Video games; Honkey Kong by Christian Åslund

Christian Aslund is a Swedish photographer, 
based in Stockholm. Christian has a background as a photojournalist working for newspapers, magazines and NGO's, documenting a variety of armed conflicts, environmental and social issues

Christian Åslund is a Swedish photographer, 
based in Stockholm. Christian has a background as a photojournalist working for newspapers, magazines and NGO’s, documenting a variety of armed conflicts, environmental and social issues. He also shoots commercial and editorial photography, capturing life’s moments with a twist.

Campaign for the shoe brand Jim Rickey

Honkey Kong

The mission of the campaign was to do a tribute to classic 2d platform video games, old-school side-scrolling games like Donkey Kong, and let a person navigate the streets. I have my background in photojournalism and even if this was an advertise shoot, I wanted to keep the retouch to a minimum, instead of shooting towards a greenscreen or white backdrop in the studio and using a composition in post production, we wanted to shoot it live on location in Hong Kong. They feeling of the images being shot in the field is more authentic and very difficult to resample in the studio.

A couple of weeks later we went back to Hong Kong with a very small production team of three people, me as photographer and creative director, a production manager and an assistant. Instead of bringing professional models with us, we knew it was more about the feeling of the images and that a too big of a crew would slow us down. Therefor we decided to shot it within the team, using ourselves as models, and also found some additional people on the ground that we could use.

The most difficult was to get access to the different rooftops and to be able to scout as many locations as possible. The language was also an issue so we needed local fixers who spoke Cantonese. We contacted a local film school and got hold of two students that we hired as fixers. The production schedule was very tight so we only had two days of scouting and doing test shots, then two days of shooting the series of 10 images.

By shooting from as high above as possible, using a tele lens to make the images more flat, it was possible to create the feeling of the model being the players alter ego, the character, and the actual image would be the players perspective. We then used walkie-talkies to communicate with the persons on the ground, fine-tuning them in the right perspective and also having a overview of incoming traffic since we were actually in the middle of highly traffic streets, and did not have time, or budget, to close it of. [Official Website]
Campaign for the shoe brand Jim Rickey Campaign for the shoe brand Jim Rickey Campaign for the shoe brand Jim Rickey Campaign for the shoe brand Jim Rickey Campaign for the shoe brand Jim Rickey Campaign for the shoe brand Jim Rickey HonkeyKong_JimRickey_01 Campaign for the shoe brand Jim Rickey Campaign for the shoe brand Jim Rickey Campaign for the shoe brand Jim Rickey Campaign for the shoe brand Jim Rickey

One comment

  • Janssens serge

    Dec 10, 2013 at 00:31

    Dans la photographie conceptuel , l’image ne viens généralement pas à vous . La création joue une grande part dans ça réalisation et Christian la très bien compris ,et le travail qu’il à conçut mérite bien ce label ,mes félicitations !Serge Janssens

Comments are closed.

More Stories

A virtual summer by Thomas H.P. Jerusalem

A virtual summer by Thomas H.P. Jerusalem

A Virtual Summer project was selected and published in our print edition 19. A story about a girl being stuck at home pretending to be on the beach.
Death is a teacher by Srideep Banerjee

Death is a teacher by Srideep Banerjee

It was around 1'O clock when grief crept in with the chilly winds of the Ganges caressing my face. Witnessing death of a near relative isn't always easy to handle.
Salt Making by Ly Hoang Long

Salt Making by Ly Hoang Long

This type of salt production was a low-cost technology that was known and used in shallow coastal regions throughout Southeast Asia.

Call For Entries

We are looking for 6 fantastic photographers
who want to give an incredible impulse to their career.

We are going to put your photographs in front of the eyes of the directors
of the best galleries, festivals and agencies around the world.
Are you coming with us?

DEADLINE | TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2022

PHOTO BY © JULIA FULLERTON-BATTEN
Conceptual photography; Dissection by Kaushik Dolui

Conceptual photography; Dissection by Kaushik Dolui

The physical presence of blood and flesh is felt in nature as well as material substances also. If the skin cover is eliminated from all living beings, what we see? Blood and flesh is visible in the innermost part of every living body.
The specter of life by Marcin Mirosławski

The specter of life by Marcin Mirosławski

It is a metaphorical and allegorical journey through my self, but at the same time it is a universal story through metaphors and symbols, everyone can try to find themselves in these photos.
Polaroid; Crisis of Experience by J. K. Lavin

Polaroid; Crisis of Experience by J. K. Lavin

This body of work originates from a series of Polaroid SX70 self-portraits made during a daily practice from 1979 to late 1987. Crisis of Experience is the result of an eight-year project exploring themes of self-reflection and female identity using the mechanics of seriality.

Featured Stories

Tom Stoddart

Tom Stoddart

A former Times editorial photographer, Paul Rogers is now a respected wedding photojournalist. His style pays homage to a finely honed journalistic eye that saw him cover assignments in Iraq, Africa and North Korea.
Nice Nosing You by Elke Vogelsang

Nice Nosing You by Elke Vogelsang

Born in 1972 Elke Vogelsang turned her professional life upside down later in life to leave a smoothly running and profitable but dull job as a translator to pursue what she loves - photography.
Wake Me Up by Suvobroto Ray Chaudhuri

Wake Me Up by Suvobroto Ray Chaudhuri

Some people wake up in the morning full of energy and some find themselves fumbling for the snooze button. How you begin a day goes a long way towards how your day would end. So it is important to find ways to get off to a good start.
Ryan Cooper ; Essence of personality

Ryan Cooper ; Essence of personality

It is pretty common for the photographer’s to get tirelessly hung up on a search for the perfect photo.
Nenka Ukraine by Dina Oganova

Nenka Ukraine by Dina Oganova

It was 2009 when i went first time in Kiev (capital) of Ukraine and was totally in love with this amazing country and lovely people.I think Ukrainians and Georgians has a lot of common. 2014 was the hardest and sadness year for this beautiful country
Between Intervals by Maren Klemp

Between Intervals by Maren Klemp

My goal with this project is to raise awareness of mental health. "Between Intervals" is a plunge into the darker sides of the human mind, and the photographs are visual representations of conditions associated with mental illness.
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Mono-banner.jpg

We invite you to participate in the first edition of the Monochromatic Awards. We are eager to see photograhs with new focus points and innovative approaches

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/BAnImage.jpg

ImageRights provides intelligent image search and copyright enforcement services to photo agencies and professional photographers worldwide.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/banner.jpg

The book where words and images meet to never leave each other, The book contains 20 evocative paintings; each of them is a double page. 56 printed pages | 235x165mm

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/call21.jpg

Call For Entries #21 | After 20 editions and more than 100 published photographers, our print edition has proven to be a simply effective promotional channel.

Fishshot by Javier Corso

Fishshot by Javier Corso

Fishshot is a documentary project about loneliness, emotional isolation, and sentimental repression in Finnish society. These problems go further when the people start drinking to fight against them. The excessive consumption of alcohol is present in more than half cases of suicide, homicide and gender violence.
Heroes by Erberto Zani

Heroes by Erberto Zani

Acid attack survivors in Bangladesh. In Bangladesh most of the people called them “monsters” or, sometimes, “victims”. But they prefer to be considered “survivors”. For me are heroes.
Timeless Havana by Florence Gallez

Timeless Havana by Florence Gallez

I photographed the Cuba images as a student during world-renowned photojournalist Peter Turnley’s 2013 Havana, Cuba workshop, which then became part of my first photography book Flow and Reflections.
The Mara by Anup Shah

The Mara by Anup Shah

I live in the wild for long stretches of time. Inevitably, I fall under the spell of wild animals. It dawns on me that these are intelligent, emotional, social and personable beings. I connect with their sentience.
Three Chapters Of Illumination by Ann George

Three Chapters Of Illumination by Ann George

This series symbolizes a metaphorical journey towards liberated living.  The wolf within the work represents allegorically fear and the temptation to be driven by it allowing its control over our lives.
Marco Tenaglia : Black & white fashion portraiture

Marco Tenaglia : Black & white fashion portraiture

His bold and intriguing photographic vision is the result of a mixture of both contemporary and classic styles, inspired by masters like Helmut Newton.

Monochromatic Awards

We invite you to participate in the first edition
of the monochromatic awards. We are looking
for the best monochrome picture for this year, 2022.

The contest is open to any interpretation of monochromatic photography,
black and white, grayscale, sepia or any type of tone.

DEADLINE | THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2022

PHOTO BY © SVETLIN YOSIFOV

Trending Stories

Olympe Tits : A different photographic vision

Olympe Tits : A different photographic vision

My work is an infinite going on of pictures that are all explaining the same. The characters will always been put in an new space with new impulses and new colors.Olympe’s dance experience helps her to achieve a different photographic vision.
Yuli Gorodinsky ; A trip to India

Yuli Gorodinsky ; A trip to India

I traveled mostly through the north. Usually by myself. There's no good photography near a bunch of tourists. It's more of a wandering searcher kind of type of process. A sort of Zen-like meditation on finding beauty in unexpected places around you.
Female Nude; Ascension by Dave Hanson

Female Nude; Ascension by Dave Hanson

Ascension is one of a multiple of photographic series that I have done in which I have tried to photograph the story, found between lightness and darkness, that a moment of luminosity tells through the flow of our energy pushing and pulling our forms.
Depictions In The Space by Zuzu Valla

Depictions In The Space by Zuzu Valla

The modernist house of the late 19th century in the capital of Bratislava housing the creative spirits of Atelier LUZ and aspects of city living and creative spirit of a fashion house.
The Dance; A series of Cyanotypes on Kozo Paper by Julie van der Vaart

The Dance; A series of Cyanotypes on Kozo Paper by Julie van der Vaart

Van der Vaart’s photography seems to articulate an inner conflict between a passion for science and a suppressed feeling for spirituality. This duality has trickled down into her work.
Half woman by Mustafa Turgut

Half woman by Mustafa Turgut

The president of the period, in his speech at the opening of the service building of a women's association on June 6, 2016. Making the definition of womanhood; he said, "A woman without a child is a half woman." The President's speech;
Self- portraits by Letícia Zica

Self- portraits by Letícia Zica

Letícia Zica grew up in the city of Belo Horizonte, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil , and currently lives and works in São Paulo. At age 22, her photographic work consists of self- portraits , and part of the tireless exercise, and perhaps endless.
Rohingya refugees by Joxe Inazio Kuesta

Rohingya refugees by Joxe Inazio Kuesta

We arrived at Teknaf, in the district of Cox's Bazar (Bangladesh) at noon, and that same afternoon we left for the refugee camps. It was raining, and the moto-rickshaw carrying us broke down halfway
Serenity in the gardens of Versailles by Gregoris Mentzas

Serenity in the gardens of Versailles by Gregoris Mentzas

Visiting the gardens of Versailles, one of the most visited public sites in France and an UNESCO World Heritage site, creates feelings of calmness and solitude, deepened by the geometrical formality of the sharp lines

Other Stories

stay in touch
Join our mailing list and we'll keep you up to date with all the latest stories, opportunities, calls and more.
We use Sendinblue as our marketing platform. By Clicking below to submit this form, you acknowledge that the information you provided will be transferred to Sendinblue for processing in accordance with their terms of use
We’d love to
Thank you for subscribing!
Submission
Dodho Magazine accepts submissions from emerging and professional photographers from around the world.
Their projects can be published among the best photographers and be viewed by the best professionals in the industry and thousands of photography enthusiasts. Dodho magazine reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted project. Due to the large number of presentations received daily and the need to treat them with the greatest respect and the time necessary for a correct interpretation our average response time is around 5/10 business days in the case of being accepted.
- Between 10/30 images of your best images, in case your project contains a greater number of images which are part of the same indivisible body of work will also be accepted. You must send the images in jpg format to 1200px and 72dpi and quality 9. (No borders or watermarks)
- A short biography along with your photograph. (It must be written in the third person)
- Title and full text of the project with a minimum length of 300 words. (Texts with lesser number of words will not be accepted)
This is the information you need to start preparing your project for its presentation
To send it, you must compress the folder in .ZIP format and use our Wetransfer channel specially dedicated to the reception of works. Links or projects in PDF format will not be accepted. All presentations are carefully reviewed based on their content and final quality of the project or portfolio. If your work is selected for publication in the online version, it will be communicated to you via email and subsequently it will be published.
Contact
How can we help? Got an idea or something you'd like share? Please use the adjacent form, or contact contact@dodho.com
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.
Submission
Dodho Magazine accepts submissions from emerging and professional photographers from around the world.
Their projects can be published among the best photographers and be viewed by the best professionals in the industry and thousands of photography enthusiasts. Dodho magazine reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted project. Due to the large number of presentations received daily and the need to treat them with the greatest respect and the time necessary for a correct interpretation our average response time is around 5/10 business days in the case of being accepted. This is the information you need to start preparing your project for its presentation.
To send it, you must compress the folder in .ZIP format and use our Wetransfer channel specially dedicated to the reception of works. Links or projects in PDF format will not be accepted. All presentations are carefully reviewed based on their content and final quality of the project or portfolio. If your work is selected for publication in the online version, it will be communicated to you via email and subsequently it will be published.
Get in Touch
How can we help? Got an idea or something you'd like share? Please use the adjacent form, or contact hello@dodho.com
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.