Bibliotek NV

In Copenhagen good architecture is not reserved for the wealthy. This Golden Building is a public library and a citizens centre located in a part of Copenhagen were the general income is low and a large part of the population are immigrants. Library NV was created by COBE Architects. Next time in Copenhagen – visit Biblioteket in Rentemestervej 76. Bibliotek is the Danish word for Library.
©Tom Gagner Photography.

Nikon D500 with AF Nikkor 24-120mm f/4 G @24mm (36mm eq). Developed in Capture One

Summer is not over

Summer is not over. There are fewer boats at sea, the air is clearer, more crisp and contrasts are stronger but the sun still warms a frozen soul. Click on picture for a large version.
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Nikon D500 with AF Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6 G @200mm (300mm eq). Developed in Capture One

Portrait of a Zombie

We met at Stockholm Zombiewalk last year. Not a word was spoken. She just stopped in front of me and looked into my camera showing that it was ok to take a portrait. Click on picture for a large version.
Next Saturday, September 8, 2018, the zombies will one again fill the streets of Stockholm for a few hours. Visit if you can. More zombies here
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Nikon D810 with AF Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 G. Developed in Capture One

Portrait of a Painter

We met at a garden exhibition. I asked him if he had painted the pictures in the background. He said “yes” and I told him that I liked the paintings and his noir-style. He told me that he had lived a complicated life, but that he had always made paintings. Only two weeks ago he had met another painter who had inspired him to develop a new style. During the past two weeks he had worked intensively and could now present a range of paintings in his new style. Click on picture for a large version.
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Nikon D500 with AF Nikkor 24-120mm f/4 G. Developed in Capture One

Speed

Isn’t she fabulous? Determination, speed, hard working and so elegant. In a bike race speed is cruicial. I believe that the photographer has to make the speed visible in the image. A frozen picture of the cyclist is easy to achieve but not good enough. Keeping on trying… More pictures here. Click on picture for a large version.
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Nikon D810 and D500 with AF Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 G and AF Nikkor 24-120 f/4. Developed in Capture One

Kalmar GP

Fotograferar ett cykellopp för första gången. Kul, men svårt om bilden både ska vara snygg och innehålla lite dynamik.
Shooting a bike race for the first time. Fun but difficult to capture the drama. Click on picture for a large version.
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Nikon D810 with AF Nikkor 200-500 mm f/5.6 G. Developed in Capture One

Dance

Often, when you as a photographer raise your camera, the picture already exists in your imagination. You know what you are trying to express. Your task is to make the camera and lens, you tools, work in the desired direction creating the picture that, in some way, already exists. Click on picture for a larger version.
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Nikon D810 with AF Nikkor 70-200 mm f/2.8 G. Developed in Capture One

Rapid 3

Someting completely different. The Ra 987, Rapid 3, built in 1961, 10 minutes after leaving Kalmar Central Station at 17:47 on April 28th 2018. The Ra-type was ordered by Statens Järnvägar, Sweden, in 1952. The design is clearly inspired by the GM EMD F an E types intended to show the high speed capability of the Ra.
Today the engine is owned by Nässjö Järnvägsmuseum. Click on picture for a larger version.
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Nikon D810 with AF Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6 G – @500 mm and ISO 800. Developed in Capture One

JAS 39C Gripen

JAS 39C Gripen at the F 7 Wing in Såtenäs, Sweden. Click on picture for a larger version. I have published this portrait of the Gripen before but this version was edited in Capture One wich, in my opinion, generates a highly improved image.
My intention was to show the maneuverability of the aircraft rather than create a detailed portrait. I have other more detailed portraits of the JAS 39C Gripen.
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Nikon D800 with AF Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 G with TC14E.

Cajsa – March 2018

Cajsa. Winter seems to be almost over and we are working in studio testing lighting and dresses for an upcoming project this summer. Main flash – Godox AD600 with a beauty dish – up right and a second flash – SB910 – behind Cajsa for separation. Both radio controlled in TTL-mode from camera. Click on picture for a larger version.
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Nikon D810 with AF Nikkor 50 mm f/1.8 G.

Kalmar Castle

Kalmar Castle. Click on picture for a larger version.
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Nikon D810 with AF Nikkor 24-120 mm VR f/4 G.
There is always a risk for repeating yourself. The Castle has been here for hundreds of years watching over the City. I pass almost dayly. The Castle doesn’t change but the sea and the sky varies and make it look different every time.
The RAW-file was developed in Capture One with some minor adjustments. Mainly the white balance.

Åsa and Ella

Åsa and Ella (the dog). Click on picture for a larger version.
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Nikon D810 with AF Nikkor 85 mm f/1.4 G.
The setting is in a long corridor in the basement lit by fluoroscent tubes. White balance set to incandescent and the exposure manually set to EV -0.7. A speedlight – SB 910 – with a cto-gel pointing into the white wall to the left and in front of Åsa and Ella (the dog) in order to get a large reflecting area. Flash radio controlled from the camera.
The RAW-file was developed in Capture One with some minor adjustments. Mainly the white balance. I also added a rather strong vignetting to emphasize the main subject.

Departure

Departure. Gently leaving the platfom, the train slowly accelerates following its path through the switches until it reaches the main line leaving the ligts of the city behind. Click on picture for a larger version.
©Tom Gagner Photography.

Nikon D810 with AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 G.