Footnote I feel that I should explain a few things about the image.
First off, I am quite displeased with the dress and the water but I was quite unable to make it blend better than its current state.
Secondly, the vignette may seem woinky, but it is very intentional. The mindset I had was that the person would've been exposed to a lot of stress, noise and general mental strains through everyday life, which in this case is depicted as the sharp vignette, the person would then wander off to a secluded area in the forest and find peace and comfort in the solitude that lies within which in this case is represented by the sun hitting her face and dress. You can also apply the vignette as a sense of the past, whereas the light is the present or the future.
Taken at Övra Vesta, Sweden. Probably one of the few images I've taken where I intentionally don't want it to be too depressive.
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EDITED 03/08 -12I grew tired of the previous post-process work I did on this originally (where did I get that absurd idea of having a vignette all over the image?), and therefore have redone it to fit my own liking more.
Commissioned necklace, I used the piece of a jawbone from a roe deer for this. I carved an Algiz rune on it and some dots to fill up some space and added some bone pearls and feathers, the carvings are sooted in a traditional sami way, then lacquered for durability purposes.
The chain is a regular Half Persian 3-1 made out of spring steel with 1.3mm, 6mm ID rings with an AR of 4.2
The feathers are a bit conceptual, my thought was pretty much "Where does one find god" or the equivalent to god? You find it in yourself, where it should stay, thus the feathers so it doesn't fly away.
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Exterior view of St. Olaf's chapel at Hardemo. The chapel was built around the 1930's, the doors have smithed decors depicting events from the St. Olaf legend.
Footnote: Why the title is called "St. Olof" and why I refer to it as "St. Olaf" in the description is because "Olof" is the swedish name for it, Olaf is the english name, and Olav is the norwegian one.
Yet another portrait. Again like most of times, your own mind is open for interpretations, I shall not guide thee.
Model: Jenny Ö
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Edit 28/12-12: Changed title to something more befitting. I do hope that I have made no silly grammatical error...
Edit 09/01-13: I feel that some explanation of the title is needed. The whole concept of the title is that I want to enhance the grain in the image with a somewhat more philosophical title. The idea of noise in the title is the "anomalies" or distortion that occur when one analyze another person in your subjective thoughts.
For instance: When people notice me on the bus or similar they see a man with an untrimmed beard, trenchcoat, old nordic symbols and boots. And I dare say that the idea of me (generally speaking) is that I am an extreme person that most likely involve in satanism or similar ideologies. While I myself know this is wrong, they do not, since it is their own subjective view based on their own background and ideologies that conceptualize me, as I do with them.