COVERS FOR TVÅ DAGAR
In January Två Dagar, the weekend magazine of Göteborgs Posten became even more of a magazine. A smaller format and new glossy paper that's a lot better for images. Since then I've shot four cover portraits for them. I'm always happy to see my work on front pages, and even more happy when it's printed on good paper. Portraited here are the artist Stina Wollter, comedian and actor Anders Jansson, top model Kelly Gale and the perfomence collective Olika Personer.2016-04-05
This story was also published in the last issue of Naturkompaniet's magazine 365. And it was shot in my backyard forest, just like some other work I've done over the last years. This time me and Karin Fingal joined some friends who had planned for a weekend of outdoor training. But not only training, they were also camping. In late november. They started up with some running, crawling and weight lifting with trunks and stones, followed by a bath in a lake and a night out in a camping shelter. They said the bath was freezing cold, and when they woke up next morning there was a thin layer of ice covering the lake.2016-03-01
SEARCHING FOR A LYNX
Well, this was also on of my more beautiful days at work last year. In mid March me and my colleague Anna Froster took our skis from Vålådalen to Rekdalen in Jämtland to spend three nights in a tent and try to catch a glimpse of a lynx. As expected, the shy cat didn't show up, but we got this northern lights and three days off grid instead. The lynx wakes up at dusk and likes to patrol the area where forest turns to bare fjeld. So, every afternoon we prepared ourselves with all clothes we had brought and sat down for a five hours search with binoculars. Even if we didn't see any lynx we had this beautiful moment every day, where we just sat down and quietly watched the colours disappear as the light transformed from day to night. Our story is published in the last issue of 365.2016-01-22
FORSKNING OCH FRAMSTEG
One of my most beautiful assignments last year was this one for Forskning och Framsteg. A cold and calm December morning in Kosterhavet's national park together with biologist Sven Gunnar Lunneryd. He's doing research on sustainable fishery methods that can also coexist with the large sealpopulation on the Swedish west coast.2016-01-21
I've continued to work a lot for Göteborgs-Postens weekly economy insert, and will do so at least until the summer. Here is some of my work they've published during the last four months.2016-01-06
A few weeks ago i met lighting designer Anna Åkerström and electrician Christian Fasnacht, who won the Swedish Lightprice this year for their work in the Catholic Church in Gothenburg. The magazine Elinstallatören asked me to take a portrait for their cover, and we all wanted to keep as much as possible of the atmosphere from the church in the image. Anna had worked with spotlights to light important parts of the church, so I did the same. I put up a light with just a small reflector and a grid to try to mimic her light, and this was the result.2015-11-30
Since some months I'm contracted by OTW to produce a major part of the images for Göteborgs-Posten's weekly economy insert. I work closely together with writers Anna Liljemalm and Kerstin Sjödén, and together we come up with the ideas and plan the work. It's all in the way that works best for me, when I'm a part of the process long before the actual shoot.
We produced a lot of material in June and some of it has been published during the last Sundays.2015-08-31
I'm on holiday since a few weeks back, trying to enjoy a Swedish summer more wet and cold than ever. Hopefully the weather will change soon cause I'm not planning to come back to work in some weeks yet. Before I closed down for the summer I finally got myself together and started using instagram. I mix my feed with old favourites from my assignments, photos from yet unpublished projects and some daily life. Please follow me @erikabel_photo!2015-07-31
UNACCOMPANIED REFUGEE CHILDREN
I took these portraits of adventurer Annelie Pompe on Hönö in March. Later on this year she's gonna climb the last of the "Seven Summits", the highest mountain of every continent. The picture editor wanted some photos where she was climbing and that would make us think of large and difficult expeditions. The only problem was that all we had was a cliff of maybe three meters. Her belayer - who wasn't actually belaying - stood a few meters away to give the feeling of at least a slightly higher rock.
Annelie was very nice and easy to work with and helped me to get these shots out of quite bad conditions. It was only a few degrees in the air, a mix of snow and rain was falling down and the wind was blowing. My glasses were so wet I couldn't see if anything was in focus - and I had a fever. But I guess all this is just nothing compared to what Annelie must have felt during her expedition to Everest where she almost froze her fingers off.2015-06-02