Project reflections

I was so happy when I watched the weather report this morning before I went to work. The lady said it would be sunny today! I was almost jumping up and down by exitment. It’s been so cloudy and quite rainy lately. And rain and clouds doesn’t go well together with photographing doors. So whenever the sun is up, I jump out of joy.

Almost every day I have some errands to run while being at work. It’s either going to the postoffice or buying groceries. And there are doors on on the way. So I bring my camera and I quickly snap a picture.

As I said, it was sunny today, so I brought my camera when I had to delivery a package to the postoffice for my colleague Pål. I was fast and it took like 30 seconds to get a picture. I’m quite satisfied with the result.

This project it going well at the moment. I’m motivated and havne’t complained in a while.  At least not this week. haha. I guess it’s because we’ve had two days with sun! The sun makes things a lot better. Now I wish the snow would come, so it would brighten up this side of the world a bit. It would do my photographing good!

I got 19 doors left and then I’m half way! It’s less than 3 weeks. I’ve neve really thought I would make it half way. I remember when I hit rock bottom (read about it here) the 20th of September. I thought the darkness would kill this project. I had taken my 97th picture that day. Now, 67 doors later, I’m still doing it. The project is not dead. The darkness didn’t kill it. That makes me very happy. It’s over 2 months since that incidence. It such s long time ago, even though it feels like yesterday.

Sitting here thinking about the darkness and light, one thing comes in mind. It’s only 25 days until winter solstice andafter that day, the day will be come a little bit longer every day. The day will be a little bit brigher every day. So I’m thinking; if I managed to take decent picture up to winter solstice occures, the darkness shouldn’t be a problem after that day either.

The darkness less problematic now than I thought back in September. It still a pain in the ass and it makes this project a whole lot more difficult than it would’ve been if it only had been bright evenings. But, it’s not impossible.

Now, I don’t think it’s the darkness that will kill this project, if anything is to kill it. I think it rahter could be me getting bored of this project. That is possible. It won’t happen now though. And that’s because I got to things inside me. 1) determination 2) will-power.

I’m gonna end this like I did in another post last month:

Watch out doors! I’m on a mission. You’re about to be shot!

The posh side of town


First I just want to  say that this is door nr. 51! Not bad, ay? I’m half way to 100 that is the least amount of doors I need to make that book I’ve talked about. I am pretty sure I will make it too 100, even if 50 more unique doors are a lot to think about.

This door you see on the picture, is taken at the posh side of Oslo – at Frogner. It’s were the laidies with the Chanel bags/purses and golden shoes lives. You can, just by looking at the door, see that it’s the posh side of town. This door is not like the many dull brown doors I see here at the east side.

I’m pretty sure I could find a lot of great doors at the west side of town, but the fact is – I’m never there! I think today is the first day this year I’ve been at Frogner.  I’ve been trying to figure out reasons to go to this side of town more, but I can’t find any. I know there is a few stores that might be interesting to visit, but I know that I won’t run down their doors all the time.

Today, me and Ellen went to the moives. Ellen wanted to see Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky and I agreed to come. We went to a cinema called Gimle who is located at the heart of Frogner. It’s a tiny cinema with only one theater. In return it was a great theater. You know you’re at the posh side of town when the cinema has seats with side tables and the possibillity to buy wine! No other that I know of, has that.

On our way home, I come to think of the cinemas in Stockholm! I mentioned it to Ellen and she had forgotten how big they were. The one we visited when we were there had an indoor escolator and at least twelve theaters! It was crazy-big and a big contrast to this tiny cinema.

The movie was ok. It was not a wow-movie like other movies I’ve seen this year (Gran Torino & Public Enemies), but it was not bad either. Mads Mikkelsen, which I like a lot, played the main male character, Igor.

If I should grade it, I have to give it 4 out of 6.

Before the movie started we went to eat. We ended up at a chineese restaurant at Oslo City called Chopsticks. Cheap food. I ordered beef chopsuey and paid only 85 NOK. As I said, it was cheep and I know what they had cut down on; the spice! The beef chopsuey didn’t taste that much. It didn’t taste bad, but it sure could’ve had more taste. Oh well, I sort of got full and that was the main purpose of the meal.

While we’re talking about movies. Ellen and I made a deal. We’re gonna try to see a new movie every other week. Only if we have money (lol) and there is something worth seeing, that is! I love watching movies, so I think this will be fun. Right now there isn’t much worth seeing. Only boring movies it seems like.

I’m looking forward to the fall and lots of great movies.

30 doors down


I’ve made it to 30 doors. A whole month! That is quite cool I have to say! Now I only need 70 more to make that book I’ve been planing to do and 335 more to the whole thing is finished.

I know I will have to twist my brain around in a few weeks, because I haven’t got that many doors spotted out. I have two streets near work, that I told you about earlier, that I can shoot from. But when those are up, I have to go elsewhere to search. It would mean that I can’t go straight home, but I have to go some place else.

You think 365 doors will be fairly easy, but I don’t think so. It’s not just 365 doors, it’s 365 interesting doors. I don’t wanna have280 boring doors. Who will follow my project on flickr then? Nobody! I should, now that I have some vacation (still some days left), go looking for some nice streets around the area where I live. I want to have many more doors on the list I keep for doors to shoot.

It was nice to be home for a week. I wanted to only shoot doors that you only find in the countryside, so I only shot doors on our property or the nearby. There were enough doors to shoot, but still it wasn’t very easy. What’s the reason for that? The weather!

It bloody rained almost all days! So it was hard some days to get out and take a shot. Even if you only are gonna shot a door, you still want sunlight. And I didn’t have much of that! Well, it all went well in the end and I’m satisified with the result I got. I’m looking forward to the 30 next doors!

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