30/52 Isabelle From Dosfamily

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This image is a selfie from my birthday, I turned 38 this week. A no filter, no make up straight up Isabelle.
Last bday I did the same.
I love how Facebook and Instagram made my birthday even more special – all the greetings and shout outs. You can look up on it as yeah lots of people don’t know you or people on Facebook that is more ghost from the past than actual friends suddenly say something. But I like that. The thought thatt even for a second I was on someones mind – and they took the time to say happy birthday.

So thank you!

 

xxx
Isabelle

 

 

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Why Jenny likes to read about Richard Linklater, maker of Boyhood, in her basement

 

This is not a review of the much-talked-about movie “Boyhood”. I haven´t even seen it yet. This is just me talking about an article I read about it´s maker: Richard Linklater and why it makes me feel good.

 

My brother in law Spike left us a bunch of issues of The New Yorker. Yesterday I grabbed a stack of them and headed downstairs to our basement. The only place in our house that is cool at the moment. I loaded the washing machine and made room for me on one of my many couches. Before I sat down I checked the couch for spiders (it´s a really small couch, only two seats, more like a loveseat really), and pulled an old TV closer so I had somewhere to put my coffee cup. Behind the TV I found a bag filled with “missing socks” that had been gone for quite some time. “Great I´ll deal with them later” I told myself  but thought in my head: Make that much later Jenny. Who needs socks now anyway? it´s too darn hot.

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Everywhere I´ve looked lately people are talking about this new movie Boyhood. And the first article I settled on in Spike´s magazines was about it´s maker Richard Linklater. It´s an interesting read about his way of work and of the making of Boyhood (which looks really good by the way). You can read it here: “Moment to moment. Why Richard Linklater makes movies”.

I´m always struggling with the “WHY” I do things. Why do I stuff a helmet with flowers for a selfie? or wrap myself up in a sheet for another one almost breaking my legs as I stumble to set the timer on the camera? Why? Linklater dropped out of school and took a job only so he could afford to write and watch movies on his free time. Reading about other peoples choices and way of work really helps me figure out my own way of things.  (and sometimes it even makes me feel less crazy)
Here is what I like about this guy:

Linklater stays put in Texas even though “everyone else” is in Hollywood making movies. If he has a meeting there he takes the morning flight and he goes  home straight after the meeting. He involves his kids in his movie making, and that seems to be fine. And he is not pretentious.
Actor Ethan Hawke is quoted in the article:

“Directors are interested in ‘If you turn a little to the left, your nose catches a light in a great way.’ Richard Linklater would puke if anybody said that on his set. Like, ‘What are we doing, an ad?’ We’re playing human beings here.”

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Reading that last line made me scream of joy from my loveseat in the basement. If there would be any spiders this is when they would run and hide.

aaaaahhhhhh!!!!!!”
Upstairs I imagine Jens and the kids hearing me scream through the floor boards, just looking at each other in understanding, shaking their heads and then going back to what ever they were doing.

My brain has asked myself that question so many times when I´m out working, photographing something or someone and the subject gets too messed with: Polished, brushed, tweaked, straightened, ironed, moved and improved into perfection.
I can´t stand perfect. But I keep forgetting that.

So to remind myself of this I´ve written that quote and taped it to the tiles of my kitchen. (see picture above). Now it will remind me everyday just like the sign on our door saying “FRUKT” is reminding Viola to bring a fruit as a snack to school.

Below is the trailer for Boyhood. Not only does it have Patricia Arquette in it but also  lots of scenes from “everyday life” in the US so it should be great.
Since I don´t like theaters (well I guess there is nothing wrong with the theaters really just the people in it) I´m waiting patiently until I can buy it on Itunes.

This clip makes me smile. I love how the kids are so dignified and the parent is all over the place (it reminds me of me talking to my kids).
The kids are played by Ellar Coltrane and the directors own daughter Lorelei Linklater.

 

Related links:

Boyhood page and interview “Vice meets Richard Linklater”

The reason I have so many couches/sofas/loveseats in my basement

My flowerfilled MC helmet-Selfie and me wrapped in a sheet-selfie

My fear of spiders

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29/52 Isabelle From Dosfamily

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This selfie is a follow up from the one last week. The moment before impact. I love the concentration of it.

xxx
Isabelle

 

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28/52 Isabelle From Dosfamily

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I know you know I love jumps in photos but this must be my all time best. Only if I could just think more about what I do with my mouth every time. This image is taken at my favorite little swimming pond – in Västannor tjärn in Dalarna – close to our summer house. I jumped from a trampoline that is 3 meters high and told Erik exactly how he should frame and capture the shot. So I consider it a selfie!

The tower is 8 meters. I easily jump the 5 meters but still to afraid of the 8 meters. Every summer these  past 4 years I told myself to jump but never did. Still a couple of more weeks to go – do you think I’ll do it?

xxx
Isabelle

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30/52 Selfie Jenny From DosFamily

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Me in the field outside our house, just a few minutes ago.
The farmers have started harvesting and this view will be dramatically changed any day now.

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Life at and around Jenny´s House

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We don´t know what day it is or what we are having for dinner. But we know that when the sweat begins to show on our back it is time to hit the beach. And when we hear our stomachs growling we look at each other and say “Time for another popcicle”.

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I love having the kids home from school so I´m free to document every single minute that they are awake.

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I´ve photographed everything we´ve eaten for the last couple of days. One day I might show it all to you.

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Dots of light from the disco ball. Will never tire of them.

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