With photographs from London, Lisbon, Berlin, Chicago and Gothenburg my exhibition turned out quite ok. As a creator you always see the small flaws and all, but taking two steps back even I can think: “I’m ok”.
It’s hung inside the Swedish Television and Swedish Radio broadcasting building in Gothenburg, so not that easy to access it. But for me, as a first ever, it is nice enough. You like it too?
Love Berlin. For it’s openness and will to stay in tune with a changing time. Even though street photography is less easy here, as people aren’t that open to get their pictures taken. But with an open face and an cheerful approach everything can be done. Right.
Red group 0
Frau Freischwimmer 2
Water walk 2
Something on her mind
On the move
Into the dark
All of these pics are part of my new exhibition in Gothenburg.
Which of them do you like the most?
On the street, it doesn’t have to be perfect. The emotions count, no matter how technically good you are. So, sometimes I like it to be not only rough and somewhat “unfinished”, but also out of focus. It works as it is.
I was born 15 years after the end of WWII. I was taught to never forget. I just want all of you young to understand how horrified our parents were, when they realized the extent of the atrocities of the nazis. And that it all can happen again.
I was in Berlin twice in 2014. The place that got to me the most was probably Denkmal für die ertmordeten Juden. Here a couple of pics. Today, to remember the holocaust.
The third of my friends in my street photography community (Gothenburg area) that I’ll like to introduce is Mats Johansson. As many of us, he’s got another job full time and take pics wherever he go (as he travels a lot). No matter whether you call Mats an amateur or not, he’s got that great eye for interesting pics.
I saw one of Mats exhibitions last spring, where he declared that anything urban interests him, sometimes it’s street art, sometimes street photography – quite often a combination of the two. In his own words:
– To look for and catch moments, views and interesting meetings in a urban environment is magic, especially with lots of people and movements in them. It’s the mix of documentary and art that fascinates me.
In the Gothenburg area (Sweden) there are several really good street photographers, we kind of blend and mix in an unofficial photography network. I thought I’ll introduce some of them to you. First up is Agneta Dellefors Rydén. Pic in top is called “selfie”
– It’s happening here and now. You don’t notice it, but there’s an non-staged play constantly going on, lacking both director and script.
It’s her own words, at a exhibition she’s currently having at Scandinavian Photo in Mölndal, just south of Gothenburg. If you’re close by, I strongly recommend you to go there. One reason is that almost all pics are better printed and hung on a white wall, but the main reason is of course that she’s a great photographer.
Her eyes spot both details and whole pictures, and her imaging is just as good. I believe she’s really good at the postproduction as the exhibited pics all are balanced, funny or intriguing – and sometimes all of that. She was kind enough to let me publish two of her pics from the exhibition. The one below is a real favorite…