After one year of pandemi we are proud to announce the newest exhibition. Just a few miles outside of the town of Falkenberg, Oskarström in Sweden you will see the exhibition BARA KVINNOR at Ateljé Oskar.
A few weeks ago I put out on an international female business forum a search for people to tell their stories. Sadie from the United States of America wrote me immediately and told me all about the rollercoster she had to be together with the man of her Life. How visa, permissions, papers came across their way to be together. Month of waiting. Finally she got married to Christofer but outside of their own country, just because they were not allowed to be with regular papers in any of their country of origin. I can image that thousands of people have the same faith, especially in those days of migration. Family splitted apart. I am happy it turned all out well for them, after months of waiting.
Love won! Don’t give up to easily. Have a great week-end.
Ing Marie saw one of my lectures at the Swedish Church earlier this Spring and came to me afterwards with the desire to be part of the project. We talked together and after her story we decided that we wanted to take a generation picture. Mother and daughter lived a part so many years from eachother, missing eachother so much. Finally destiny brought them together again in the same town, in the same country. And when Sofia got her baby happiness was completely for grand-mother Ing Marie.
This Picture is only a teaser but it show anyway the love, happiness and longing in their Eyes.
Nina oh Nina….what a woman! What a Life! What a faith!
I always get impressed when I meet someone that has gone through a lot in Life. It’s an honour to be able to portrait someone that really has something to say to other and keep a cold mind and a very happy funny crazy humour.
43 surgeries but still happy and full of energy and positive for Life!
Everybody struggles with different roles in Life and still in our society it’s taboo to talk about how women should, can, want to be.
From house-keeping, parenting, to make career, partnership and so on to discuss freely our feelings and our darkest secrets.
Madonna and the whore (just a teaser) is a picture that wants to bring up the different role a woman brings up every single day.
Some people are just born into a troubled family. Some Children Think that alcohol abuse, and abuse are normal, they don’t know better. That’s what they get at home. Some Children get love through hitting and get these are references for their future life.
Boys learn to hit from their father. That is how you show love to a woman…well at least it’s what they think is normal.
Girls become offer and to get love and attention they get into trouble relationships. Because they don’t know better or because they want to help.
But happily there are women that somehow understand that THIS is NOT right! They fight hard to get out of a difficult situation. Maybe the last time they get hitted that is when they realize, TIME TO REACT. Out of this distructive relation. And they fight, fight and fight and survive and get stronger. They know love is better then that and has nothing to do with alcohol or drugs.
They are survivors, like Annika that came to me today, with a strong surviving spirit and a will to change Everything from negative to positive.
I tease you with a part of her Picture a red rose and a White cloth, simbols for purity and love.
Since the day we are born we deal with time, different times of the day, of the week, of the year. Times of life. Youth, teenage, adult, parent and last but not least when we retire.
Patience is almost impossible as a young human beeing. I am one of them. I can still want things done NOW.
But a lot of good things need time. Love needs time. Often at least. Time to be discovered, to grow, to mature.
Cicci & Christian know what they talk about when they speak out the word TIME.
Saturday, I had the chance to photograph this lovely couple. And yes, it is only a teaser.
As for this love it needed time as it is for me and Just People and the book. It needs time. We are growing now.
I wish you a wonderful week. Think about the Word TIME. What is it that triggers in your mind when you Think about time? Any special moment in your Life you want to share with us?
When you go into a project you never know where it stops. But for each mile stone you reach it’s like a party, because you know how much work there is behind everything. Today it’s one of these days.
Film director Marita Lobler finalized our film for kickstarter, adding all the music, animation and sounds missing. It will take a little while until we are ready to actually launch it, but it is sooner then later. We hope that many of you will help us giving all those people a voice through the book and the many exhibitions to come.
We have also take further decisions about the e-book that we are going to lauch equally at the same time as kickstarter. So now I have to spend a few hours in front of the computer and prepare those pictures for my art director Daniela.
One of the Pictures in the e-book will be this one, with Beautiful Elizabeth, half australian half and half estonian. So patience to all of us. More to come.
She knew since she was 20 that her Life would have been short. They predicted it to her.
In 2005 she got cancer. She accepted it. She said her time had come and decided not to do anything against it. Just live Life go her on way.
She enjoyed Life, Went on, living as it would be her last day, every day, since.
Live NOW. TODAY. You don’t know when it’s YOUR call, she says to me.
This year the doctor told her… “you have only a short time left to live” … heart problems.
She is 59. Alive. Happy and full of energy. Wise. And Death is a friend to her. She lives with Death side by side as a dancing partner through Life. Because sooner or later it is , it will be part of any of us.