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Here`s a link I got from my niece Christine. What a great idea!
Two rolls of film from Tunisia are still undeveloped. Someone kick me!

Nikon F-90x
Ilford Pan F-50
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Erling Folkvord

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I got more work to do, and even though I can do most of it at work, in daytime, it`s in my head all the time. I`m having trouble letting go. As if I`m afraid I`ll have to start all over if I`m not focused all the time.
My creative side has to wait. Work is more important.
It sucks.

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We love boobs! II

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I photographed some friends in their boubble-bath a few days ago. The light was horrible, and I pushed every button on my camera. It was dark and the room was full of steam/mist. I took about twenty exposures before I gave up. It was just for fun, and I was eager to jump into the tub and get some warmth. I accidentally forgot to adjust the ISO setting back to 200... The next morning,I photographed in bright sunlight at ISO 1600, and didn`t notice. I`m not sure if I like the "grain". It doesn`t look like real grain, it looks more like a bad scan, or a low resolution image.
I like what I see, though.

Nikon D-70s

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We love boobs

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Sun and snow, that`s a new combination. I`m more used to snow and darkness, or snow/rain and darkness or fog... Hopefully we`ll see more of the sun from now on. I really look forward to be able to sit in a chair on my balcony, with a cup of coffee, and feel the sun is acually warming...
Today I discovered this site. Take a look!

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The other side

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On our second day in Tunisia, I was welcomed by a little boy who walked up to me. He pretended he loaded an invisible machine-gun, looked me straight in the eyes, and said "Fuck you!"
I smiled to him, and walked away. I guess a discussion was out of the question anyways.
A little later, at the medina, another boy told me he wanted to kill me, while he showed me with his fingers how he`d cut my throat.
The next day, a boy/man gave my daughter a very rude comment, and I almost snapped. I had an old, heavy Nikon camera in my pocket, and I could have punched it through his head. I got so angry, I had trouble smiling the rest of that day.
From that moment, I started thinking of the male Tunisians as animals. They were rude, greedy, liars and thiefs. All of them.
The next day, we took a taxi to Tunis. This is a two hour ride, so we got a 10-seater, and left with some other friends. The chaffeur was the coolest! He had a photo of a footballteam (soccer), and it seemed like he was the coach, and his son was the goalkeeper. He acted like a human being. He laughed, he argued (on the phone), we could tell by the tone of his voice if it was his boss or his wife who called! And I started to like Tunisians again. It was a relief....
From that day, everything changed, and I started to feel better about the place and the people.
Some of the locals told us about the conditions many of them lived under, and although I knew about it, I hadn`t really understood the meaning of it untill now.

When we got home, we heard the Norwegian embassy in Iran had been destroyed because of some drawings that had been printed in a Danish newspaper. Later this week, things have gone way out of control, and it looks like someone`s toes has been stepped on. Hard.
I think it`s time to take a deep breath, accept that there are cultural and religious differences, say I`m sorry to those who are offended, and try to include instead of use and abuse.
They have a thousand reasons to be angry, but no right to use violence to demonstrate it.

"What about the photo ? This is a blog about photography, isn`t it ? "
- Well, yes. This is a lady I spotted on the opposite side of the street.

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Tunisia was great. The two first days were shocking. Our "hotel" was located in a place that looked more like a war-zone, than a place you`d like to stay with your family.
We changed hotel, to hotel Kaizer in Sousse, and from that day, everything got better.
These first few shots from Tunisia are digital, I have to develop the black & white films later this week.

This is Erlend. A boy with many faces.

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