As some of you guys know my camera was stolen a few days ago.
It’s strange, weird and not cool to be without it. After an interesting trip to the Italian police I’m still waiting for the insurance company to get going. In the meantime I have one of my best friends Chimen here, visiting me. I’ve adopted her camera while she’s here. Loves.
Hopefully I’ll be able to buy the new one really soon!
You’ll go and I’ll be okay, I can dream the rest away. It’s just a little touch of fate, it will be okay. It sure takes its precious time, but it’s got rights and so have I.
I really got that autumn feeling in Milan today and the melancholic ‘what about summer?’ thing that you get after something’s over. Looking forward to new adventures this autumn – so bring it! (said in that “Bring it on” – cheerleader movie kind of way).
These are pictures from my vacation last summer with some of my closest friends. Miss you guys.
So, I haven’t been able to blog for a week due to an angry photo library that wouldn’t cooperate with me! After a lot of attempts to fix this mother f#$&=” I got it right and am back in business. Have some photos stored up so the blog will again be updated daily. Loves. Thought I’d start by showing a couple of pics of me and my roomate Steffen with our “Gone Fishing” sign, meaning a number of wonderful things. Can U guess some of it?
So it seems that it can take a while before I can release the pictures from the shooting last week but figured I’d show you an outtake. Giada (from Futuremodels.it) was fantastic to work with and she’s so beautiful.
It took some hours, but finished the shoot of 34 outfits today, second day of shooting. Now it’s just the matter of selecting the images. For now, I’ll just leave you with a behind the scene pic. Tired, but still going out today! Ciao!
Today was the first day of shooting with Maison AboutforAbout, 17 outfits today and around the same amount tomorrow. It’s very exiting design and can’t wait to get the pictures out! In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek on a couple of the looks from today.
This week my wonderful, fabulous friend Siri has been visiting me in Milan. She has gotten first hand experience with all the wonderful mosquitos and dangerous drinks, Milanese people know which ones I’m talking about. She’s leaving tomorrow for Norway and I’m leaving for Munich, Germany (Fashion week). Gonna do a lot of pictures and show later on. Fabuloso!
These dresses by Maison AboutforAbout, called ‘Strange Dresses’ will soon be available on their online store. Italian super blogger Chiara Ferragni (theblondesalad.com) was the model and she was fantastic!
Later on I’ll be doing the entire Lookbook for the new clothes and also an exiting line of Pret-a-porter, all done be the talented people at Maison.
These are the pictures from the shoot with Chiara, 15 pics, 5 pics per outfit:
Finished the photos of Italian super blogger Chiara at theblondesalad.com, some of which are out on the Maison AboutforAbout homepage. Gonna post all the pictures here tomorrow after it’s out on the blonde salad. Looking forward to doing the lookbook for Maison as well, gonna be ready by the first of september!
Had a fantastic night last night. First I did a photo-shoot with Chiara Ferragni, one of Italy’s most famous bloggers: theblondesalad.com She’s wearing altered dresses from Maison AboutforAbout, an exiting clothing brand with a base in Milan, more about that next week after she’s published my pictures on monday. After the shoot, I met with some fabulous people who run the showroom for Tom Rebl in Milan, we danced, laughed, talked, and will hopefully do a project with them later on. These pictures were taken after a few Negroni’s, but thought they were pretty cool 🙂
Yesterday I was walking around a bit taking pictures and I saw this fantastic poster advertising a photo-exhibition by photographer Francesca Woodman (1958-1981). She took fantastic self-portraits and had a way of viewing the world that changed the world of art photography forever. If you’re in Milan – check it out!
I love the way posters curl up and when it’s combined with other things like branches or grafitti.
Check out the original picture, and several others here
And while we’re at it, here’s a couple more street-pictures I took yesterday:
1st of August and we’re all a bit sleepy after last night. Milan is good today, a.k.a. you won’t die from the heat, so going out later. Steffen made trashy breakfast while the rest of the house pretended to be bears during winter.
UPDATE: The picture won the “Export of the week” at Björn Borg, check it out:
Last night me and Steffen had a great night out (like we do), and between bars we found a gorgeous little fountain and went swimming (with clothes I might mention). Then we went to another place (and they actually let us in) were we got some free Tequila. It’s the perfect way to survive the heat in Milan: drinks and fountains!
So, in Milan still trying to figure out how to talk Italian, resulting in a lot of interesting food choices and “conversations”. Milan is a complete sauna these days so haven’t been able to bring myself to go out and take pictures just yet. So for now I’ll just leave you with a picture of Steffen – my roomate. One of the few people who actually sleeps as a model – a.k.a. sleep-posing.
These are som extra pictures that I took on the shoot of my new fashion spread ‘Tarot’. I’ll be publishing these pictures as I get them dome. The first ones are of ‘The Fool’. Model Gustav from Team models.
Crazy times calls for no blogging, as of sunday I’ll be living in Milan. Hopefully I’ll actually be packed and ready by then. This picture was taken on my way home last week after I took some bodypaint pictures that make-up artist Kine Berg did (look out for those later).
Also, I took some more pictures this week, and I finally got my new mac – so I’m connected and all is well in the world once again, or something like that. Gonna be putting out (haha) – some more stuff later on. Cheers.
Some PR news from my part. The promotional pictures I took of Martine Marbel is coming in handy when it’s single-release time, and 730.no (cool Norwegian website of entertainment news) recently posted an article about her:
So now, just look out for her new single “Fix This”, scheduled release July 2nd.
Yes, so I’m finally done with the fashion-shoot (though not the retouching part). We had our second shoot yesterday and I had my posse there doing their magic. After incredible heat and sunshine all day it had to get clody, windy and did I mention; freezing!
I don’t have a lot of sexy, interesting “behind the scenes” pictures, because I have people for that! (word) But here’s a couple of tests though, and I’ll show the finished series real’ soon.
On monday I was out, finally, doing the test-shoot for my fashion-spread project. It was raining all last week so it was good to get som nicer weather in time! Sandra was there to be my assistant. Mostly, she was smoking, carrying my coffee and chewing bubble gum while I was having a mental breakdown. Still fun though. And I have better grasp at what I’m gonna do for the actual shoot.
Yes indeed preparation. There’s a lot of work that needs to be done before I move to Milan later this month! One of them is to do a shoot next week, that will involve about 15 people I guess. Here’s a little clue of what it’s all about:
Yesterday I was carefree, dirty and a bit drunk in the park with a couple of friends. Finally – it’s summer in Norway, though it usually lasts for about two seconds. Our bodyguard happened to be Whisky, not whisky as in Jack – but this guy:
When I got back my Mac died (the huge amount of coffee that fell over/in it, might have something to do with that).
I’m going out with a bang – the bang being afterparty @ Dattera. Yesterday was (probably) my last shift there so we had to do a bit of Dirty Dancing and throw back some beers. I have an incredible amount of pictures but don’t have the time right now to go through them all – so for now, I’ll just leave you with this one:
Thanks to everyone at Dattera for making me an alcholic and I love you all. If this was my last shift – it certainly wasn’t my last afterparty! Ciao darlings.
So I sent over the pictures from the photo-shoot with Martine Marbel to Universal Music. They went for 5 pictures including a cover for her next single! They wanted the cover in black & white, but I also liked the version with a vintage colour scheme look. What do you like?
New Single, scheduled for release in June: Martine Marbel – Fix this
Doing some editing, as usual, and thought I’d post more pictures from the photo-shoot with Norwegian actress Kristina Knaben Hennestad. Also, sent the promo pictures of Martine Marbel to Universal today – so hopefully they’ll chose one of them as the cover.
Yesterday I was quite the busy bee, assisting photographer Adam den Haene from 10 AM to 7 PM and then running off to my own photo-shoot with Norwegian artist Martine Marbel – finished sometime past midnight.
Adam den Haene was the photographer for an editorial that’s gonna be published in Massiv magazine this fall. Styling by Erlend Elias Bragstad. Don’t really know what I can share about that shoot – so for now I’m just gonna show a couple of pictures from Adam’s earlier work:
Also, the photo-shoot with Martine Marbel went really well. A few promo pictures and a possible cover for her next single, coming out soon. Will post the edited pictures as soon as I can.
This tuesday I was in the studio, again, and did a shoot with my fabulous make-up artist Kine who did body-paint on the model. She was completely covered in gold. But again, I need time to retouch them! Also there’s some cool studio-pictures from last week as well.
Right now I have to run out and take care of some paperwork, but thought I’d leave a little sneak-peak of the look from tuesdays shoot.
alexanderhabesland.com has gone through a little makeover. The new site is simpler and more professional looking in my opinion. Hopefully it will show of my work in a better way. Still, there are a few details and adjustments I’m going to be working on. I’ve split the work into: Fashion – Personal – Work.
Today I stopped by my modeling agency in Norway, Team Models – and I found out that the Swedish modeling agency in Gothenburg wanted to represent me! So as of today, I’m also a part of Avenue Models. Loves.
Here is a couple of finished pictures from the photo-shoot I had on tuesday with actress Yngvild Støen Grotmol (yngvildgrotmol.com). She needed some promotional pictures and we did a few looks for her. One of the looks was the 50’s style (I have that one in colour as well, but I loved the more black & white feel to it) and the second one is a more basic, sweet headshot. In total we chose 7 pictures, and I’m still working on the rest. Also, today I did another photo-shoot with another actress, it went really well and we ended up with a bunch of pictures I’m gonna get done later on.
Ok, so yesterday I had a photo-shoot, this time as the photographer. Now, these pictures aren’t done yet – but always when I do a photo-shoot in a studio, I use myself as a model for getting the right lighting.
And since I liked one of these test pictures, I put one out on Facebook.
Only, a good friend of mine – Steffen – quickly saw an odd resemblance;
“Girl with a Pearl Earring” – a 1665 painting by Johannes Vermeer.
I dunno, maybe I just need to buy some earrings.
Oh, and look out for the real photo-shoot pictures, coming soon.
Yesterday was the opening of Dattera til Hagen’s new entrance hall. It’s design was made by Mattias Edström, Hanna von Bergen and Thisbe Verner-Carlsson. They did a fantastic job and I drank a fantastic amount of beer (look out for those pictures later).
Yesterday I went to Gothenburg, Sweden, to do a modeling job early today. The pictures won’t be published until July but I think they’re gonna look great. I took these pics with my iPhone when I wasn’t in front of the camera. My co-model was a beautiful swedish girl named Arwen.
I have a lot of pictures from cafés, mostly because I spend so much time there with friends, drinking coffees, beers or whatever poison we’re into that day. These pictures were taken earlier this week. My dear friend Mona, whom I don’t get a chance to see very often.
After some feedback from photographer Damian Heinish, I decided it was time to give my homepage a makeover. Still, I’m not a web designer so it’s a slow learning process. Here’s a couple of screenshots from the new design I’ve started working on – the idea is to make it look simple, professional, and let the pictures speak for themselves. The adress is http://alexanderhabesland.com
I appreciate any feedback – criticism and good ideas you might have.
If you know about web-design, feel free to volunteer for this project 😉
Ok, just got back from, well, beer – and found out that one of my pictures has been published in Norway’s biggest newspaper VG! The article is about the break-up between Princess Madeleine and Jonas Bergström. Are Grongstad, who I took the pictures of, is a friend of Tora Uppstrøm Berg.
So, I’m stuck at work with a camera and a computer – but with nothing to connect them with. Therefore I thought I’d show ya a picture photographer Dag Veivåg took for the 100% exhibition in Oslo. “Men who show emotion”. This is one of the outtakes.
Oh yes, overslept today (due to a couple of wine bottles and persuasive friends), so didn’t really have time to take pictures before school – but managed to do a couple of self-portraits and find a cute car on my way home.
I was recently in Milan, didn’t really learn italian, didn’t really do a lot of pictures, but – I found the greatest book ever, with a big hole in the middle. Steffen, you’re lucky I didn’t steal it sweetheart. Here’s a few pics.
Can you guess what to put where? I did, and I did. Love.
If you’re like me – in love with photography and graphic design, then you probably have a few blogs you check out on a daily basis, and chances are you already know about FFFOUND.com But if not, check it out already! Here’s a little taste of all the loveliness you’ll find.
It’s all about the outfit – a zebra is the new man-purse
Who needs Nintendo Wii anyway?
Of all the stones in all the world, I had to get the flying one. Damn.
So – as many of you (hopefully) know – the graduating class from Nordic School of Photography has an exhibition at Østbanehallen in Oslo, Norway, from the 9th ’til the 23rd of April. The entire exhibition is about psychic health and has gotten a lot of great reviews and publicity! Today I was there guarding the place and used the time to show ya a little taste. If you’re in Oslo – go check it out! If not – check out the website http://100prosent.com
So, first blogpost – damn pressure! Fuck it. Here’s some lovely pictures from a shoot I did this monday for an article about Are Grongstad – a norwegian handball player. I based the look on early Marlboro ads.
First page – double spread
Page 3 and 4
Page 6 and 7
The day before, me and my friend Chimen went out to look for locations. We did a lot of test pictures in preparation of the shoot. Take a look