I actually started studying photography by a fluke. I was sixteen and had to pick an extra-curricular activity at school. After trying out dance (not my thing, apparently) and art (I wanted to create the masterpiece of our time, they wanted me to draw fruit) I was put in the photography group, where a sought-after spot had just opened up. I immediately understood that this, photography, was the creative medium I had been looking and longing for all my life.
I couldn’t really say, I tend to like something one day and dislike it the next. But I think most people who depend on their own talent and creativity go through that from time to time.
Ellen von Unwerth, Cindy Sherman, Francesca Woodman, Camilla Åkrans, Steven Meisel, Horst P. Horst and Yelena Yemchuk , to mention some. ;)
I was everywhere, climbing on the bookshelves or swinging from the curtains. I talked or sang incessantly and the only way to calm me down was to let me watch my My Little Pony videos or give me a pen and something to draw on, then I could be quiet for hours.
I use a Canon eos 400D and it’s my baby. I’m planning on buying a Lomo camera this spring though, unless I get one for my birthday.
My friends and my boyfriend inspire me, of course. I’m happy to be surrounded my energetic, kind and creative people. Visually I’m inspired by 40’s and 50’s aesthetics, music, literature and fashion. Few things excite me like a good editorial.
I dream of shooting an editorial for Vogue on Fårö, a small Swedish island which is like no other place in the world. The light there is so special and surreal.
Mostly rockabilly, northern soul and Swedish hip hop, but I love Lily Allen and Vampire Weekend too for example. I was a real indie kid growing up, so Belle and Sebastian will always own a part of my heart.