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Some more questions for you:

will you attend Gothenburg University to do a master in photography when you graduate?

I am not sure. I think this education gives me what I need, but I might study something else also after, like make up, hairstyling or something similar.

Do you find it frustrating or flattering when people use your ideas as inspiration for towards there own work?

If they don’t copy my whole idea, but use it as an inspiration to make into something of their own, in their style, it’s okay for me. I do, just as everyone else does it. So there is nothing wrong with getting inspiration from others, but when you are copying an idea or image it is not something I would think as flattering.

When you take your portraits indoor, what f-number do you usually set your camera to? I mean, is the 1.4 f-number really useable when getting the focus right is so difficult with self-portraits?

I looked back on some photos and the majority was actually 1.4 and 1.6. I love the depth it gives, but yes it is harder. But I think it is worth taking more photos to get the right photo and feeling than taking on more safe aperture just to make it easier. πŸ™‚

where did you bought your wig from?

Actually from fanplusfriend. But last time I looked it was gone :/

Not really a question, but I wanted to congratulate You with birthday. Enjoy every moment of your life and find a little miracle in every day. :}

Thanks a lot! πŸ˜€ much appreciated!

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do you share food with Kiko? and does he leave dirts around the place? I want a pet too.

Haha, he steals. Sometimes I share but he likes to sneak up and steal my water etc. Yeah he does :/ but he’s really cute!

So cute! I had no idea that birds can eat anything they want! What’s his favorite food?

They can’t, especially not avocado or chocolate. But I am very careful with these things. and if he steal something he can’t eat I try to take it away from him! But he likes rice and vegetables, so that is mostly what I let him steal or give him. πŸ™‚

If you didn’t have a bird as a companion, what would you have?

Hmm, birds are really what I love. I would say a cat, or a dog. πŸ™‚

economics and business? how many things do you study at the same time?

The thing was I meant we learnt about the economics in starting an own business. So it is something that belongs in our education to become a photographer.

Do you have a tattoo? If you don’t, would you get one? and where and what?

I don’t have a tattoo. I would probably get a phoenix on my arm or something. I really like these tattoos with cherry blossoms, but those are quite big. But some kind of bird, yes some day. πŸ™‚

Congrats on your book cover . When did you get your account on Trigger Image ?

Thank you!
This year actually, I guess sometime during spring. πŸ™‚

what equipment (lens, lights,etc) did you use for the onion assignment? your teachers have great ideas concerning assignments.

The only light we had was a light that didn’t flash, quite poor and yellow light. The lens I used was my 50 mm 1.4 with an extension tube. πŸ™‚

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What’s your favorite Swedish’s band?

I am not listening to many Swedish bands, but I really like Lars Winnerbäck and Chemical Vocation

What is your favourite book?

I really want to love reading books, but it feels like I fail every time I pick up one. But right now I am reading a book by Naomi Novik called Throne of Jade. πŸ™‚ which is quite good! other than that I have no idea…

If you could instantly become fluent in another language, which language would you pick?

Japanese

which tripod do you recommend?

I’ve had my Soligor tripod since I started photographing and it works out well! I am, even if I do not like it, not too careful with things so I try to keep it not too expensive. And this tripod was good enough for me. Of course there are better, no idea what brand to recommend though.

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Hi everyone!
Sorry I haven’t updated anything here for ages. Robert is here so we spend most of our time together. Haven’t had time to retouch anything new either, but stay tuned. We’re heading back to school soon, but before that we are going to Moshpit open. Really looking forward to see Enter Shikari, Young guns and We are the ocean. πŸ™‚

How many lens do you have?And which one do you like the most?

three, the one I use the most is my 50 mm 1.4 πŸ™‚
others are 85 mm 1.8 . 70-300 mm πŸ™‚

In your description of how to make fake blood, you listed syrup, soya and red caramel color. Is soya similar to flour?

Soya is not similar to flour. It is more called soy sauce.

when are you graduating? and are you going to continue you studies?

Next year! Maybe, I want to study make up and hairstyling later also πŸ™‚ but we’ll have to see

do you use a wacom tablet? if so which one?

Yes, wacom intuos4 medium.

When are you going to update your blog again`? xD

Haha it’s been a while since I updated… my boyfriend is here so I spend my time with him ^^ but soon,Β  I hope

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at which point did you start charging people for your services?

When it was starting to get desired. The most shoots I have are TFP, which I add to my portfolio.

you seem to love photography and music very much. how come you didn’t go into photojournalism?

Never liked taking those kind of photos. I like to have my own meaning behind them. πŸ™‚

do you rent the studio you’ve been using ?

Actually, it belongs to a friend of mine, the photographer I was assisting this summer. He was kind enough to let me use it πŸ™‚

which job was the first one you were paid for?

Hm, good question. I can’t really recall, but I had some shoots with musicians in Denmark. And later on some promotional photos for two percussionists. So it might be one of them, otherwise it had just been with friend and smaller clients.

Where do you take most of your self portraits? For example your newest self portrait/ID of DeviantArt.

The most recent ID is taken in my bathroom actually. We have window there which makes the light come a little from above and not straight on like ordinary windows. Otherwise I take them either in my room or outdoors.

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how do you make your eyebrows so intense?

My eyebrows is naturally dark. I pluck them and then I use an eyebrow pen to fill them to the shape I want πŸ™‚

do you keep kiko in a cage? or you let him wander freely around your place?

My mum is afraid of birds, so I can’t keep him wandering free all the time. But I am with him almost the whole day when I am home and he is flying in my room and get up to a lot of mischief there. When I am living in my apartment he’s always out, except for when I am sleeping and not around. I don’t want anything bad happening to him!

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Do you shoot in raw or jpeg?

-Always raw.

How much do you retouch/photoshop your pictures?

-Depends. I like experimenting in Photoshop and some photos need more or less retouch than others. But I would say, I do not retouch less or more than anyone else.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

-Probably Japan. :> Never been to the place, but what I have seen it’s a very nice place with a lot of great fashion and people.

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Do you like electronic music? if so, any recommendations?

Crystal Castles, The Knife, Digitalism, Unicorn Kid, Cut Copy…
Well what I would consider electronic in my list. πŸ™‚

Is good to live in Sweden? it’s like what? what is good and what is bad?

Yeah, I like living here. There is always something negative as positive. But I like that we have “freedom to roam” and that our nature is lovely. I don’t like our government, I dislike the parties. I also dislike that Sweden take care of other people before they take care of its own.

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Just an update with more questions:

What website do you spend the most time on?

Deviantart. I can be stuck there for hours XD

If you could change your name, what would you change it to?

I love Adrian. but that’s for boys.. but I would love to be called it anyway XD I like Liam and Neraden as well… and and Nathaniel. All guys’ names. This world is cruel. :<

Is there any place that you still have all your old artwork up? Most of my favorites from 2007 – 2008 you took down :[

I keep most of my work at my Deviantart.
http://www.bloddroppe.deviantart.com

you said that many of your clients were from other countries. which countries and how did they find out about you?

For example Netherlands, Denmark and the US. I guess they found me at deviantart or other artsites. No idea otherwise!

What was the best movie you’ve ever seen?

Donnie Darko is my favourite.

What would be the best thing about being a vampire?

Being pale all the time!

I guess I will be updating with some photos next week πŸ˜€

take care for now!

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Questions, and lots of them!

which is your favorite city in your country?

I really like Gothenburg, it’s very cosy there. πŸ™‚

why don’t you upload more of your school assignments?

I did on my older blog. Right now we’re not at school and haven’t been since May. When I get back I’ll try to update more with my assignments. πŸ™‚

not a question but I wanted to let you know that when you had black short hair you reminded me of Chris Corner πŸ™‚

That I take as a complement. πŸ˜€
I’ve heard it before actually, nice to hear it again!

do you live on your own or with your family/boyfriend? other than Kiko of course πŸ™‚

I live in two places. When I am studying I live with my boyfriend. Otherwise I live at home with my family. Kiko stays where I stay, he’s a true stalker!

so do you live in Gamleby or do you travel to your school?

If I would travel to school it would take me about 4-6 hours! So yes, I live in Gamleby when I study.

is your boyfriend swedish? because his last name doesn’t sound much swedish.

His surname is Latvian actually.

how did you and harriet meet?

At compulsory-school

how did you find deviantart and what do you think about the current situation of the site?

Hm. I believe I found it through Gaia Online. I used to love that place, looking on other’s drawings and photos. I had some favourite artists there that linked to DeviantArt. I really like DeviantArt, mostly because of the people there. Not much fan of all the naked photos that appear everywhere, but other than that I enjoy looking at the artists art that I admire

have you ever thought of leaving Sweden so you can pursue your career as a photographer in another country? do you think a photographer can survive/built a successful career in Sweden?

I’ve thought about Japan, because I really like their fashion and culture. Not sure I would survive there, but it would have been damn awesome!

Yes, I do. But I guess it depends on that kind of photography you’re interested in. My clients are often from other countries.

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