Posts tagged Sweden
A Swedish rockabilly band that kicked ass at Berliner Nacht in Kolingsborg, Stockholm, on 27.04.2013.
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 and Bolshevikings, Big Fat Joe and Damón in the DJ booth, and a truly gorgeous audience.
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.
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.
We found some rocks in Tullinge, Sweden, which set the scene for the photoshoot. There are many cliffs and large rock formations in the Stockholm landscape, and I’ve always wanted to include some in a shoot, so this was a perfect opportunity. Unlike most of them, however, these rocks were not sealed off, so it was possible to get very close to them and to climb on top where there’s a flat area covered with lots of small stones – a quite interesting, deserted landscape. We walked around exploring some days before the shoot and I took some test shots of the model, which can be seen above.
The day of the shoot was in November. It was cold and windy and the area was full of sharp rocks, but Denise was a badass and didn’t complain once. We fashioned an improvised summer dress for her out of some fabric and cloth pins I’d bought, did some minimal makeup and curled her hair before heading out to the location. Our awesome assistant, Andreas Lenner, helped make sure that Denise didn’t turn blue by having her coat ready whenever I stopped clicking on the camera.
I recently finished editing the photos, which you can see here.
Some of them I decided to manipulate in PhotoShop to get multiple Denise’s – you can see the before and after versions above. This was done by carefully masking out the model in different photos and then layering them in a composition. It’s important to mask out the layers using brushes that are appropriate for the level of detail in the photo, if you want it to look realistic.
Another good tip for something like this is to remember to blur the different layers according to the background. In this case, further away meant more blurry than closer to the camera.
Finally, once you have achieved a good composition, adjusting the colors, levels and curves helps to make things look more consistent.
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!
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,
This is the design and packaging I did for the independently released debut EP for my multimedia project WILDEBEEST. The photo for the cover and the logo were also done by me.
Cover Model: the superhuman Jannike Olofsson
I warmly welcome you to my art exhibition at the cinema Zita in Stockholm, which will feature some of my adventures with surrealism.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with my work, you are welcome to check my online portfolio for a taste of things to come:
The vernissage will take place on 12th of May 2012, 17:00 – 20:00.
Feel free to bring your friends, family and lovers and to invite everyone you know to the event. Admission is free.
I look forward to seeing all of you.
The address is:
Zita – Folkets Bio
Birger Jarlsgatan 37
111 45 Stockholm
Metamorphozes is a collection of artworks by Mariam Zakarian, created in traditional and digital media such as oil, acrylics, digital painting and digital photo-manipulation.
Metamorphozes, meaning changes of form, refers to the changes in appearance, character, perception, function and essence that envelop our human existence and experience. From our thought processes to our emotional and physical reactions and interactions we are in flux as we attempt to understand ourselves and each other. These changes can be positive or negative, physical as well as psychological, but they are always present.
The 8 images in the series are the poetic manifestations of 8 different topics as interpreted by the artist. The topics range from death and ecstasy to communication, to the process of creation.
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.