Flickr Photostream

Photo: Twilight Over the Lake

Twilight Over the Lake

I like taking pictures and sometimes I get one that I think is worth sharing. So, I have finally set up my own Flickr photostream!

I’ve been inspired by Nina Paley and groups like Tryad to share my photos under a Creative Commons – Attribution – Share Alike license. Creative Commons – Attribution license. That means you are free to use them for pretty much whatever you want, as they are “free as in freedom.”

If you use one of my pictures, for anything, please include a note saying who took it. “Photo by Stig Rudeholm” will do nicely. If you include the address to this website ( as well, that would be greatly appreciated!

Photo: Angel in Sunset

Angel in Sunset

I’m currently looking for a good place to host the full-size .png’s. If you know of a place, please tell me. In the mean time, if you want one of the pictures for a project, let me know and I will get it to you ASAP, in the highest quality I have available. Usually, that means 3872 x 2592 pixels, 300ppi, but sometimes they are smaller. For instance, the image Angel in Sunset is smaller, as I have rotated it slightly and trimmed the edges a bit.

Please visit my photostream here:

UPDATE on 7 Feb 2013: I have changed the licensing on my photos to CC-BY, an even more open and free license!

Going to Church on Sunday

The Book of Mormon

Tomorrow morning, I’m going to church. And not just any old church, either. I’m going to visit the local church of “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” more commonly known as the Mormons.

Have I suddenly found Jesus and become religious? No, but I am very curious to know more about this very young religion. Well, surely I can just stay home and read about it on Wikipedia? Well, I could, but for some reason I would really like to see it from the inside. Talk to some actual Mormons and hear what they think, what they believe.

Gävle has had Mormon missionaries for as long as I can remember. Pairs of young men with nametags and backpacks, often sitting away from each other on the bus, in the hope of someone sitting down next to them so they can strike up a conversation. This summer, a pair of young women with nametags showed up on the bus, and I was quite surprised. I thought only the men went on missions.

Just a few days ago, I happened to sit next to them on the bus and we talked a bit. We had a nice chat about this and that and I mentioned that I do not believe in any god, but that I am very interested in religion. I said I would like to know more about the Mormon faith, and they invited me to come to their church on sunday.

So, tomorrow I am going to church. I can’t even remember the last time I was in a church, when it was not for a wedding or a funeral. It will be interesting.

Sunday Comic: Incentive to Create

The Sunday Comic is back!

Here’s another favourite Mimi and Eunice comic strip from the archives of Nina Paley!

no one would create without monetary incentives / nonsense people create for all kinds of reasons / who paid you to say that

I love this one because it touches on a very important part of the whole Copyright issue. Many proponents of Copyright argue that without it, no new cultural works would be created. This is wrong, and it should be obvious to everyone. But, of course, it’s not.

The thing is, artists have always created art. Without Copyright, artists would keep creating art. Do you actually think that if Copyright was taken away, writers would stop writing, painters would stop painting, and photographers would stop taking pictures?