Since I pretty much have praised him for his pictures because of his surprisingly decent quality from his camera and the film, as well as the direction of the photography, I decided that I should start an Ola Lager thread featuring him and his photography with ABBA.
With the rise of sharing photos of ABBA on Instagram, photographers are left unacknowledged and the Instagram ABBA fans watermarked the photographer's picture with their own name, like 'Agnetha50FanPage' (only an example! It's a coincidence if you share the same username on Instagram) That's not fair, and I think we should acknowledge him for the photography he took, whether it be for his personal purpose, publicity purpose, or even for any of the album arts. He's not like some sort of extravagant photographers like Richard Avedon or Anton Corbijn, but Lager had at least one of the simplest and nicest kind of direction of photography.
This thread will only cover Ola's photographs of the subjects and himself (as well as discrepancies between Lager and his other photo colleagues), I repeat. I don't expect a lot of photos being posted here because of the Instagram issue, but at least there might be a few people like me who acknowledge others contribution to shaping ABBA's and its related people's image, as it is.
^ This is a picture of Ola Lager himself.
Imagine that. If Ola Lager wasn't hired as one of the photographers for ABBA, there wouldn't be this very famous photo for ABBA's acclaimed album 'ARRIVAL'.
^^To be honest, I don't know, exactly, but I know precisely that there's plenty of resources, such as ABBA Plaza, Premium ROCKSHOT (essential!), Discogs, Allmusic, and all that, that can indicate that Ola Lager is the photographer.
I'll give you a hint: he was more prominent in the early 1970s than he was in the late 1970s/early 1980s in terms of studio photography, but don't confuse his photographs with Bengt H. Malmqvist's photographs. Ola is not much of a journalist photographer, but more like a studio (old fashioned, probably not in all for the color channels dissonance as oppose to Calvero's photography technique) photographer that is well rehearsed.