Sigfrid Lundberg's Stuff

2018-04-27: Between the market and the arts
A discussion of photography as an art form, and its relation to the art markets.
Art, Photography, Economics, Essays, 2014

2015-10-08: Are the Ways of Seeing Francesca Woodman and Edith Gowin the same?
Francesca Woodman's work is on exhibition in Stockholm. I look at her photography, and felt that I had to reread parts of John Berger's Ways of seeing.
Photography, 2015

2015-08-24: Landskrona fotofestival 2015
Fotofestivalen i Landskrona har seglat upp som en fixstjärna på den nordiska fotohimlen. Jag har varit där tre år i rad nu. Håller den måttet? Har den växtverk?
Photography, 2015

2015-05-23: Gerillautställning
Lördagen den 23 maj, 13:00-16:00, Katarina Bangata 25, Södermalm, Stockholm
Photography, 2015

2015-04-20: At the end of the day there's another day dawning
From the life of a trans-national commuter
Photography, Video, 2015

2015-04-06: Gonna make a sentimental journey to renew old memories
För trettiofem år sen reste vi till Grekland, Gertrud och jag. Vi var yngre då än vårt yngsta barn är nu. I veckan som gick återvände vi. Trettiofem år är lång tid, mer än halva mitt liv, om trettiofem år är vi sannolikt döda.
Souvenir, Photography, Essays, 2015

2015-03-17: On the availability of stout
On my way home today I realized that something essential was missing. The stout.
Photography, Food and drink, 2015

2015-02-09: Too many buses, too many passengers
Inspired by the envy percieved when seeing all buses go with high frequency, except those lines I'm using
Photography, 2015

2015-02-05: Same but different
Two photos with similar composition but very different subject
Photography, 2015

2015-01-14: Movable type and the typographer's last words
Equipment from my fathers workshop.
Typography, Photography, 2015

2015-01-10: De sociala medierna och min fotografi
65 månader har jag varit medlem av Flickr. Under den tiden har jag publicerat 2728 bilder. Det är ungefär 10% av det jag fotar och i genomsnitt 1 bild per dag. Till vilken glädje? I skrivande stund rapporterar Flickr ungefär 4000 tittar per dygn.
Flickr, Photography, 2015

2014-11-08: Camera Lucida and a tale of two mothers
I've read Roland Barthes' book Camera Lucida
Mothers, Photography, Essays, 2014

2014-10-21: Ack Sverige, Du Sköna
Nu har jag läst Wallins bok Ack Sverige, Du Sköna
Photography, Essays, Art, 2014

2014-09-03: Granite is hard
He sat on his knees and started to penetrate the tiles with hammer and chisel
Essays, Images, Photography, 2014

2013-09-09: With a full frame sensor my lenses become wider
This is an addendum to my earlier review of the 15mm Super-Wide Heliar lens
Images, Lenses, Photography, 2013

2012-11-18: Biogon T* 2,8/25 ZM: Portrait of a lens
This is one of the very sharpest lenses made by mankind.
Images, Lenses, Photography, 2012

2012-11-18: Zeiss ZM 50mm f1.5 C-Sonnar: Portrait of a lens
The 50mm Sonnar f1.5 is a transplant from the Contax rangefinder world. A real classic there. Also, it is indeed a personality with a focus shift.
Images, Lenses, Photography, 2012

2012-11-18: Voigtländer 15mm f/4.5 Super Wide Heliar: A portrait of a lens
Super-wide Heliar was the first M Mount lens I bought. I have used it extensively, in particular on my Olympus E-P2. But I still use it over and over again.
Images, Lenses, Photography, 2012

2012-05-14: On colour
When a subject contains vidid colours, I invariably transform the photo to black and white. If there are few I usually preserve colour. Unless there is special conditions that make me feel that colour is important. For instance, when the image contain vivid colours.
Flickr, Photography, Images, 2012

2012-05-08: Creative Commons and Dutch Elm Disease
A story about some dead trees, a walk with friends in Skåne and a natural reserve outside Bristol, UK.
Flickr, Creative Commons, Photography, 2012

2012-02-02: Sigfrid intervjuad av Kristina
Kristina Alexandersson är en aktiv person i allt som handlar om Internet, lärande och öppet innehåll. I dag publicerade hon en intervju med mig på CreativeCommons svenska sajt.
Photography, Open Content, 2012

2012-01-18: Shooting M mount
I have been shooting M mount since November last year.
Images, Photography, Hardware, 2012

2011-05-24: A neighbour, almost
I've made a new acquaintance, Gustav Holmberg, a history of science scholar with a deep interest in photography. He has started a small series with portraits of cameras he meets on the streets of the world.
Photography, Hardware, Neighbours, 2011

2011-05-07: On focusing on the essentials
I acquired a socalled mirrorless interchangable lens camera in August last year. Since than I have used it exclusively with manual focus vintage lenses. Here I discuss my experience blending old and new imaging technologies.
Images, Photography, Hardware, 2011

2011-05-03: A Leica lens from Minolta?
The M Rokkor lenses were produced by Minolta for their excellent rangefinder camera Minolta CLE. I aquired one of them, the 40mm f2.0, for use with my Olympus E-P2.
Images, Lenses, Photography, Hardware, 2011

2010-10-29: Portrait of a lens: NIKKOR-O Auto 1:2 f=35mm
Portrait of a lens I've kept since I was a teenager.
Images, Hardware, Lenses, Photography, 2010


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My name is Sigfrid Lundberg. The stuff I publish here may, or may not, be of interest for anyone else.

On this site there is material on photography, music, literature and other stuff I enjoy in life. However, most of it is related to my profession as an Internet programmer and software developer within the area of digital libraries. I have been that at the Royal Danish Library, Copenhagen (Denmark) and, before that, Lund university library (Sweden).

The content here does not reflect the views of my employers. They are now all past employers, since I retired 1 May 2023.