Monthly Archives: January 2011

Judo with Björn

Yesterday I got such an inspiration… i met Björn who is a physiotherapist. he gave a lesson in Judo for children with disabilities. this opportunity to do photo-shoot came up at the last minute and arrived to the gym a little bit late. i was nearly running round and asking parents if it was ok that I take some pictures here.  it was great relief hear that they had no problems with that.

I attached 50mm fixed lens to a camera and started my dance round those kids looking for interesting moments, situations, relations between them…i was totally amazed by all the hard work Björn was doing and positive energy he radiated. despite the fact that the group had 14 kids, where everyone requires exceptional attitude he kept paying attention to every single… filled with love and dedication.

Well, I’m not sure how much do they learn the art of Judo but one thing is for sure – they learn basic fundamental movement skills that gives them so many opportunities to progress in either sporting or physical activities, but also in their everyday lives. besides this training facilitates their communication capabilities. some of them have found new friends here….

at the evening when I was chatting with my friend on Skype, she asked me – what’s inspires you? There are so many things that inspire me! I just spontaneously answered – “PEOPLE who do something good for others and are completely engaged into it with empathy and heart inspire me”.  also i get inspired by the meeting of new people or old friend or family  or or or…

what about you??   What’s inspires you?

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Photo shooting at Nils Oscar Brewery.

Finally today I got to see how the good beer is brewed. Nils Oscar brewery is not really big in size, but produces 5000 L beer per day. Product range includes some ten types of beer along with Aquavit and Malt Vodka. Nils Oscar beers have been awarded several gold medals at Stockholm Beer Festival and some awards at World Cup. Besides, they say that this is probably the only brewery that can boast the whole chain – from the fields of the grain to the bottle.

I’m very thankful for that little tour and introduction given by Padrick. It helped me a lot to get into working routines and follow them with camera. I used here 35 mm , thus I hade to fix it on my zoom lens at around 28 mm.

Mainly I focused to the nature of job and to the person who is doing his everyday work. Besides I tried to observe workers body language and relationship to this place and workmates. But, I guess, 2 hours weren’t enough to reach the perfect truth.

Anyway I’ve tried and varied between closer shoots and distant shoots.

behind barrel filled with beer and filtering agent

cleaning a barrel from mash