotique‘s show themed Down The Rabbit Hole welcomed an audience with high expectations, myself included. And they did not disappoint! The decadent spirits of Copenhagen gathered on this night in a small theatre with a dreamy, lush atmosphere to be entertained and enjoy a genuinely impressive set of diverse performers, … Read more
Sold out second night in a row, Burlesque Hypnotique‘s show themed Down The Rabbit Hole welcomed an audience with high expectations, myself included. And they did not disappoint! The decadent spirits of Copenhagen gathered on this night in a small theatre with a dreamy, lush atmosphere to be entertained and enjoy a genuinely impressive set … Read more
One of my favorite Danish bands was playing at Statens Museum For Kunst in Copenhagen last Friday. I took the liberty of photographing Under Byen as they filled the museum with their beautiful, haunting sounds.
A few pictures from the release party of a brilliant album called ‘If I Could Love I’d Love This’ by Badge, at KGB Bar and Restaurant in Stockholm. Go listen to a couple of songs from it on their page.
Last year I captured this gorgeous little porcelain doll in Stockholm, Sweden. We walked in the forest, around strange trees and life-size doll houses, as she read little fairy-tales and enjoyed flowers. Model & MUA: Jessica Lundberg. Photography, editing & hair: myself Old Bible from Mattias Alvarsson’s collection.
There are multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist geniuses, and then there’s Imogen Heap. I was very lucky to catch this charming fairy live back in 2010 at an intimate, beautiful little venue where she welcomed us into a magical, electronic landscape full of curious instruments, funny stories and the occasional transformation of the entire audience into a choir … Read more
“Scream for me Donington!” A few pictures taken with a Kodak EasyShare C913 during Download Festival 2013.
On a lovely day in May, young lovers were kissing in Stockholm, Sweden. With Gabriella & Mathias
A few quick shots of my brother Edgar in our garden.
A Swedish rockabilly band that kicked ass at Berliner Nacht in Kolingsborg, Stockholm, on 27.04.2013.
Some quick shots from May 1st, 2013. Over 10’000 people. Stockholm, Sweden.
A red-hot Cold War theme party at Kolingsborg, Stockholm, Sweden, produced by Damón Zurawski with burlesque performances, wild live bands, femme fatales and DJ battles between Sovietabilly and Rockabilly. Featuring burlesque babes Hurricane Irina, Betty Q, Fräulein Frauke, Pepper Potemkin, Miss Diamond, host Fez Wrecker, stagekitten Gabriella Dal Rooth, live bands The Troubled Three … Read more
This was my second photoshoot with a model, done back in 2008. Location: an abandoned, burnt down house outside of Aarhus, Denmark Photography, editing, … Read more
View from the side Sculptures of the central portal Sculpture Reliefs inside the cathedral The rib vault and rose window Notre Dame de Reims Notre Dame de Reims (Our Lady of Rheims) is where the kings of France were crowned once. It … Read more
Two local metal bands performing at O’Learys in Stockholm, Sweden. 16.03.2013
A fabulous burlesque show and party with talented performers and partystarters featuring: Fräulein Frauke, Laurie Hagen, Julietta la Doll, Herr H, Hedo Luxe, Valkyria von Tessla, Damón Zurawski, Gabriella Dal Rooth and a fantastic audience.
Photoshoot : The Ocean’s Awaiting I worked with the model Denise Karlsson for this shoot. She’s naturally beautiful, photogenic and exceptionally dedicated, so I warmly recommend her. The idea behind this shoot was a kind of ghostlike fairytale full of innocence and evil all rolled into one persona and Denise was perfect for the part. … Read more
On a cold November day a very brave girl danced atop the cliffs. Model: Denise Karlsson Styling & MUA: Mariam Zakarian & Denise Karlsson Photography & editing: Mariam Zakarian Awesome assistant: Andreas Lenner Location: Tullinge, Sweden
A wonderful burlesque show and party inspired by the Victorian circus, which took place in Stockholm, Sweden. Featuring: Scotty the Blue Bunny, Mr Pustra, Erochica Bamboo, Miss Lily DeLuxe, Nancy the burlesque Marionette, Evilyn Frantic, Fräulein Frauke and more!
Little pleasures from a chilly September morning Svenstrup, Denmark 2012
One of the first assignments we got when I started my B.A in Digital Design in 2009 was to create a monochromatic dinner. My group decided to take on the colors white, red, black and green and we each cooked food that had the same color -mine was red. Luckily, the presentation was more important … Read more
Halloween party at Kolingsborg, Stockholm, Sweden, with burlesque/boylesque performances, contortionists, crooning dictators and terrorist DJs. Featuring Pepper Potemkin, Rasmus Wurm, Elegy Ellem, Manda Rydman, Evy Maroon, Minou Moustache, Evilyn Frantic, Frank Sanazi, Fez Wrecker, Gabriella Dal Rooth, and Big Fat Joe and Skinny Kangur in the DJ booth. Produced by Damón Zurawski,
Some shots from the 2006 Roskilde Festival.
Listen to Bricks and Slices Credits MUSIC: SEVA GRIGORAKI & MARIAM ZAKARIAN LYRICS: MARIAM ZAKARIAN GUITAR, SYNTH, BASS, EFFECTS, TAMBOURINE: SEVA GRIGORAKI VOCALS: MARIAM ZAKARIAN DRUMS: JEPPE LØWE & MARK FLINDT ANDERSEN GUITAR SOLO: RASMUS MISÁ HODAP HANSEN RECORDED BY: RALF REDDING & RASMUS MISÁ HODAP HANSEN AT UNGDOMMENS HUS FREDERICIA MIXED BY: JEFFRO LACKSCHEIDE … Read more
A glamorous burlesque show and party with some spectacular performers featuring: Fräulein Frauke, Marianne Cheesecake, Blackbird Burlesque Cabaret, Velma Voluptuous, Alexi Carpentieri, Slippery Utopia, Laurie Hagen and more.
Under Byen (“Below the City”) is a Danish band, known for producing their own unorthodox interpretation of rock. I highly recommend their breathtaking music. Warming up for them was a one-man band called Il Tempo Gigante. I caught them live on the 26th of November 2010 at Musikhuset in Aarhus, Denmark.
Location: The Hancock Observatory, Chicago, and the sky. Camera: Kodak EasyShare C913 Software: Adobe PS CS4 2009 Get an exclusive, limited edition, signed print at the Web Shop
Model: Denise Karlsson. Visit her site and book her! She’s incredible. Photography/editing: myself Location: Tullinge, Sweden
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Photoshoot for the musician ZappotheK. Photographer: self. Camera: Canon EOS 350D. Software: Adobe PS CS4. Location: Aarhus, DK Visit ZappotheK on Facebook
Photos taken at Stockholm Ink Bash 2011, a tattoo convention featuring performances by Henry Bowers, one of Europe’s best slam-poets, and Japanese buto-dancer SANAxxx‘ performance ‘HANNYA’.Visit the event website … Read more
Midlake are an acoustic alternative indie band from Texas, USA. I had the pleasure of experiencing them live on the 17th of November 2010 at Voxhall in Aarhus, Denmark. Visit the band website
Camera: Kodak EasyShare C913 Software: Adobe PS CS4 February 2010, Berlin
I had the honor of photographing Katrine & Claude’s big day on January 15th 2011 at Sct.Joergen’s Kirke & Den Gamle Moelle, Aabenraa, DK
Taken at Bruuns Galleri in Aarhus, DK Polaroid template and textures from deviantArt Camera: Canon EOS 350D Software: Adobe PS CS5 Happy holidays & New Year!
I was the official photographer on the press team at the RHoK (Random Hacks of Kindness) event in Aarhus, DK, this weekend. RHoK takes place several places on the planet simultaneusly. Some of the best hackers in the area show up for 24 hours to create new solutions/programs for charity, and afterwards a winning team … Read more
Photographer: self. Model: Asra. Camera: Canon EOS 350D. Software: Adobe PS CS4. Location: Risskov+Aarhus, DK ‘Kids’ is a composite image. See how it was created here
Camera: Kodak EasyShare C913. Software: Adobe PS CS4
Some of the 50 cocktails I photographed for a recipe book for a client. You can order the book for free on the client’s website. Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-F717 Software: Adobe PS CS4.
Model: Charli Bregnballe. Photography / post-processing: myself. Location: Godsbanen, Aarhus, Denmark. Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-F717. Software: Adobe PS CS4.
Model: Katrine Fischer. Photography/editing: myself. Camera & software: Sony Cybeshot DSC-F717 & Adobe PhotoShop CS4. Location: Aarhus, Denmark.
Photo/styling/editing: myself. Model: Bokra Zerinai. Camera & software: Sony Cybeshot DSC-F717 & Adobe PhotoShop CS4. Location: Aarhus, Denmark. To see how Street Revelations came to be, click here.