Found objects from my studio. Polaroids during three decades collected in a box, put together att CFF Gallery, autumn 2019. Curated by Irène Berggren.
Gunnar Asplund´s project from 1931 for The Swedish Society for Crafts and Design presented for the first time in thorough form. A 305×205 mm, 96 pages book at Arkitektur förlag with text by Anders Bodin and graphic design by Fredrik Neppelberg.
RUM Magazine #199 September 2018. We pass the door-step of a grand apartment at Norr Mälarstrand in Stockholm. When it is an empty shell and architect Andreas Martin-Löf´s restoration a blank paper. Five large Images later presented at Nordiska Galleriet in September 2020.
Nature or culture. The solid rock foundation of Stockholm City in RUM Magazine #197, July 2018.
Historic context to “Block” apartments in Uppsala. Prospect for property developer FFAB. House architect; Andreas Martin-Lööf and graphic design by Sakari Paananen.
”Architecture brut”. A survey of an architectural phenomenon in comparison with a famous sparkling wine. Text and photo by Johan Fowelin in ”RUM” #182, April 2017.
Cultural and historical inventory of Arbottna Manor 70 km south of Stockholm. With Annika Jägerholm, curator at the City Museum. 93 pages published report, graphic designed by Art Director Sakari Paananen.
Architecture Biennial, Venice. Form Magazine #4 2016.
The bakery at Kvarnholmen will be transformed into exclusive dwellings by Oscar Properites. Work site images shot between dynamite blasts in summer 2015. Presented in a book design by Sakari Paananen.
My credo to the authenticity of rural life and architecture in Blekinge. Text and photos in “Form” 5/2015.
The Royal Castle in Stockholm is not a provincial copy. It is pure and true Italian Baroque. The architect; Nicodemus Tessin worked and studied with Lorenzo Bernini in Rome. And yet it is unmistakingly swedish in its rational structure. Maybe that is a result of the constant struggle between the architect and the commissionaire. The ascetic king, Karl XII had little taste for domestic comfort. He preferred to sleep in tent with his men on the battlefield. He demanded Tessin many times to keep it more simple (and save money). But when he refused to listen (and got the funds) the architect fulfilled a grandiose baroque vision for a Super-power soon to be ceased.
Selection published in RUM #151 September 2014.
The property owner Einar Mattsson has a long history in real estate business. Including collecting art, sometimes as a way to receive income from poor artists. Collection shot at the company headquarters at Rosenlundsgatan 58 in Stockholm. Catalogue with graphic design by Henrik Nygren and cover by Jesper Waldersten.
In front of Grand Hotel Stockholm, Marge Architects placed a group of four bronze plated pavilions where you can get a ticket for a boat tour or a cup of coffee. Also used as storage for the traffic to Stockholm archipelago, the challenge was to interact with historic buildings in the heart of the city. Captured in late warm summer 2013.
The ultimate documentation of Artur von Schmalensee´s modernistic masterpiece from 1963. The Kiruna Town Hall will soon be demolished when LKAB company expands their underground mines. Like entire city of Kiruna, this building is cracking from dynamite blasts 1500 meters below ground surface. In just a few years the city centre will be transformed into gravel and dust. Eventually it will rise in a different place. Form magazine #2 2013. Text by Po Tidholm.
15.000 kilometers of power line supplying the country with electricity. State utility “Svenska Kraftnät” operates the grid covering the nation. Campaign with art director Sakari Paananen.
Post war Architecture by Fritz Jaenecke and Sten Samuelson. Commercially successful but artistically neglected they practically built everything in south Sweden during the “golden ages”. The older, Fritz Jaenecke (1903-1978) escaped nazi Germany when Albert Speer noted him as “not reliable”. Together with the much younger Sten Samuelson (1926-2002) they formed a creative team, responsible for some very powerful exponents of Modernism and early Post Modernism. Coming book at Trema Publishing.
At home with Sven-Harry Karlsson, building contractor and art mecenat. The 1800th century original on which a life size replica was based and built on top of his own museum. Form Magazine #2 2011. Text by Daniel Golling.
Fifty years anniversary of Hötorget in Stockholm, October 2009. Outdoor exhibition, two rows of large scale images. Contemporary colour and historic black and white by Lennart af Petersens. A master of his time, capturing the city in swinging tune with the jazz age. My beat was techno, the music of our time.
A compilation of interiors by Marge Architects. Public and private projects from 2009 and onward.
Fashion Tale Magazine; I intended to predict the future. A future, we may fear, is not sunny. It´s probably wet, cloudy and very near. Sometimes excessively hot too. So was model; Natalia Khutkubia from Tiblisi, Georgia.
In that future, will there be any Caucasians, fashion stylists with dogs or water to drink?
Styling Martin Bergstrom.
Commission by “Moderna” to capture the re-opened museum after restoration of Rafael Moneo´s moist damaged building. Selection published in “Forum” #0204.
Weird title in Bon Magazine #11, Februari 2003. Styling by Pepe Biroun Vand.
Forum Architecture and Interior Magazine. A close collaboration with editor Mark Isitt and graphic designers Patric Leo and Henrik Nygren, between 2002-2009. It took me to many places in Sweden, Iceland, UK, Japan, Denmark, Norway, Finland. Always with a tight budget and the demanding words from the chief editor in my head, “Go out and work your magic!”
Climate change is here to stay.
Harvey and Hibby with friends, dressed in the latest haute couture from Harvey Nichols. UK Campaign with art direction and teddies by Marcus and Cissi at Mother, London.
“Trailblazers at the digital frontier”, Claes Britton about the it-boomers at Spray company in 1999. Published in Stockholm New magazine.
Between 1993 and 2003 I was doing fashion. Few people understod my work and almost no one payed for it. Eventually I went back to art and architecture. And still, a humble thanks to all the beautiful models, stylists and make-up artists who dared to share my vision; Axel, Julia, Natalia, Erika, Maria, Gina, Lovisa, Carolina, Sally, Bo, Martin and the rest.
Exhibition at Södertälje konsthall with Gunilla Wihlborg and Stefan Ahlenius. Review by Gertrud Sandqvist.
Chemically contaminated images of useless scrap, slowly fading away from the few hope-full buyers at Gallery XXX in January 1989.