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I'm Anders. I love photography, film, journalism and computers and try to combine these things in various ways. (Check out some photos at minorshadows.net or 2038.cc.) I'm from Stockholm, Sweden. Currently living in Brussels and working as a professional pirate in the European Parliament.
I also run a darkroom in Stockholm with some friends.Rather than clubbing I prefer bars and good beer, real bands, wine, conversation. I love music. I'd give my left arm (ok, a finger anyway) if I could travel back in time to see Charles Mingus in the 50s, Townes van Zandt in '73 or Nirvana in '91. I often get carried away when discussing copyright and civil liberties. I spend more time than I want to admit reading about obscure things on Wikipedia (this occurs every other day).
(My current mission is inspired by this. What better role model could one have?)
"...so shut up, live, travel, adventure, bless and don't be sorry..."
Photography, breaking Tetris records, good beer, snooker, running, tinkering with computers, (watching) ice hockey (NHL), typography, scuba diving, history, sociology, languages, writing, digital culture, computer keyboards
Music, Movies, and Books
Where to start? Robert Bresson, Sergio Leone, the Coen brothers, David Lynch, Jim Jarmusch, Michel Gondry, Wes Anderson, Hirokazu Koreeda, Werner Herzog, ..My list of the top 30 albums ever would probably include records by Townes van Zandt, Charles Mingus, Phil Ochs, Mogwai, David Bowie, Neutral Milk Hotel and Leonard Cohen. Some of my best concert memories have been with The Flaming Lips, Neil Young, Iggy & the Stooges, Sonic Youth, Radiohead, Josh Ritter and Godspeed You! Black Emperor.(...or simply: last.fm/user/rhblake)I love the writings of Thomas Wolfe and Jack Kerouac. I think Joan Didion is a genius, along with Hunter S. Thompson and Lester Bangs. More favorites: Philip K. Dick, Neal Stephenson, Boris Vian, Ryszard Kapuscinski, Haruki Murakami, Tove Jansson, Hjalmar Söderberg, Neil Gaiman, Douglas Adams, Flann O'Brien, Dostoevsky, ..Some favorite photographers: Daido Moriyama, Mary Ellen Mark, Robert Frank, Yamasaki Ko-ji, Josef Koudelka, Don McCullin, Danny Lyon, Bruce Gilden, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alex Majoli, Trent Parke
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
...a General Snus fridge in Washington DC...c-beams glittering in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate...Peter Forsberg's shootout goal in the '94 Olympics, on tv...
Teach, Learn, Share
I can show you how a darkroom works (developing film and making prints), teach you more than you want to know about intellectual property law and civil liberties, share some of the best records ever made, show Stockholm, teach Swedish and English, ..
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Sweden