A weeks result - Going to Åre

The sixth day have now past and I've managed to publish four sets of photos as well as a blog post, during the past week - and it feels so good to finalize this stuff, I really need to do this more often!

Tomorrow I'm leaving for the ski resort Åre for 8 days with 10 friends - to party, ski and of course to take a sauna or two (prolly will be like every day though). Will be loads of fun, beautiful nature, muscle fever, etc.

Hopefully I can get a few moments over tomorrow evening to upload the first of the sets that I shot with Ophelia Overdose in August; if not, maybe I can manage to do it during the coming week!





One of the many photos from the shoot; outfit, make up, styling by her self.

Glad tur!

Carl Oscar Aaro
Carl Oscar Aaro
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23:35 the 4th of February, 2012

Actually doing stuff!

This week I'm running a little experiment on myself. I have to upload an album (or post a blog post) each day during the week. Lately I haven't put much time into developing old photos and the pile of work just keeps growing, so this is a way to help myself to actually get stuff done!

Monday I posted the Kuroshitsuji cosplay photos featuring Stephanie and Josefin. On Tuesday evening I uploaded a black and white album from Dreamhack in November. Tomorrow the plan is to upload some martial arts photos taken together with Mattias Brandt, Emil Trägårdh and Eric Pütter in Nässjö. Here's a few previews already!







Originally I thought about posting some really old event photos today but I couldn't pinpoint where I've stored them so instead I'll post this entry, explaining my work this week so far. So now what to choose for Friday, Saturday and Sunday then, so much to choose from!
Carl Oscar Aaro
Carl Oscar Aaro
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23:51 the 1st of February, 2012

Ophelia Overdose - Photo shoot

Last week I had the pleasure to shoot together with multi-talented German model Ophelia Overdose (@miss_overdose), while she was visiting Stockholm and Sweden - she's not only an awesome model but also a costume designer, make up artist, hair stylist, etc. Here's a few previews from our session.



I was quite nervous before she arrived at Emil's place (thanks for letting us be there btw!), but I'm really glad I got to meet her; she was very sweet, helpful and GREAT to work with.

We shot two different outfits. First a set with her own designs, in an area that were a bit steam-punk-ish / post-apocalyptic. From this set I have a whole bunch of photos that I really love. It was below a bridge that I go past twice every day, commuting.





Afterwards, Ophelia changed into a army style latex dress from the fashion brand "Westward Bound" and we went down to Gamla Stan and "Riksdagens hus" for the second set of the day.





More photos will be up when I'm done sorting and picking out my favourites. There's so many of them! However, I wished that I would've had more time to plan a cooler setting for the shoots - next time! All in all, it was a great experience and it was so much fun to meet a model that I've followed, both on deviantArt and Facebook, for quite some time.
Carl Oscar Aaro
Carl Oscar Aaro
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19:43 the 18th of August, 2011

A whole month of updates

Hi,

So I've slacked off a bit on the blogging. Mostly since I've had quite a lot to do during the last month and when there's been a few moments over, I've pretty much spent them by resting. So this will be some kind of catch-up-post just to post some photos of what's happened the latest month.

I have had a photo session together with Stephanie S. and her girlfriend Josefin "Jözz" S. They were cosplaying Ciel Phantomhive and Sebastian from Black Butler / Kuroshitsuji. Here's three photos from the set as a preview - the rest will end up in a separate album.





UppCon:11 passed. I worked in the photo team together with Gustav "TukTuk" K., Annie "Jinxiz" B., Joacim "Roboman" S. and Bernhard "zwc" H. - In total I think I shot over 6000 photos / 120 GB. The (not as many) developed pics are up at konventsbilder.se.



In connection to the UppCon:11 convention, the Swedish championship in Cosplay were also held. I linked the promo-photos we produced in an earlier post. The pics could be seen on around one third of the city-buses here in Uppsala during a two-week-period. Quite nice. :)



Around two weeks after UppCon we went away to DreamHack, a computer festival in Jönköping. I worked in the Creative-team, arranging competitions in graphics, photography, music and animations - computer art - demoscene stuff. We had a really small team this event but everyone in it was so freaking great. It was quite a good event and we've got pretty much everything set up until next time. (so it'll be even better!)



I didn't really have any time to plan something special for the DH photo competition so I submitted an old photo of Brita for the photo competition and placed fifth (photo below). Brita on the other hand, won the whole thing with her entry "DreamHacks bubblare"! Grats!



More over, we've moved to a new appartment (in the same building - and same floor, though). Boxes still haven't unpacked themselves but it's going in the right direction. Soon enough we can actually invite people over!

Oh yes, almost forgot, some of my photos of Jenni "pixelninja" K. were recently featured in the third issue of the cosplay-magazine Cosplay Gen. (Sorry about the bad iphone-photo of the magazine, all my camera lenses are currently in Iceland with my girlfriend.)



And that's it! Now when I have this blog post away from my todo-list, I can focus on new stuff. Didn't mean to be TLDR, hope it's not!
Carl Oscar Aaro
Carl Oscar Aaro
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20:29 the 3rd of July, 2011

Editing! Inspiration!

This is an evening full of inspiration - and I'm using it to edit some more of my photos of Verena; maybe I can even finish off the whole album so I'm ready to publish it tomorrow? I won't promise anything but it's going great right now, this is the flow that I need!

While Brita is full of coffee (she's usually sleeping this time of the day) and also in photoshop-mode, I'll give you one more preview of the set. A bit more "highressed" than usual even!

Behold!

Carl Oscar Aaro
Carl Oscar Aaro
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22:37 the 18th of May, 2011

Productivity and another preview

I've felt totally productive the whole day today. Finished off three new albums (!!); uploaded the photos from Trysil, the revised cosplay pics from Confusion and I've completed the set of Helena. I'll upload those photos tomorrow.

So, since I've worked off some of my photo backlog I now only have the photos of Verena (preview in the last post) and some new photos of Brita left to do (look at the bottom of this post), before I can take on some more challenges. :D

I wrote that I ordered a white wig earlier and yesterday it came to use! I shot together with Brita at home, first some casual nice looking photos and then we spaced out with a red background and white/blonde hair - I'm quite eager to get to work on these photos. :D And here's a preview straight from my Lightroom.



More off I skipped the www in carloscar.se (so it's just http://carloscar.se/ now), and I added some facebook comments to all the albums, could be a nice addition in case someone wants to write something productive. Peace~!
Carl Oscar Aaro
Carl Oscar Aaro
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00:45 the 4th of April, 2011

Sneak peak from the shoot today

Shalom.

Today I shot together with Verena on an ice-queen-themed set, she's the winter fading away. Here's two preview photos until I can get to selecting, sorting and editing the rest of them.



Verena did an awesome job and we also had assistance of Stephanie and Josefin (thanks!) with make up fixing and pose-help. All in all, a great photo day and I'm sure I'll shoot with Verena again.

Carl Oscar Aaro
Carl Oscar Aaro
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23:09 the 20th of March, 2011