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Now my editorial “taking over Stockholm” is released in the new issue for Elegant Magazine. We used the subway stations as environment to get a “grunge” feeling, but still clean. Also, I tend to show women more with an attitude, because women rock and we should be portrayed as strong! I worked with a new model, Linca, in Stockholm and the result turned out they way we wanted. If the magazine is happy, I’m happy. I love meeting new people when I shoot, in contrast to working on my own on personal projects. Having the opportunity to work with new women almost every shoot is so cool. We are inspirational, strong and focused. Anyway, what do you guys think about the editorial?

My latest work for BeautyMute Magazine is now out. We did a inspirational lookbook editorial. So pleased with the result! I did this shoot when I was in Stockholm a few weeks back and have been waiting since for the issue to come out.

I just finished my personal project Past stagnant time which is a photo series about the past and the loss we all go through in life. The way we accept things in life is important and influence our future, both conscious and unconscious. Nothing that’s alive will live forever, but we can remember and take pieces of that life with us. You can choose to see the dark and hard aspects, the cold and the loss. But also find piece in seeing that you are not alone.

The photos represent both life and death were the audience is allowed to interpret, reflect and think in a deeper level to find the symbols and comfort they need.

This year have affected me very much and it’s definitely been the hardest year in my life. It’s been an emotional journey, a physical and mental rollercoaster. A struggle, but everything happens for a reason and when you come out alive you are stronger than before.

Got the tear sheet from Editorial Magazine a few weeks back. The girls worked really hard and  did a great job for this editorial. I’m really happy with the result and the feeling it gives. 

Got a full page interview in a Swedish newspaper for their Saturday issue. So much fun to share my experiences, thoughts and parts of my life with others. The interview was basically about my life as a photographer, what I’m passionate about when it comes to photography and a couple of other things.

 

Above is some of my product photographs. Not the typs of photography I do the most but i truly enjoy it. Spending hours getting the surface perfect and getting the color exact is so important. The retouch is what makes the product stand out.

I would say that the wedding season officially has begun. Spring and summer is the most popular parts of the year for weddings and I can see why, the nature and light is beautiful. I’ve done a couple of weddings but since it hasn’t been my main genre to shoot I haven’t posted that many. Above is some of my fave shots from weddings I’ve done in Los Angeles.

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I did some clean headshots a while back for this young aspiring actor and haven’t posted then anywhere yet. The shoot went to smooth and this young woman is ready to take on the movie industry as an actor. We shot during the middle of the day and even though the sun was high we got great lighting and some really nice photos.

Photojournalism Behind the Scenes [ITA-ENG subs] from Ruben Salvadori on Vimeo.

 

Please watch this video. It’s so crazy how the world expects violence and drama around every conflict. How insane is it that they stage drama just to sell more images? This is not how it should be done if you do journalistic photography! For swedes, watch at this link and read the article as well.

I stumpbled on an article that is featured on a photography site called PetaPixel. It’s about a question many of us get as a photographer, “Can I have unedited photos?” or “Can I have all the photos, you don’t have to edit them or do anything to them?”

I know that i may seem reasonable to ask questions like this but it’s like asking a painter to give away his pairings when they’re not finished. When you contact a photographer you’ve chosen that specific person, hopefully for a specific reason: you like their work and style. To get that style that you like, the photos have been edited and so does you photos need to be if you want that look and style. Anyway, please read this article to understand more and also see were photographers are coming from when they don’t want to give you their RAW files or unedited files. The article can be found HERE!