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: 50/50 Rebop :

One day in July 2010, while on holiday, I happened upon a yard sale in Undersvik, Hälsingland, Sweden. I often stop at yard sales in search for interesting photography related items. This time I was lucky to find a 17 meter roll of Ilford film. The can was dated Sept. 1960 – it was about to turn 50 later that same year. I had no idea how the film had been stored through all these years, but I bought the film, exchanged a few words with the owner of the place, who turned out to be jazz musician Kari Sjöstrand. I told her I'll let her know if I managed to get some images from the film. She gave me her business card and I drove on.

On my way home, a concept started to shape in my head; I wanted too shoot the roll of film during September of 2010, on the film's 50th birthdays, using a camera of the same age. The theme of the images would be jazz tunes released on albums in 1960. After all, jazz music was what had us begin conversation in the first place.

At a thrift shop in Stockholm a Voigtländer Vito turned up, a camera which was released in its first incarnation in 1960. I purchased that, and looked up a number of jazz song titles that I liked. I carried the camera and the list of songs with me during all of September.

The result was the 50/50 Rebop exhibition, which opened at the gallery at Karisma galleri & Trädgårdsscen in Undersvik, a year later, in July 2011. Kari Sjöstrand invited Brus Trio, who came all the way from Stockholm to Undersvik and gave a wonderful outdoor 60's jazz concert at the opening of the exhibition.

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A Portrait of Jennie

A Portrait of Jennie

Giant Steps

Giant Steps

Gone With The Wind

Gone With The Wind

Strollin

Strollin'

Sack Of Woe

Sack Of Woe

Willow, Weep For Me

Willow, Weep For Me

Too Close For Comfort

Too Close For Comfort

Long Ago And Far Away, Take 2

Long Ago And Far Away, Take 2

Undercurrent, Take 2

Undercurrent, Take 2

It's Only A Paper Moon

It's Only A Paper Moon

Pretty Memory

Pretty Memory

Work Song

Work Song

I Love You

I Love You

Long Ago And Far Away

Long Ago And Far Away

Street Singer

Street Singer

Back To The Tracks

Back To The Tracks

Split Quick

Split Quick

A Subtle One

A Subtle One

Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can

Take Your Pick

Take Your Pick

Undercurrent

Undercurrent

When Your Lover Has Gone

When Your Lover Has Gone

The Night Has A Thousand Eyes

The Night Has A Thousand Eyes

Ilford FP3

Ilford FP3, rated ISO 64, used at ISO 16 and given a little push in the developer (HC-110 B).

Listen to the music! 50/50 Rebop on Spotify.
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