Christina Nelson on Le Couronnement Du Bouc

Julie Lansom has made a feature about me, on the beautiful photography site Le Couronnement Du Bouc.
Julie who runs this site, asked me to write a little about my photos, and she created this nice post with a selection of my images. So there you can read a little about what I like so much about photography and what I enjoy taking pictures of.
Julie is also an amazing french photographer and I often go on her website to get inspiration. I especially love the unique way she photographs people.

Inspiration : Stars & Cars from the 50's

I thought I'd show you where I get some of my inspiration from and what type of photography that has influenced my own photography style.

As many photographers, I collect photobooks. And I'm very fond of each one of them. They're my babies and I display them on bookshelves, in the window and on tables in my apartment. I wanted to share with you one of my books, which contains all my favourite things: black&white photos, moviestars from the 50's, like Brigitte Bardot, Clark Gable, Audrey Hepburn and vintage cars ( it even has photos of my #1 dream car - the Ferrari 250gt Spider California). It's basicly a book with fabulous black and white photos of beautiful people, all taken on the French Riviera.

Edward Quinn is the amazing photographer who has taken all the photos in this book.
I have just photographed his images from the book I have. So I take no credit for the great photos, though I wish there was a way to recreate that lifestyle and the looks from that era!


(All photos are b&w in the book, the light in my apartment has created that sepia tone on some of the photos, which I kind of liked, so I left it like that.)

New York Belle

A few days before Christmas I was reunited with my dear friend Elle, who was visiting from New York. Here are a few snapshots from our coffee date. Elle works at Vogue, is a truly gifted writer and needless to say that her unique sense of style and her work ethic is a true inspiration for me. I hope to get the opportunity to go to and visit her sometime in the near future and explore and photograph the wonders of New York city. You can read more about her New York life on Elle's Empire State.

Home Of The Porcelain Horse

Here's a little sneakpeek at my newest project.
I've been invited by one of my favorite photographers and mentor to join a group of 14 photographers and each of us are going to create a photography book during a 6 month period. I will describe my theme later on and post more photos as my project evolves. But here are a few of the very first photos I've taken at my first location. (It involved a 4 hour busdrive each way and knocking on complete stranger's doors, but an extremely fun and exciting experience so far.)
More to come ..

The Places We Go

As you might have noticed, I love being out in nature taking pictures.
And I'm so lucky that my man has this amazing place we can escape to. It's deep into the woods, overlooking a magnificent lake and surrounded by mountains. We love going there for mini-breaks and it really is the ultimate spot to unwind and relax. It's so good to get away from the hustle of everyday life. For both of us it's the best way to cleanse our minds and just spend some quality time out in nature together. I always carry my camera with me, cause we see so many great things there, as well as in the car driving down.
Here is a little photo diary from our latest trip this autumn.

Men And Machines

Favorite man & the favorite car.

I've always had an obsession with vintage cars and last weekend, driving on the highway, I saw this amazing little beauty coming up on the side. I'm not sure which model this Ferrari is, but I'm very curious about finding out. So I've send a few pictures to other vintage car fans, to see if they recognise it. But if anyone out there knows which model this is, let me know :)
And how great would it be, to use it in a photoshoot? 

Shooting Film

I've just started to experiment with film.
My dad gave my his old Canon camera a while back. And it's taken a while for me to get to know it. I'm slowly getting to understand it's ways, but it still feels like a stranger in my hands. The good thing is, that I put much thought in each photo and take my time composing the pictures.
I'm never sure of the results and what awaits me while developing a film roll, which is quite exciting. I've always had a soft spot for old photographs and I really like the vintage feel I get while using this camera.
Here are a few photos from this summer and from last week.