Friday, November 29, 2013

Back Stage with World Champion Swimmer James Magnussen for Revolution Magazine.

A little while ago, while it was still hot outside... I was hired to film a "back stage movie" during a photo shoot for Revolution Magazine and Swiss watchmaker Maurice Lacroix. It was a fun experience and the model was James Magnussen, the Australian World Champion Swimmer.

J Magnussen Revolution Mag from Kristian Skeie on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Bambi "Flash Mob" in Geneva

Last night, the "Bambi foundation" organised a flash mob in Geneva- 50 students from the International School participated- lots of fun in a otherwise freezing cold November Evening in the centre of downtown Geneva!
Flash Mob participants
And then the Balloons went...!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Interview with First Light Institute of Photography

GMB Akash
A very good friend of mine,  Gmb Akash is an incredible photographer and story teller. He has featured in numerous magazines and journals, like National Geographic and GEO magazine, to name a few. Earlier this year, he founded First Light Institute of Photography. It was a way for him to give something back to photography and the community where he lives and works, Dhaka in Bangladesh. When he wanted to feature some of his friends on his website and I was of course pleased that he wanted me to contribute... have a look!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Paris Photo 2013- II

So Paris Photo is as big as ever... Lots of exhibitors and publishers, under one roof- Le Grand Palais. It is a beautiful venue that totally justifies hosting the worlds largest Photo Expo.
Paris Photo is big, very big- must make breaks for coffee...
Much work to study.
Something for everyone. Paris Photo is the worlds biggest in scale, photo sales expo. It is on during the long weekend in the middle of every November.
Book signing at many stands, including this one with Patrick Zachmann from Magnum Photo's stand.
Kids playing in the street.
Well, ...
#workshop #storytelling #photojournalism #documentary #exhibition #nikon #d4 #reportage #education #photography #d810 #sb910 #paris #parisphoto #france 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Paris Photo 2013

Here is just a short note on Paris Photo that starts this week...This is the worlds largest Photo Expo and always worth a visit! More then 130 exhibitors and 25 publishers in the same place...
Dog walking in Paris

Sunday, November 03, 2013

A real elephant hug!

A little while ago, I visited Mali. The job was to document the works done on the zoo within the Bamako city park (Aga Khan Development Network). It was really a very interesting project as the city park in Bamako is not like all other parks...and the zoo was one of a kind as well. It probably is the nicest zoo in Africa. This lonely elephant most likely had her parents snatched and she was left at the park. The people leaving her said that the mother had just left her...something which is totally unlikely. She now receives the best possible care at the zoo. Anyway- The most memorable moment was when I was given a real "elephant hug"!
Elephant hug, Mali style.
#mali #zoo #agakhan #africa #photography #nikon #d810 #documentary #photojournalism #reportage #d4 #akdn #nikonpro #elephant #bamako #street #architecture #architectureaward #development

Friday, November 01, 2013

Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

Over the last two years I have been working closely with Hasan Hasanovic while developing my project on Srebrenica. Hasan is himself a survivor of the genocide of July 1995. His story can be read on the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust website. The photo is an image I took of him the first time I met him.
Hasan Hasanovic at the Potocari Memorial Cemetery.