Kalle Gustafsson

Posted by Scott

Words can’t really touch this… The photo on the left may be the most beautiful image I’ve ever laid eyes on.  Kalle Gustafsson is a photographer from Stockholm >

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Alex / HeadUp says:

November 28, 2007 at 2:52 pm

Anyone know what kind of camera/film/lense she is using on some of these more vintage-looking shots? I am blown away by the personality of some of these shots.


Scott says:

November 28, 2007 at 3:10 pm

yeah, would love to know that…I would bet some sort of hasselblad setup? with some crazy film i’ve probably never heard of.


pete says:

December 3, 2007 at 12:10 pm

Cool, a great pic, the girl in the left image is really beauty, well and the gamma of the colours, had this innocence touch. Thanks!

Greetings from Mexico City.
_when you’re come here, to play your music?


Alex / HeadUp says:

December 12, 2007 at 5:47 am

HA, so I emailed her a while back asking what she was using…she finally sent me this:

Hi Alex

Thanks for your email. I get alot of questions about this and
unfortunatly I have promised my self and my agent not to tell about my
technic. It has to be my secret so i´m sorry that I can´t help you.
Glad you like my picture though: )

All best,


..ah well!


effixx says:

July 13, 2009 at 9:10 pm

i dunno ya’ll, i hate to say it but i’m pretty sure we’re looking at dslr work here.

as filmic as it may look, it does have a digitally processed vibe. there’s evidence of heavy photoshop work although the grain is difficult to pin. in some shots it looks digital and in others it’s pretty fine and irregular like film grain. i think the latitude of the low contrasty film stuff could certainly be achieved with a dslr or digital medium format.



Andy W. says:

July 28, 2009 at 10:03 am

Not as stunning as the shot of the girl in your Madrone print.
Candace Bergen?
I would love to see that original image


Mark says:

August 3, 2009 at 12:39 pm

Some shots are taken with Canon 1Ds and 5D according to exif data. Lens on the 5D shots seems to be the kit lens, 24-105/4. I’ve seen behind the scenes photos for the gorgeous horse shots for our beloved ATG betting agency. You can see him wielding a Hasselblad H-camera of some kind. Probably with a digital back.

You can see a lot of post process on his shots. Lots of high pass-like halos and so on, but that’s not the point. He’s a great photographer and the rule of “crap in crap out” is always present. His photos are top notch even without the PP.