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I am just a few hours away from posting my 50th blip, so I thought that it was about time to say a few words about myself.  Before doing that I would like to express by appreciation to "barrioboy", an old friend from the early 90ties in Barcelona.  I bumped into him in São Paulo on Read more...

I am just a few hours away from posting my 50th blip, so I thought that it was about time to say a few words about myself.  Before doing that I would like to express by appreciation to "barrioboy", an old friend from the early 90ties in Barcelona.  I bumped into him in São Paulo on the 20th of March, we met of a beer the next day and by chance we started to discuss photography.  On the 21st of March I became a blipper.  Thank you very much "barrioboy"!

I received many kind welcome messages form the blip community the first days, but let me highlight the first comment on my first blip; "Welcome to your new addiction"!!!  "shearer69" you were so right!

Now a few word about me.  I am a Norwegian splitting my time between Lausanne, Switzerland and Sant Cugat (Barcelona), Spain, and quite a lot of traveling across the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America.  I'm married to Eva who is from Barcelona, she has two sons, Marc and Nil, and I have one daughter, María.

Maybe it is relevant to mention that I studied at H-W University in Edinburgh (78-81).  What a place, what a time!

I have always been attacked to photography, ever since I got a Kodak Instamatic as a Christmas present from my parents some time in the 60ties.  I remember getting a lot of flack from my parents if I had "cut off" half a head or a leg.  You were not supposed to do that back then.

I bought my first SLR in 1978, a very cool Pentax ME, which kicked off my first photography fever.  Since then my interest has always been there, and I have been through a number of cameras, but the activity level has been highly variable.  Four years ago I got my first DSLR, a Nikon D-60, and this really made me rediscover photography.  I upgraded and expanded my equipment, and then discovered blipfoto.com, and the latter has converted interest into addiction...

I seem to be a slow learner, but I am a keen learner, and blipfoto is a great source of learning and inspiration.  It is a lot of fun to take part in a photo contest every day!  In addition, blipfoto forces you think creatively, it gets you out and about, it connects you with a very nice crowd, and it is the best course in direct marketing I have ever seen!

Now, I look forward to posting my daily blips, keep on experimenting and hopefully improving along the way.

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