Create your own photo-wall

This weekend I was down in Stockholm to celebrate my sister: Niki Tsappos' 30th birthday. I have to say that It was the best house party ever. Seriously! So many people came to celebrate her, show her love, and catch up with a community of awesome, talented people. A live DJ (Dj Cheza) was spinning AMAZING music in the corner of her livingroom, while people simultaneously played along on the piano, trumpet, african drums and maracas. People were dancing, eating, drinking, smoking and talking for hours. No neighbors complained about the loud music or the "live orchestra" haha. What a wonderful birthday party. Niki just took house-party to a whole other level. Since I am a photographer I wanted to contribute to the party with a photo-wall that I created out of plastic flowers and tape in the mudroom where all her guests arrived. I just love how the photos came out, bubbly and spontaneous, and only with the light from a regular lightbulb. The photos are taken with a regular point-and shoot camera (no dslr). Don't need much extra when people are THIS FLY! Check it out:


Create a photo-wall at your next party. Just make a beautiful background that goes along with the rest of the party theme. Use what you have at home, or go outside and find flowers/twigs/branches or buy things from the craft store. Making a photo-wall with some cool accessories is also a great way to ease up the mood, both for the people who don't like their picture taken and for those with an inner diva who is always ready to work the camera.


Upcoming Art Exhibition

Here you go! Design by me for an upcoming art exhibition at I.M.A.G.E Gallery in New York. On November 23rd you can enjoy "Voyage: A Tale Of Two Cities" with original art by Swedish painter Anders Malmberg and New York based artist Julia Kito Kirtley. DJ Lord Finesse and SnowBKLYN will spin records while you enjoy the art. I am pretty sure it will be a good way to spend your Sunday in the city. 

Melanie Smith

My client Melanie Smith was in need of new professional images for her website which is now up and running (check it out at My shoot with Melanie was amazing. After years as an established actress in Hollywood starring in TV-shows like Melrose Place, Seinfeld, Startrek, Matlock, Curb Your Enthusiasm and more, it was a pleasure working with her. This is a few of the portraits she is using for her website.

How to create abstract, hand-dyed paper in a natural way

-Uncoated paper, leaves, flowers, onion peels, and eucalyptus leafs sandwiched between cardboard box pieces. Take anything from nature or your fridge, that you think will add beautiful color to the paper.

-Tie it all together with rusty iron pieces.
-Place in a big pot of boiling water with white vinegar, more rusty metal pieces and oak nuts. Make sure the paper is below surface, it wants to float up, but that's why you tie it to iron pieces (do this outside or in a well ventilated area).
-Allow to boil for apx. 1 hour
-Let paper dry on a big towel.

And voila! You have a beautiful hand dyed paper. It's beautiful to frame, just the way it is, or write a poem and surprise a near & dear one or use it for book binding. I learned this from fine artist and photographer Leslie Marsch.