Photography is a great way get a point across.
Name: Hampus Bovbjerg-Grip
Hometown: Bergsjö, Hälsingland, Sweden
Style of photography: I don’t know. But what I want to achieve is having a personal style that doesn’t have to be to monotone. Taking really different photographs but just.. having something in them that’s still mine. Don’t wanna be just.. an underwater photographer, a portrait photographer or an architecture photographer. Kudos to those people but it seems too boring for me.
Type of camera(s): I’m a horrible fanboyish nikonist, I’ve got an Olympus XA and XA2 but what I really love is the Nikon F-series. Currently an FE2. I rarely do digital anymore, I need to afford a D700 or some Nikon FF before going back to digital I think.
Website: www.hampusbovbjerg.se & Flickr
What gives you inspiration?
Taking long walks, good looking movies, electronic music, other photographers. Really what gets me going most of the time is pretty depressing surroundings, worn down parts of cities, old factories and such, all photographers love that stuff though. I try to always have camera within walking distance
What are your influences?
I surf a lot of Flickr, it’s not all shit when you really dive into it. I use http://fffflckr.com a lot, finds me good stuff.
I’ve never really been a believer in those big names, Leibovitz, Albert Watson and whatever those names are, and generally whatever’s universally accepted as “good photography” kind off bores me. If I had to name one big-time photographer dude/gal, it’d be Edward Burtynsky. http://www.edwardburtynsky.com/
Why did you choose these photos?
They’ve got different colours and are, from a wide timespan and just, all around different.
What does photography mean to you?
Personally I just like doing it, it makes me happy. To be crass, I’m pretty good at it, which means I enjoy doing it.
On another level I think it’s a great way get a point across, help change the world, show what’s going on at other places in the world, although honestly I’m not doing any of that myself (yet).
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