Lizel Strömberg

Care for style X Aldrigensam | Charlie Eriksson & Viktor Frisk
Aldrigensam is an organisation that shed light to the taboo topic mental illness amongs young adults. The project started by Charlie Eriksson to contribute to a more open discussion about mental illness. Everyone gets effected by it, but not everyone are confident enough to talk about it. Through the campaing Care for style X Aldrigensam, G-Star offered styling tips from fashion people during a day in the store. 10% of the profit that day goes beneficial to the organisation "Aldrigensam". Viktor Frisk is an ambassador for "Aldrigensam" and was there to support Charlie and give people fashion tips. 
I liked the vibe in the G-Star store, everyone was very friendly and welcoming. When Viktor saw me, he came over and greeted me with a hug. I don't know why, but one funny thing that happened was that he introduce me to one of his fans who was there to meet him. Such a random thing. Haha. Later on he introduced me to Charlie, he explained that it was Charlie's event and what they were doing there.
The story behind the photo above is actually funny. Charlie and the other guy had put an outfit together and were to dress the mannequin in it. They dressed the mannequin but when they were done they couldn't get it back on the stand. Bless them for trying so hard to make it work, they were really struggling but they had to ask for help from the staff in the store. First there was one lady helping them but she couldn't make it stand either and suddenly they were four people trying to make it work. It was funny to see and that they were having so much fun working together.
I mostly see Viktor when it's about music, but it's nice getting to see him work with his other passions and to see that he makes most of what he can with the platform he has. People make assumtion about Viktor and Samir, that they are messy and doesn't put that much work into things, which is completely not true. Samir & Viktor are putting a lot more work into what they do compared to many people. They do a lot of different things in their careers but people mostly pay attention to them only when it comes to music.
It's always a lot fun meeting Viktor, he's very kind and always making sure everyone is having a great time. Most of the previous times I've met Viktor have been very hectic and it can be hard getting the time to talk properly. But this time it was much more calmer and it was nice to get to know that he remembers me with a good impression. 
The event was open until 6pm but I only stayed for about an hour since I had to get back home. I had a fun time meeting everyone and it was nice seeing that they did it for a good cause. Thanks to everyone in charge, Charlie and Viktor for a nice event and for treating us well.
Until next time, ingat!
/Lizel
Live performances by Boris René, Nanne Grönvall, Liamoo and more at PelleKan Festival!
 
Hello everyone!
It has been a while since I last posted a proper blog post here. There have been a lot of things going on lately and I've been having a tough time to find the time and energy to create blog posts. I hate that I'm always having excuses because the lack of updates. The simple explanation to it is that I need to priority other things for example my health. I'm currently trying to structure my content better for me to be able to publish more regularly. I need to find the best way for my content. Anyway, I won't make you wait anymore time to get this post started!
 

In the beginning of the summer, I found out that Boris René was going to perform at PelleKan Festival in Mölndal. It's a big familyfestival that takes place every year. They have a campaing to learn the children in the commune about wase sorting and how littering effects the climate, animals and humans. Every year the campaing ends with a festival with tivoli, food and live performances. Amongs the artists performing were Boris René, Liam Cacatian (aka Liamoo, Winner of Swedish Idol 2016), Elisa Lindström and Nanne Grönvall.
 
As I was looking for information about the event, I noticed there was no proper info about anything really and no info where press could apply for photo-passes. Since I know Boris from earlier I decided to reach out to him and ask if he could help me out instead, which he was gladly to do. I brought Carol with me because it's always much more fun when she's around. Also, I wanted her to meet Boris because I knew she would love his personality.
We arrived to the event in time for us to be able to check out all the things happening around it and photograph anything we found interesting. Liam Cacatian (Liamoo) were the first to perform and I had been looking forward to see him since I enjoyed his own singles. The crowd went crazy when Liam hitted the stage! He clearly was one of the favorites that day. I can't say I was as impressed, he felt a bit insecure on stage. Liam is newly to the whole thing that comes into performing and he only performed the first time when he auditioned for Idol. It's something he can practice on and if he keep up the hard work I think he could be good at it. 
Photograhping Liam on stage were very difficult, he would have the microphone a lot close to his face which covered his mouth. Almost all my pictures of him turned not proper enough for me to post and it was even more difficult because my space were limited. 
I decided to stick around to watch the comotion that appeared when Liam were to meet his fans.
 
Boris was on his way on set and we were to meet him up, but I couldn't resist not taking some quick photographs of Queen Nanne before running to where I was suppose to be. She served attitude, vocals and everything she had into her performance! I loved it!
When Boris arrived there were a lot of people that stopped him to get their photos taken with him. This was the first time I met Boris outside of the Melfest-bubble and it was great to see him in another setting than I'm used to. 
 
Carol and I got let in backstage (aka behind the fences) while we waited for Boris to get through all the people that wanted to get photos. It was funny because Boris told the staff working at the event that we were his photographers and I think they got a bit confused since it was the two of us. I'm not sure who I told but I made a joke that Boris is such a diva that one photographer is not enough and he needs to have two. xD
 
While we were waiting, I took the time to walk around to see where Carol and I were allowed to photograph from and to ask if I were allowed to walk up onstage to take photos from there. Once Boris were done taking photos, he needed to get ready for his set. We found out that the show was getting a bit late, so while we waited we got to catch up a bit and Carol got to introduce herself to Boris. 
If you have been following my content for a while, you know how I always rave about how much I love photographing Boris. That day was not an exception. He's so charasmatic and you can tell how much he loves to be on stage! 
 
It was the first time for me to actual see how Boris interact with his audience while performing. Performing on the Melfest-stage and seeing that is a whole different compared to a set where you are much closer to the audience. I love the vibe with live performance and see how the artists and the audience interact with each other. 
Photograping at this event was a bit of a struggle and the colours were a bit weird. It was my first time photographing an event for several months so I wasn't really used to the set up yet. I guess that's how things can be some times, at least I did my best. 
 
After Boris set, he was going to have a signing for people to get the chance to meet him. When I first heard about the signing, I was super excited because it had been a very long time since I last photographed a signing. Those are one of the most fun events to photograph because there is so much happiness coming from it. 
Watching Boris getting to meet his fans were a lot of fun. It was heartwarming to see how kind and friendly he was towards everyone. When Boris were to take a photo with someone he made sure to stand up from the chair to take the photo. That's not something I've seen a lot of people do, most of the times the artists are behind the table and it kind of creates a "wall" between them and the fans. So I'm sure that people appreciated that Boris did that little extra for them. 
To close the festival, all the main artists were going to perform a couple of songs together. From my experiences, that's very unsual to do but it was a nice idea and I enjoyed it. 
To end this post I would like to say a big thank you to Carol for joining me to this event. It wouldn't have been as much fun as it was without you. I would also want to say thank you to Boris for helping us out to get access to the event and for being so supportive of my work. 
 
This was quite a brief summary of what happened at the PelleKan Festival. Hope you enjoyed reading the stories and seeing my photos. Until next time, ingat!
/Lizel
A 20 minutes event!
 
The school where my sister goes to had an event a while ago which I decided to check out. Last year, I took some of my best shots during this event but this year I didn't took a lot of pictures. That day, I was working over and had forgot about the event first. My mum reminded me about it, and decided to stop by even if it was only about 20 minutes left of it. Thought it would be fun to see what was going on and see if I would meet someone I know. 
I don't have much to say about the event or my pictures this time, so I will let them talk for themselves. 
It was nice seeing all the happy faces of the kids when they got to see the animals that was there. But I wasn't all happy about the part of the event where the kids could pet pigs and sheeps. Because it was too crazy and there wasn't any proper order for it. The animals got too stressed out. 
 
That was about it for this time. Hope you are alright and having a great week. 
Until next time, ingat!
/Lizel