It has actually been a little over a year since I updated this blog. I semi-regularly update the photographs on the site, I am just not very good at updating the blog.. Maybe I'll make it a delayed New Years Resolution to keep up with this blog a bit more.
But a bit of 2014 in review:
Lots of quality time with my family, a very demanding math course done (and survived) in Copenhagen, took a few trips around Europe and most recently I went to England and I managed to get the photograph below from Stapleford Woods. In regard to photography, the biggest thing that happened in 2014 was that one of my best friends, Gitte, got married and they asked me to handle the wedding photography. I was so honored, and honestly, very nervous about it, but I loved every minute of it. It was incredible that they trusted me to take their wedding pictures and their faith in my abilities as a photographer is something I am very thankful for. I have uploaded some of my favourite wedding shots to the Portraits album, so take a look and see how it all turned out.
For 2015 I really want to log a bit more travel and photography time, and I wouldn't mind somekind of adventure.
I'll keep in touch
Hey you guys,
Christmas is just around the corner and I'd love to take this moment to wish you all a joyful christmas and a happy new year!
This past year has taken me new places and given me opportunity to reconnect with old places and with people that I earlier have been too busy to keep in touch with. So, I feel like my 2013 was a pretty good one for me. I hope everyone of you can look back on your past year and see all the good moments.
Thank you again for visiting my site. Photographs are such an important source of inspiration for me, and I truly wish to one day be able to inspire someone like I have always been inspired by some of my favourite photographers.
I wish you and all your loved ones the Merriest Christmas and the Happiest New Year !
Take good care of one another !
The photograph below that I've chosen to share with you, is a selfie from one of my favourite days of 2013.
Jairo Mora was a 26 year old Costa Rican Conservationist. Jairo began patrolling the beaches near his home when he was just 7 years old protecting the sea turtles from poachers. He vowed his life to this cause, and tragically he also gave his life for it. Jairo was murdered by poachers while he was working to protect female sea turtles while laying eggs.
I was recently contacted by Jess Nietz, a friend and coworker of Jairos, and she asked me to help her and her fellow volunteers to spread the word of Jairos life, the project and cause he protected with his life and the serious issue that is poaching.
For some people it may seem like an unimaginable notion to feel so passionate about a certain species, a group of animals or a cause that you'd risk your life over and over again to protect them, but I get it. I really do. I never wanted anything else in life than to be a marine biologist, to help protect the oceans and all its living creatures. So I understand why Jairo was on that beach, facing down the very real threat of dying, because he was driven with a passion bigger than anything. In my opinion, Jairo died like a hero. In the most real definition of a hero, he died protecting something he believed in, something that couldn't protect itself.
So we owe it to him, to his memory, to all the people like Jess Nietz who has lost a friend and mentor and colleague, to Jairos family and to the project he died for, to spread the word. Let's not keep this silenced, let us never forget.
Please share this article linked here: http://poachingincostarica.com/
Please support if you can via Pura Vida: https://puravidabracelets.com/save-the-sea-turtles-platinum.html
Spread the word, Remember his story,
Honour Jairo Mora!
There is an organisation that started in Denmark, called Verdens Skove which means "Forests of the World". Verdens Skove/Forests of the World is an environmental organisation working to promote sustainable use of the world's forests, particularly in Denmark and in the rainforests of the tropics. For over 25 years, they have been working to preserve forests resources for the benefit of local communities and the environment and climate. When I was born my father bought a rainforest certificate from Verdens Skove in my name to help save the rainforest of Costa Rica, so I've grown up with knowledge of the importance of wild forests to our life on this fair planet.
I encourage you to go check out their website and like them on Facebook and give their twitter a follow, see if maybe you can do something to help promote their important cause.
They've had an Instagram comtetition where I was fortunate enough to be chosen as one of the weekly winners. So below is my shot and also the link to the organisations english website and a link to a little feature in danish they did about me a while back.
Also my personal instagram account is called Oceanraised so feel free to come check out my gallery, and while you're at it, like VerdensSkove on instagram as well.
As always, thanks for checking out my blog.
I can't be the only one? You know the feeling; the sky is a little more grey, the wind bites a bit, you return to school or work and even the birds don't sing like they used to. Clear signs that the summer is ending and autumn is around the corner.
So, I've done what anyone else with an obsession with photography would do and I've taken a longing look at my photos from this summers adventures. I've updated my galleries a bit and then there are some that I'd like to share with you here on the blog.
Finally we have been fortunate enough to have some weather in Denmark that resembles summer-weather. I can't tell you how thrilled I am to see the sun and be able to enjoy outdoors without being bundled up in jackets and heavy boots.
I recently went on a roadtrip with one of my best friends, Kayleigh. We drove from Denmark to Luxembourg, to France and then after a week in France we drove to Calais and jumped on the ferry to England. It was an amazing trip that inspired my photography quite a bit. You can find some of the photos from the trip in the galleries on this site.
In about a month I'm roadtripping again, this time with my family. We're headed to Hossegor, France where we'll spend a little time, and then we once again move on, this time to Mundaka, Spain. The wave-enthusiasts out there will notice that both the stops on this trip are blessed with world class waves for surfing, so we keep your fingers crossed for a good swell, while we're there! :)
I hope each and everyone of you
It has been a LONG while since I've done anything about this website. Honestly, creative inspiration just hasn't been there for me. This winter has been so long. I definitely thrive better in a hotter climate than what Northern Scandinavia has to offer.
But today the sun was out and I finally got my butt in gear to update this site a bit. Hope you like it.
As spring creeps closer, so does a few of my travel plans so I should have some more photographs in a few months. I really have neglected my camera equipment this winter.
As always, I'd like to encourage you all to check out what's happening over at http://www.surfaidinternational.org and see if maybe you could get involved in their incredible work, even just by spreading the word.
Thank you for stopping by, I truly appreciate it!
Stay warm. Go look for the sun!
below are two pictures putting it simple, why plastic bags and single-use water bottles are a BAD CHOICE. Check it out and share, please!
I've previously written about the organisation, Skateistan, which is an NGO providing skateboarding and educational programming in Afghanistan, Cambodia and Pakistan. I have nothing but the sincerest respect and deep appreciation for the remarkable work Skateistan does for the youth in those three countries, and therefore it was with a breaking heart that I read about the tragic loss of Skateistan youth. Read the report here:
These kids were role models, and heroes to their peers. They were inspirational and I am so very deeply saddened that our world has been deprived of their motivation, their vision and yes, their inspiration. My heart goes out to the entire Skateistan family, team, crew, all the volunteers and especially to the family and friends of the children.
I have proudly supported Skateistan, and will proudly continue in the future. I can only encourage others to do so, at the very least, read about the work Skateistan does, maybe visit their webshop, spread the word and the support & maybe even have a fundraiser at your school? No help is too small or insignificant.
Take good care of one another, we're all in this world together.
It's been a while since I've posted last, and it's been even longer since I've put up new pictures. Today however I put up a new picture under Landscapes and one under people. Both pictures are taken today, feb 6th, on the Danish southern Island, Falster. We're having a super cold winter here this year, but today the sun was shining and the landscape was too beautiful to not photograph. Hope you all enjoy it, and as always, Thank you so much, for stopping by my site.
Have a good winter.
My interests besides photography include; Nature, surfing, marine biology & conservation, reading, all things & activities ocean related and travelling all over this incredible planet.