Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Photo journal no 5: early summer in Copenhagen

I visited Copenhagen a few days last week. I ended up spending many hours in the Botanical Gardens again. This time very warm and so much in bloom. The peonies, the rhododendrons, azaleas, wisteria and so much more about to bloom. What a peaceful, beautiful place in the middle of the otherwise busy Copenhagen.

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Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Photo journal no 4: more of Paris in the spring

More of spring in Paris. A lot of green water in the Seine, magnolias in bloom, pink buildings, magnolias in bloom in front of pink buildings, coffee at a café, view of the Eiffel tower, sun on a burgundy red door, Montmartre, random lovely buildings. Spring light.

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Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Photo journal no 3: Paris

Paris a few days ago. My favourite trips are with my family even though we usually want to do different things. Two grown-ups, two teenagers. I spent more time in the very busy part of rue Rivoli shopping for clothes than I really had planned or wanted to due to my 16 year old daughter’s need to shop. When she is happy, I’m happy. But I did end up buying a very inexpensive pink sweater at Forever 21 and some earrings at Mango. Also thanks to my daughter we went on top of the Arc de Triomphe and I got to shoot the image above from above the Champs-Élysées. First time for me up there and I recommend it. Beautiful view , interesting history, not very expensive, the line wasn’t bad and a very healthy climb up stairs to get there. I love walking around with my camera looking for great shots and I think my daughter is starting to like photography too. This is good for me because then I’m not the only one stopping all the time, I’m always way behind the others. These shots are my dream of what Paris is, they are real but far from the whole story. I love that the trees had not turned green yet, these more brownish tones look so good together with the buildings and pink flowers, magnolias and cherry blossoms. More images of Paris to come in my next photo journal. Paris in the spring.

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Monday, April 9th, 2018

in the print shop

These images are all in one of my Etsy print shops (Ulrika Ekblom Photo), I have two. This one is mainly from travels I’ve been on from places like Cinque Terre, Sestri Levante, Portofino, Charleston, Miami, Paris. The other shop (Nordic WallFlower) is all about flowers and plants. New prints from Paris are coming up after I sorted and edited all the photos from my lovely, springy three-day Paris visit last week.

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Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Photo journal no 2: Mimosa

Mimosa does not grow in Sweden but we can buy it here when its in season in southern Europe. It’s a sign of spring for me and reminds me of two wonderful months I spent in the south of France when my children were really small. My son took his firsts steps during this stay and turned one and now a few days ago he turned thirteen, so it’s a while ago. I remember the hills covered in yellow mimosa trees. We were lucky spring was little bit late that year. Otherwise we would have missed the blooming. These images are taken in my new studio with the snow still outside those beautiful windows. Image just below is available as print in my Nordic Wallflower shop.

 

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Photo journal no 1: Botanisk have copenhagen

This is my first photo journal. I love putting together small photographic stories about special places I go to and things I see. This first one is from the Botanical Gardens in Copenhagen. So if you are lucky enough to be in Copenhagen, if the chilly wind is getting to you, if you love plants and old buildings go here. This place will warm you inside and out.

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Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Photos for Sundkurs.se

I made a whole bunch of images for Sundkurs.se back in December. I was so happy making these images with all the lovely fruits, vegetables, fish, beans and other beautiful, edible, photogenic, most of it good for you food. So much fun planning and making these photos. 

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Friday, November 24th, 2017

NordicWallFlower

I love flowers and sometimes my food photography assignments include flowers and nature. A year ago I began making images of flowers and nature without having an assignment. I just wanted to bring along my camera on my walks outdoors and then I also started bringing nature with me into my studio. After a few months it resulted in many images and I opened a print shop with my nature images. I named the shop Nordic Wallflower. Nordic because of my location and the nature around me. Wallflower because of it being photos of flowers and nature that are meant to decorate walls. Wallflower also because of my personality, the fact that I’ve chosen to be behind the camera and not infront of it. But it is now time for me to not be so secretive about my new work, not to be so much a wallflower. So here are examples of what you find in my shop. All images are printed on matte Hahnemühle Fine Art paper 210g. You choose your size. To see all images welcome to my shop! https://www.etsy.com/se-en/shop/NordicWallflower

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Safthushållning – new cookbook about making cordials out of flowers, vegetables, fruits and berries

I so much loved making this book. I think of many reasons. I love flowers. Vegetables, fruits and berries are so photogenic. I like that I had a bigger part in the styling and collecting of props than I usually have. More of that please! I liked going out in my wild garden in the morning before photoshoots collecting flowers and leaves. I liked coming up with different ideas for the images. I liked working close with Elisabeth Fock at Natur och Kultur (the publisher). I liked Petter Bergström‘s (the author) inventive recipes. I also love Kristin Lidströms book design. You can by the book here and here.

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Food Pharmacy kokboken

One year ago the first Food Pharmacy book was published. It turned out to be very popular and has been translated into 10 different languages, which means it’s available in even more countries. So we made another one called Food Pharmacy Kokboken (the cookbook). This book is about even more recipes for good intestinal flora, good bacteria and anti-inflammatory food. Great team with Mia Clase, Lina Nertby Aurell, Anna Lindelöw, Therese Elgquist and Linnéa von Zweigbergk and Cecilia Viklund from Bonnier Fakta.