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➳ August has brought the early autumn chill with it and I can’t complain. There is so much to be looked upon in fondness: Memories of my mother and my grandparents taking me out to forage berries and mushrooms. The smell of the cold forest being warmed up by the autumn sun. A place where my selfhood was spun out of moss, pine, spruce and stone.  

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ALEXANDER JOHAN HJALMAR SKARSGÅRD - August 25, 1976 #2

It’s Alexander Skarsgård’s birthday week! To celebrate, I’m going to post some old Swedish magazine finds that Naima was kind enough to share. (Thanks Naima!)

This is from Silikon magazine and it was dated September 21, 2000. Photographer unknown. The website was Silikon.nu but doesn’t exist anymore.

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To Miss Someone You Never Met

Did you ever miss someone you never met? I miss my grandad, Gösta Wirén, but I never met him, he died nine months before I was born. My grandad was a press photographer for Stockholms Tidningen in Sweden. I have managed to rescue some of the photos he took, I’ll post a few on here. I’m his biggest fan and think that the images ought to be shared. We seemed to have a few things in common, the love of pictures, a good cocktail and America. Thanks for the photos, grandad!