Here comes some of the pictures from the totally magnificent session with Helle and Erika. Thank you so much for trusting me taking semi nude pictures. I love them and they are tender and warm and lovely in my eyes, as I want them.
At the 10th of February I had a great session with Chloe. We had a really good time working together. We had the session nearby the castle. It was really cold so I am so thankfull for Chloe´s sacrifice to take the session outdoor even though it was so cold.
I did some new collage from the session:
I am photographing dancers in a variety of locations. I find the colaboration with the dancers a wonderful artistic output. The uniqueness of the dancers ability to express their body from different state of minds that I together with them process. Sometimes the state of mind is processed at the location and sometimes in editing with single or multiple pictures. I use the camera, scanner and editing programmes to develop my pictures. It is a joy for my soul to work with pictures.
For this exhibition I have done a lot of new works. I can just see the beginning of my project or obsession with photographing dancers. There is no visible end to that. So what you see here is an outcome of an ongoing process and colaboration. I am curious at mind and I like to explore dance in different settings in urban and natural environments. Seeing as an artistic photographer the googles are on all the time, always looking for something new or old and interesting settings. I enjoy the tradition of staged photography where reality is created in colaboration with the dreams and the expression of mind, heart and soul. I see myself as an artist working in the field of expressive emotions. For me the technique is not an end of means it is an open option achieving the results I am striving towards. Sometimes I get lost on the way of achieving my predetermined destinations and end up with something that I couldn’t predicited whilst starting the project. It often happens when I look on my already taken pictures and then I add objects photographed by my scanner and add it to a new combined picture. I love Robert Rauschenberg’s collage works which I assume have had some effect on my collage-output.
I love the beauty and fragility of female dancers set in different locations. I often work with white fabric in the clothes due to the messages it represent for me. The meaning of white for me often represent pure love, heavinly, sensuality, virginity and longing. I often add elements of red, yellow and black. My pictures often renders in a warm tonal scale. I think my addorance for warm colours comes from painters like the Dutch Masters. I am interested in Art and I relate my work to previous work of art, sometimes it happens deliberately and sometimes it is just there as to set my compass and direction.
Uppsala, Sweden 18th of Feb 2009
Here are a few of the pictures: