Tuesday, March 23

Jag ser tillbaks på mörka moln som heter ånger sorg och skam. De kanske krossar mig en dag men tills dess var det jag som vann. Version 2.0

The first photo I posted on this blog. This is how beautiful Stockholm was that March, not icy and horrible like it is right now.

And this is what I looked like last April. I can't believe how much my hair has grown! This is actually one of my favorite self-portraits.

One day in April Kristofer, my brother and I had our first BBQ of the year. We drank beer and had hot dogs in the park while trying to keep warm in that first spring sun.

Then Kristofer went to London for an interview and I missed him a lot. So I posted a message to him from our favorite song.

We went for a lot of long walks. I love to walk! One of my favorite ways to hang out with friends is just meeting up, buying coffee and then walking around aimlessly for hours.

So I did, with my darling Sylvia.

And I was, pretty much always, dressed as a sailor that summer. It's funny because I thought I would be really fed up with the navy fashion this spring, but now I'm all about it again.

One day when I came home from work Kristofer surprised me with a picnic down by the docks. We, once again, drank beer and ate hot dogs and watched the boats go by until sundown. It's one of my best memories from 2009.

Another of my favorite memories from that summer was the day we didn't have anything to do. We went walking through town when suddenly a sightseeing bus drove by. So we got on at the next stop and then went for a tour of Stockhollm. It became a day full of adventures I will never forget.

Then we went to Fårö. The days were long, warm and bright, and spent on the beach or hiking with Kristofer and Fredrik.

I went to our local amusement park five times that summer!

In September our friend Caroline threw a birthday bash with a 90's theme. I sported a tiny backpack and platforms.

And then it was time for the Blog Awards. We had drinks at Sylvias place before and ended up dancing the night away at Spy Bar afterwards.

October came and all the trees at the University turned red and orange.

November turned out to be a month of parties parties parties.

We spent Christmas with Kristofer's family on Gotland.

And then Kristofer finally got the tatoo I got him for his 30th birthday. I really adore it.

I dyed my hair the perfect red I wanted, and walked around feeling like Jessica Rabbit for like a week.

I spent February following my friends around with my camera, documenting their every step to brush up on my skills. And I still do, because now it's become a habit.

Sandra at Niotillfem linked my blog and I got a reader boost. I'm happy to find that most of you stayed with me. ♥

I also had a work boost and did a lot of photo shoots. One of my latest was with my darling Cookie.

And here we are, 1 year later. It's been a good, fun and productive year with the blog. Most of you probably don't know that I've actually been an active blogger since 2005, but on other blogs. I started this blog because I wanted to create a forum for my photography, to show my work but also to push myself to be more creative and to evolve. During the year See Emily Play has transformed in to a blog were I also share my inspiration, thoughts, short personal stories and favorite texts, and I'm really happy with it.

Now I want to celebrate by asking you guys, my sweet readers (it's a blog cliché, but you seriously are the best readers a blogger could have!), by asking you: is there anything you wish for? Would you, for example, want to have a Q&A? Or that I tell you more about the photos I post, maybe more photos from my everyday life or of what inspires me? Tell me tell me tell me!




Anna W said...

i love it just the way it is! - lovely exposé over the year that came and went - many of the photos i'd forgotten about - and find even more stunning now. i love being your muse, your pics of me always bring out my true spirit and at the same time make me look so gorgeous - i am so lucky being one of your muses. my talented best friend, just keep up the marvellous work and keep pushing your boundaries. best regards, sylvia saxon, your co ceo @ queer companies.

Ioanna said...


Jag vill bara säga: jag tycker om din blogg hemsk mycket! Dina fotoer är jättevackra och du ser så söt ut. :-)

Jag är en finsk flicka, jag bor i Helsingfors och skulle vilja studera nordiska språk vid universitet. Det är jätteinspirerande för mig att läsa en vacker, intressant blogg fast du skriver bara rubriker på svenska. Tack ska du ha, jag njuter om din blogg! :-)

lavelle said...

Happy blog birthday!

I discovered your blog through Sandra's post and I now check back every day and have posted about you on both of my own blogs.

I love your blog just the way it is - I just wished I had discovered it sooner! I am still winding my way back through your archives!

Just lots more photos please!


Cat said...


Har fallit för din blogg och tycker att den är jättefin som den är, men vardagsfoton är alltid kul att se, framför allt när fotografen är så duktig som du är :)

Emily said...

Sylvs - Tack darling!!!

Ioanna - Va roligt! Har märkt att jag har många finska läsare, vilket såklart är jättekul. Lycka till med studierna!

Lavelle - That's so nice of you, thank you! I wish I had more time to spend on the blog, but my life is very busy. I'm gonna try to up the frequenzy on the photo posts though, promise. ;)

Cat - Oh, det var hemskt fint av dig. Tack! Jag ska försöka posta lite fler bra vardagsinlägg, men jag är själv så himla kritisk mot bilderna jag tar att det mesta i dagsläget tyvärr hamnar i papperskorgen. Ska bättra mig! ;)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your blog! I live in London so we're countried apart! But I love reading about your life and seeing your outfits! Plus you're stunning I adore your hair it's so pretty! You and your boy are so cute, makes me miss my boyfriend who's away working for the year :(
Lots of loveeeeee!!!!xxxxx

Miss Soggy Smog said...

Hi Miss Emily,

Happy happy first blog birthday. I absolutely adore your blog, as you must already be aware :) I think it's perfect and your photography is amazing. I don't have anything to suggest but I would enjoy all of the things you mentioned especially everyday photos (I am constantly amazed by your surroundings because it's much different than the desert I live in.) and I guess I just would say "More More More!!!!!!"

I am kind of stumbling over what to say because this post of yours was so beautiful. I like you a lot, Emily. Congrats on one year and I can't wait to see what you have for us this upcoming year. :)

Miss Smog

Lolo said...

What a great selection of photos!
I've recently started a photo blog - www.loloholmes.tumblr.com. Hopefully with some hard work I'll be able to make it popular :)
Like the person about me said, I just say more, more, more! More of everything is good :)

sofia said...

Dina bilder ger mig alltid gåshud. Det här inlägget hamnar på min "spara-inlägg-lista" på bloglovin!

Misha said...

Oh, this post makes me want to dwell in your archives! When it comes to personal wish-lists I've always been a sucker for pre-digital-photos-era, to get a glimpse in how your life was when you were younger simply.

Emily said...

Anonymous - That's so sweet, thank you. I hope you get to see your boy again soon, because being apart is the worst thing there is.

Miss Smog - Thank you so much darling Miss Smog!

Lolo - More of everything is good, okay! ;)

Sofia - Oh, söta, så fint sagt! Tack.

Misha - Oh, that's a really good idea, thanks!

reckless daughter said...

I agree! I like it the way it is. I'm so glad to have stumbled upon your blog :)

Anonymous said...

Very similar.

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