1:1 Hammarkullen, 2016 – 2020

My series 1:1 Hammarkullen is an ongoing project with cameraless pictures in my neighbourhood Hammarkullen, a suburb to Gothenburg Sweden, built in the 1970s, a place which is often depicted in a quite stereotypical way. I moved to the area shortly after immigrating to Sweden about 20 years ago.

By using light sensitive paper that I hold directly towards the motives at night, using a black tent that I built around them, I record only what is immediately around me, what I can touch with my hands. Everything touching the paper is rendered sharply.  Using cameraless techniques I move away from the choice of lens, aperture and even scale, rendering the motives in the same size as in reality. In that way, they are true to reality, such as casting a sculpture from a persons body, while still there is a strong degree of abstraction. Although taking precautions, often the surrounding light, such as the moon, street lights or even daylight coming in through small holes in my otherwise lightproof bags, leave traces on the pictures. I use two sizes of paper, resulting in images measuring either 71×110 cm or 125×175 cm. Each image is unique, but for publications I use photo reproduction to digitize them.

1:1 Hammarkullen, 2016 – 2020

My series 1:1 Hammarkullen is an ongoing project with cameraless pictures in my neighbourhood Hammarkullen, a suburb to Gothenburg Sweden, built in the 1970s, a place which is often depicted in a quite stereotypical way. I moved to the area shortly after immigrating to Sweden about 20 years ago.

By using light sensitive paper that I hold directly towards the motives at night, using a black tent that I built around them, I record only what is immediately around me, what I can touch with my hands. Everything touching the paper is rendered sharply.  Using cameraless techniques I move away from the choice of lens, aperture and even scale, rendering the motives in the same size as in reality. In that way, they are true to reality, such as casting a sculpture from a persons body, while still there is a strong degree of abstraction. Although taking precautions, often the surrounding light, such as the moon, street lights or even daylight coming in through small holes in my otherwise lightproof bags, leave traces on the pictures. I use two sizes of paper, resulting in images measuring either 71×110 cm or 125×175 cm. Each image is unique, but for publications I use photo reproduction to digitize them.