17 november

Home from the Stockholm Photo Fair

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I have been away during the weekend to exhibit together with Victoria Söderström at the Stockholm Photo Fair. It was an amazing experience, both to see our beautiful exhibition and to hold two inspirational speeches for the fairs´visitors.

utstallning2Me and Victoria decided to hang all the images mixed as one big show, without our names under each image. Our images have the same style and they work well together, though they differ in story and motives.

 

jagoutstallningHere I am in my most comfy outfit, checking out the exhibition the day before it opened. I was so happy to see the images this big! It´s the way I always envision my images in my mind when I´m working. To the left is Victorias image ”Solitude”. To the right is my image ”Universe”. They had the same magenta tone in them which made them a great pair.

 

mycketfolkSo many people came to see the exhibition! What an amazing feeling <3

hissenSelfie in the elevator at the lovely hotel just a minute away from the fair 🙂

Thank you to everyone who came! It was an incredible weekend!

16 mars

Glass cover in snow

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When we had lots of show in Gothenburg I went out to take some self portraits with a glass cover. It was all very spontaneous. I brought the glass cover and thought about some ideas while dressing in black. My mom was supposed to come for coffee but instead she got to be my assistant in the snow and take care of Tjorven (my dog) while photographing! That´s what happens when you come for coffee at my place haha 😉

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Beata Rydén 2016 Beata Rydén 2016I usually take a lot of images so that I can edit several of them later, and maybe use them for other images. I have started to edit one of the images and I hope that it will be a book cover one day!

Beata Rydén 2016My mom and my dog 🙂

15 mars

Images from 2015

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Last year I felt quite unproductive, but as I look back, I discover that I have created at least 26 images, and this makes me feel so proud! Though it has been a chaotic year for me, I have managed to hold on to what is most important to me: photography. When I create, I am happy and whole. Nothing in the world can compete with that feeling.

Thank you for following my journey. Thank you for all your messages and emails and for showing me that you exist. I´m so incredibly happy to get to share what I love the most with you!

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13 februari

The Sleep Project

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Images for my series The Sleep Project, shot on Iceland!

Sleep paralyzis

Sleep project

Wade

The sleep project

Hypnic jerkThe Sleep Project death The sleep project

14 oktober

Speed Edit Video

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I´m so happy for my first Speed Edit video for my image Warrior. I love these kind of videos myself, so I felt that it was time for me to start making my own videos! Watch it below (and choose the best quality)

 

Final image on my Flickr.

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12 oktober

Dragonfly

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I try to catch autumn because it is so beautiful. I know some people don´t like autumn. Some people say they long for summer. But the colors and the fresh wind and the coldness in the air makes me feel so alive, so clean. I love autumn <3

10 oktober

You Tube Channel!

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I have a You Tube- channel where I post little movies from my photo shoots and edits. This is all new to me so I´m so excited for this! I love to watch the process of other photographers through You Tube, and I felt that I wanted to share my own process with you! I´ve done three little movies so far. Head over to my channel to have a look!

9 oktober

A collection of behind the scenes

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I love to see photos of other photographers in action, so I´ve always tried to photograph myself while I´m photographing, or make someone else photograph me in action. Here are some images that I´ve shot during the years. These are shot between somewhere 2012-2015. I have lots of more so trust me, there will be more of these 🙂

 

6 oktober

Wonders of nature

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This past week, I´ve had some absolutely wonderful days spent in nature. I shot these images two days ago, when the sun was spreading gold all over the fields. To be able to combine photography and nature makes me so happy. I love spending time outside, breathing fresh air and looking at all the beauty through the lens! Yesterday evening I was out to photograph, this morning before school I also went out to photograph, and I just came back after shooting this evening. Feeling the passion for photography coming back to me, flowing through me after months without it, feels like starting to breath again.

3 oktober

The importance of improvising

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When I edit, I try to challenge myself. When I shot this picture I had a different editing in mind, but when I started editing my vision didn´t suit the actual image. In my mind I had pictured a blue and green image, but these colors didn´t look good to me when I tried them. So instead I made the whole image warm and yellowish, and I changed the color of my dress to green instead of blue.

My advice for when you´re editing is that you let the image ”speak” for itself. Maybe you had a vision in mind, but it´s important to be open to change while editing. For me, the image often turns out different than I had planned. I believe that it´s important to be open minded in the creative process, both when you´re shooting out on the field and when you´re inside, editing. So many exciting things can happen in the process, and you don´t want to miss that! I often go out with a plan when I shoot. I start with photographing the planned image. But then I also improvise, both with positioning and different angles. Sometimes the best comes out of the improvised images, and sometimes the best comes out of the first, strictly planned image. You never know!

 If I could talk to trees

Unedited image.