The shows by the Canadian band Skinny Puppy are hard characterize, are they music concerts or rather theater performances? Regardless of the category, the energy by the band and the number of strange costumes on stage make for a great experience, even if also very strange as from a gory splatter movie... Full gallery from their show at Kraken in Stockholm on June 14, 2017 is available at http://gaffa.se/galleries/gallery/61703.
At least during summertime, the amusement park Gröna Lund is one of the foremost music venues in Stockholm. This year I had the opportunity to photograph a couple of great bands. INVSN, pronounced invasion, is a band you should never miss if you have the chance to see them live:
Full gallery from their show on May 30 is available at http://gaffa.se/galleries/gallery/61570.
The twin sisters in First Aid Kit did one of very few shows in Sweden at Gröna Lund on June 19:
Full gallery at http://gaffa.se/galleries/gallery/61739.
There are many reasons to visit and fall in love with Italy. The cuisine is well-known and the history is tied together with the political and cultural development of at least the European continent, but the amount of beautiful views and places is difficult to witness without being there. These photos hopefully give a hint of the the places we saw in Rome and during a roadtrip to the regions of Tuscany and Umbria in April 2017. Full gallery at http://www.per-engstrom.se/albums/20263800e0b5fee62a9538e10d120523/.
Time for a new exhibition! Together with photographers Maria Langen, Monika Sidén and Mikaela Bexar I am exhibiting at Galleri 67 from May 26 to June 1. Further information in the event page on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/122672081621651/?ti=icl
For those of you that didn't have the possibility to visit, this is what my section looked like:
It's been a while since my previous update, so I have been to lots of great shows the last few months:
Moto Boy at Kägelbanan on March 30, full gallery at http://gaffa.se/galleries/gallery/61276
Weeping Willows at Globen on March 31, performing their full debut album Broken Promise Land, full gallery at http://gaffa.se/galleries/gallery/61287
Peter Bjorn and John at Kägelbanan on April 22, full gallery at http://gaffa.se/galleries/gallery/61375
Ossler at Debaser on April 27, full gallery at http://gaffa.se/galleries/gallery/61399
Beatrice Eli at Debaser on May 5, full gallery at http://gaffa.se/galleries/gallery/61458
There are many different places for skiing, but one of the most beautiful areas has to be in the Canadian Rockies. That's at least my feeling after making a roadtrip between resorts such as Fernie, Whitewater, Red Mountain, Revelstoke and Kicking Horse. We tried backcountry skiing (or snowboarding for me) in majestic mountains and serene pine forests with deep pockets of pure white and fluffy snow.
Myanmar (or Burma as the country was known before) is a magical place. Filled to the brim with golden pagodas, pristine beaches, kind people and delicious food it is a joy to visit. We had the opportunity to travel for three weeks between Mandalay, Bagan, Kalaw, Nyaung Shwe by Inle Lake, Ngapali Beach and finally Yangon and as you can see in the following pictures it has the possibility to become a great travel destination!
After three years, Anders Wendin, using his alias Moneybrother, made brief reappearance on the Swedish scene for two gigs at Vasateatern in Stockholm with the aim of collecting money for supporting a school in Kenya. I went to the first show, 3 February 2017, and the full gallery can be found at http://gaffa.se/galleries/gallery/60976. With the energy unleashed on stage, it feels like he has used the time away just to focus on these two concerts.
Conor Oberst, maybe best known as frontman of Bright Eyes, came to Sweden for a sold out solo show at Göta Lejon on 24 January 2017. Harmonica, piano, guitar and fantastic vocals is a great recipe for an emotional show. Full gallery at http://gaffa.se/galleries/gallery/60921.
Anso Lundin, or at least her artist persona Min Stora Sorg (My Great Sorrow), is always a treat to see. Enormously creative, it is impossible to know beforehand how her shows will be. For this one-off show at Södra teatern on 15 December 2016 she prepared with several short films playing as backdrop, a cooperation with a dancer and of course a couple of different costumes and hats. Full gallery at http://gaffa.se/galleries/gallery/60851.