I took a new self portrait to update my website with. Instead of being out in nature or in front of a clean wall I decided to take the photo in front of my image ”Void” that is hanging in a black frame in my home. It feels so good to have a portrait where my art is integrated. Hope you like it!
Last weekend I had the great honour to exhibit two pieces through my gallery Piqmo at the Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead Heath. I wasn´t there myself and that´s why I was so happy to see these pictures that Piqmo shared on their Instagram!
Piqmos stand. It looks absolutely amazing! My images are the two black ones to the far right. Piqmo does a great job framing and printing my images and the quality is outstanding.
I really like how my images look next to the other images.
This is the index of Piqmos artist at the fair.
It´s such an honour to be a part of Affordable Art Fair for the second time. Last year I participated at the Affordable Art Fair Stockholm and I think the fair is a wonderful mix of different artforms.
The two pieces are Hypnagogia and Serenade for solitude.
Hypnagogia was made for my project The Sleep Project, in which I explore the surreal state between being awake and falling asleep. Rebecca Malherbe wrote some beautiful words about this picture in this blog post:
The dreamlike state that Rydén seeks to portray is strongly felt in this image. There is a definitive sense of disrupting reality. As the viewer, I feel taken away by the icy blue yet pulled back in by the human figure. Rydén has captured what seems to be an image out of a dream. The darkness that nearly engulfs the image reminds one of sleepy half closed eyes, drifting off or slowly waking up. She leaves the viewer to decide which one it is.
Serenade for solitude deals with the complex topic of setting healthy personal boundaries versus falling into destructive isolation.
Last year, in the fall of 2016, the same images were exhibited at the Affordable Art Fair Stockholm, and I had the honor to be there!
The exhibition is open 11-14 of May 2017.
I made a behind the scenes video for my self portait ”Imagine a bird”.
This is the final image.
I also used some yarn, but as you can see in the movie I decided to make the image without it.
First test shoot!
A step by step guide from my creation of ”To the moon and back”. It was a magical evening with beautiful light, and me and my mother (to the left in the picture) ran over the field, while I used my remote to take pictures. I didn´t know what we were running towards, but later on in Photoshop I played around and the image ended in black and white, with us running towards the moon/a far away planet? I love to create like this, with no plan in my head, just letting my intuition guide me towards the final image 🙂
This step by step guide was also published, with longer text, on my swedish blog.
Thank you for reading <3
Here is a little movie from a beautiful day of shooting. This day I went out in the forest, location scouting and shooting a staged self portrait. I used some baby powder to create a smoky effect in the image. The images you see in the end are unedited images.
Music “Muscle memory” by Myndra from Free Music Archive. ©Myndra
I am exhibiting together with Victoria Söderström at Scandinavian Photo in Bankeryd, Sweden. The name of the exhibition is ”Petrichor (n.)- the smell of earth after rain”. Here are some images from the whole exhibition!
The exhibition will go on until 31/3 2017 at Scandinavian Photo in Bankeryd.
I made a small behind-the-scenes film from the making of my image Serenade for solitude that you can see below. You can also subscribe to my Youtube channel to see more videos!
And this is the finished image!
Music “Huggun” by Myndra from Free Music Archive. ©Myndra
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.
Me 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.
Here 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.
Thank you to everyone who came! It was an incredible weekend!
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 😉