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.