EMMA HARTVIG: TROPICAL SWEDISH

Something obvious: it’s really cold in Sweden. Maybe that’s why Swedish people show more love to tropical and summery motifs; ask Emma Hartvig, a Berlin based young Swedish London College of Communication graduate photographer.

Hartvig uses still life as inspiration. Always using an accidental instant style, strawberries, passion fruits, milk, sun, beach, Summer, light and colour can be seen, all portrayed resembling some sort of oil painting. It’s nearly impossible not to feel the sensitivity that these images emanate; each one of them is like holidays in some paradise place. We can feel the smell, the touch of the materials. Emma triggers shots of sensuality through her photography. Hurray for the tropical Swedish.

emma hartvig photography still life

emma hartvig photography still life

emma hartvig photography still life

emma hartvig photography still life

emma hartvig photography still life

emma hartvig photography still life

FREYA JOBBINS: ARCIMBOLDO RESURRECTED

In the world ranking, Spain is the country with the highest cocaine usage. Russia, the biggest vodka producer. The United Kingdom is the place where you can find the highest ratio of fascist parties per inhabitant. Australia, state of our interest today, is the soil with the highest number of dangerous animal species for every adventurous Australian that walks on Crocodile Dundee’s landscapes. And, since the discovery of Freya Jobbins‘s sculptures, it’s the country that leaves the universe more puzzled.

It’s like if Arcimboldo had suffered from a very strong stroke of child Diogenes Syndrome; with this sculptures made out of discarded plastic dolls, the artist wants us to think about consumerism and to find “a range of responses to existing cultural objects, which have been placed out of context”. If by taking them out of context they end up, let’s say, in my room, I can tell you that my response will be not to sleep for the rest of my life.

freya jobbins product design

freya jobbins product design

freya jobbins product design

freya jobbins product design