Freedom of expression?? Telling the truth??

May 15th, 2007 by Rebekka in Uncategorized

not popular with flickr administration, apparently.

so, in case anyone is wondering where my post about my stolen photos , the long caption, and all 450+ comments went (some of them very well written and containing useful information for all flickr users and photographers and web-users in general), it was deleted by flickr.

this photo composite here, remember?:

stolen-photos.jpg

The explanation?

“Flickr is not a venue for to you harass, abuse,
impersonate, or intimidate others. If we receive a valid
complaint about your conduct, we will send you a warning or
terminate your account.”

beautiful.

i find this more than a little depressing. to say the least.

and to think, just earlier today i was talking to a reporter from one of icelands main newspapers, saying what a great thing Flickr is and how its done so much for me and yada yada yada.

i don’t believe i was harrassing anyone. I was doing the only thing left for me to do when i had tried to seek legal assistance, after being victim to having my copyrighted work stolen and resold for profit by a dishonest company. I was told by my lawyer that i should just accept the fact and move on. Im not a big fan of giving up. I simply told the truth.
the fact that people sent harrassing letters to only-dreemin was a direct result of my post, but I myself wasnt harassing anyone. I was simply making it public that someone did wrong by me, and i think that’s a pretty far cry from harrassing some innocent party directly.

im extremely disappointed, to say the least.

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Drummers

February 24th, 2007 by Rebekka in Uncategorized

This is my most recent school project. I chose to work with icelandic drummers, not with the intent of making a complete series of all drummers in iceland (obviously i would need more time for something like that, and someone would have to pay me, because this project was way expensive with only the seven, film and paper is not cheap), but to just see how many would be willing to cooperate in the time i had to do this (fewer than i’d hoped, thats for sure) and what kind of portraits would come out of it. I was determined to NOT have drums visible, but also determined not to decide beforehand how the photoshoots would be, but to let the subject have their say in that.. and obviously one of them was quite adamant about having his (very awesome) drumset in the photo, which turned out pretty cool even tho it was very different from all the others.

Mostly this was just really good practice for me to go out and contact people i don’t know to use as models, something i find EXTREMELY daunting and difficult, and the fact that 6 other guys said yes but then failed to actually meet me for a photoshoot was particularly daunting, but of course this is part of what it takes to be a good photographer, to be determined and pushy in order to get the photos you want. Im slowly learning.

This was also, of course , a very good excercise in working with the limitations of black and white film, i now feel i could develop film with my eyes closed, and have learned a lot of darkroom techniques that make me feel a little bit more like a “real” photograher.
All in all im pleased with the photos that i did manage to get out of this, and feel it was a very worthwhile project
:)

nonni

nonni1.jpg

Elli

elli.jpg
Arnar

film0107.jpg

Sigtryggur (was with the Sugarcubes)

film0109.jpg

Gummi aka Heldriver

film0108.jpg

Helgi Svavar

helgi.jpg

Danni

danni.jpg

Jónbi

jonbi.jpg

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film experimentation..

January 15th, 2007 by Rebekka in Uncategorized

been playing around with “pushing” film, im a sucker for grain these days… and a bit bored with digital, to be honest..

On the following images i was experimenting a little, to get even more texture and an aged appearance..

held the negatives against paper, with a light in back, took digital snapshots and inverted in photoshop.. i can see a lot of interesting possibilities with this or a similar technique.. need to look further into this matter…

koss.jpg

ewok.jpg

frodoandre.jpg

1.jpg

2.jpg

karina-og-kalli.jpg

4.jpg

11.jpg

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complete at last!

December 7th, 2006 by Rebekka in Uncategorized

finally finished the animation project, and managed to get it online in rather good quality, AND i put subtitles so people can understand whats going on … or at least get some idea… it doesn’t make a great deal of sense anyway, as its completely based on the imaginations of my kids.

But without further ado, here’s a link to the video on myspace (on there the subtitles are partly obscured by the myspace logo):

the dinosaur game

and on youtube:

the dinosaur game (the subtitles are easier to read on there)

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more sneak peeks..

November 21st, 2006 by Rebekka in Uncategorized

if you didn’t know this already, i will tell you, animation is THE most tedious art-form ever.. My eating and sleeping habits have gone to hell , and still i’ve only just started creating actual footage… just now i completed the 3rd scene out of….. sigh. 40. 2 weeks more of this torture to go til i get back to my beloved photography.. i realize that last time i did an animation project i started out just as optimistic and excited as i was two weeks ago, and ended up in a zombie-like state near the end.. I wonder if that’s the normal state of people that do this for a living…

anyway, here’s a few peeks:)

not all the scenes occur in the bedroom set pictured in the previous post… im not even gonna try to explain the plot of this bizzarre little story:p

bedroom.jpg

lice.jpg

you-have-to-help-him.jpg

lets-take-a-look.jpg

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