fifty two

sigur rós has just released a digital version of their film heima with new extras. what a wonderful film it is, so inspiring.


fifty one

just saw the head and the heart as an opening act for iron and wine. they were so brilliant! you can find one of their videos here. there are also two free downloads available from their site.


fifty - astrid hagen mykletun interview

i am so happy to present this interview to you, one with astrid hagen mykletun, whose wonderful blog i read religiously. she's incredibly talented and i couldn't be more elated that she's stopped by hunt / gather to answer a few questions:

hunt / gather:
first, could you tell about yourself? where do you live? what do you do?

astrid hagen mykletun: I’m Astrid, a 31 years old writer living in Bergen, on the west coast of Norway, with my husband Sølve and our first baby on the way. I work part time as a copywriter for an ad agency and part time freelance as a copywriter and journalist. I’m also an eager amateur photographer.

hg: can you give a random fact about yourself?

ahm: I’m tall (181 cm/ 5.9 feet).

hg: where did your interest in photography first come from?

ahm: My dad has always been an eager photographer, so I guess I somehow was affected by him. I got my first point and shoot camera when I was ca 10 years old, and ever since I have taken photos of happy moments, friends and family.

hg: is your approach to food photography for example different than your approach to say, photographing people?

ahm: I think food for the most part is easier to photograph than people. Food is dead, people are alive. When I photograph people my approach differs depending on what the photo will be used for. When I photograph people for my articles it has to be nice portraits, though usually nothing fancy. A lot of people don’t like having their photo taken, which makes it harder to get a good portrait. A bit of small talk as a distraction from the big camera usually does the trick. When I photograph people just for fun my approach is easy going.

hg: where are you getting inspiration from as of late?

ahm: I’m always inspired by light, nature and simple everyday moments.

hg: what are three constants of a norwegian summer?

ahm: Rain, strawberries and barbecuing.

hg: if you could be a song, which song would you be? why?

ahm: Oh, this is a hard one! I think I would like to be some kind of classical piece that is beautiful, evocative and a bit dramatic; a piece that you can listen to again and again, and yet never tire of.

thank you so much to astrid! visit astrid's website, blog, and flickr, as well as her newest project, artist diner.


forty nine

always like elisabeth's "... lives here" posts, but these ones are absolutely stunning.

next post, a very very nice interview.


forty eight

places and plants i like lately. one here, two here, three here.


forty seven

if it were up to me, i would be at villa mecklin, eating these macaroons from this mariskooli, wearing this maritime stripe hoodie.


forty six

i am completely smitten with these new promo photos for scandinavian music group. i believe they are taken by kaisa rautaheimo, but i can't seem to find a credit. the new album is great too.