Sleeveface photos


I’ve been a fan of sleeveface photos for a long time. I especially love it when you use LP’s. Four years ago I made my first one. When Springsteen turned  I  used the sleeve of the album ‘the River’ to make a sleeveface photo – to honor him and his birthday. Not long after I decided to make more and hang them up in my bedroom. I had four photos up over my bed and I felt it was time to change them.

I have a few LP’s and two of them was suitable to use. You need a huge face on the LP to make it work. No all LP’s has that and if they do, it’s not certain it is the right face. I don’t want a random musician up on the wall, it has to be someone I have some sort of connection to – like Bruce Springsteen. Finding suitable LP’s is hard. I’m lucky to have a quite huge LP store downtown I can browse. I did spend a lot of time to find that last LP I needed, so I would have for photos up on the wall.

Since I removed a huge photo (poster) from one of my walls in the bedroom, it was space for one more sleeveface shot. For a while I’ve been thinking of what kind sleeve I would use. Last weekend I went to the LP store and browsed it without finding anything I liked. When I got home I suddenly knew what to use! One of my favorite swedish musician, Ulf Lundell, has an album cover with a huge face of himself. I had forgotten until it just popped up in my head. Mum is also a fan of Ulf Lundell, actually a bigger fan than I am, so I got to borrow her LP.

Today I took the sleevephoto with portrait of Mr. Lundell. It’s not easy to make everything match. You want the line of the clothing to match exactly. Well, everything should match or else the photo won’t be any good. Now if you don’t have anyone to assist you, it’s very tricky to make it right with just a remote control and a tripod. I’m glad I shoot digital, because I needed 147 shots to get things right!

So the next photo is the latest contribution to the sleeveface photo collection. Three old sleeveface photos follows.

280913- 147 bobdylan sleeeveface_kjersti_kim larsen2 sleeeveface_kjersti_kim larsenDo you have a sleeveface photo to show me? Post a link in the comments section!

If you’re not tired of sleeveface photos, go to to see more. If you want to know how to sleeveface, here’s a tutorial video ;)

Bedroom pictures

Finally I mananged to figure out what pictures to put in my bedroom. There is no secret I love music, is there?  Not at all. So after some thinking I found out I wanted to use the Bruce-LP picture as one of four pictures. I didn’t have that many pictures that matched. Then I decided to make three more LP-cover pictures. Here they are!

On tuesday I went down to Råkk ‘n Råll where they sell LP’s. I searched through the piles of LP’s and found the Bob Dylan LP.  I saw other LP’s with headshots that would work, but it wasn’t of the right artist. I needed someone I like.The two Kim Larsen LP’s I already had.

It took forever to get the two top pictures right. I used the timer on the camera. I had 15 seconds from I pressed it to everything had to be on place.  It was not easy to get the LP in focus, get the clothes in the right position and the LP on the right place.  I’ve lost track of how many times I tried and failed. If I only had had an assistant to help me I could’ve nailed the shot way sooner.

I’m gonna send them to the photo-lab today and get them printed. Hopefully I can pick them up tomorrow.

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