Viking girl – “Sjösättning” – Hornbore by

Sweden, 4 August – © 2007 judith den hollander –

I made this photo in a special village on the west coast of Sweden.
She came on a special boat with a group of special people. They came for a special event, the “Sjösättning”, the launch of their new viking boat…
Please contact me, so I can send the photo of you and your friend.


To my surprise and delight I was honoured (22 June) with the Pierre Cox award 2007. A prize from the “Stedelijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten” in Hasselt, Belgium. The triptych of my grandmother – see one of three photos below – and my fine art prints were acknowledged for outstanding quality.

For inspiration : cyanotype

I’ve been reading in Silvershotz, journal of fine art photography, and admiring the works of colleagues. Then I came across a remarkable story and stunning photos of flowers. Cyanotypes! I learned about this technique/alternative photo process at my Academy and even made a print or two. But nowhere near the quality of David’s work…

david chow

I think I still have a bottle of mixed solution somewhere in my cellar/ dark room, waiting for me to take on and explore further cyanotype printing. Must have a look…