Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
I have over the summer and into fall been working on a collection of images of flowers. To make these images I pick wild flowers around where I live. I live close to both nature and the city in Sweden. I take the flowers I pick and arrange them in front of the camera on a simple background that still has some texture. Sometimes I take the flowers apart and make new ones or I let them dry and age to make them feel even more real. For a even more alive feel I shot with natural light.
I print the images on a matte, 100% cotton paper of 310 grams for the two smaller sizes and 330 grams for the two bigger sizes. All prints are signed.
To see the whole collection go to my Etsy Shop. https://www.etsy.com/se-en/shop/UlrikaEkblomPhoto?ref=l2-shopheader-name
Here is a reminder of the Paris Postcards I also have in my Etsy shop.
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
Thursday, August 21st, 2014
These are a few images from the Chocolate feature I made with Mia Öhrn for the Swedish food magazine Allt om mat. I also took the photos for her book Franska bakverk ( French pastry). You can se more from Franska bakverk here. And more of Mia Öhrn here.
Sunday, August 17th, 2014
With this cookbook we wanted to get a crazy feeling of party. A party with no responsibilities, no worrying just happiness and good food, good drinks and happy people! I can promise you that this is a book filled with great recipes. The food is good, interesting but still easy to make as always with Liselottes food. Making and eating this food will make you happy!
With the props we wanted the same crazy no worrying feel. So we collected a pile of shiny, patterned, monochrome, well pressed, wrinkled, colorful, white, black fabrics. With this we got some old darkened silverware at inexpensive thrift shops. We already have lots of props in our studio so we used some of that too. For backgrounds/backdrops we got different rock materials, metal, copper. But we decided from the beginning not to use any wood at all since we have used so much old wood lately we needed a break from it. No wood was our only regulation otherwise we wanted no rules for the props as well. But we still love old scratched, worn wood…
Jonas Larsson made the great design and Kakao Förlag is the publisher.
To get the book: go to a real life bookstore (in Sweden) or online to Bokus or Adlibris.
I entered this image into the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2014, in the category Food off the Press. It made it to be a finalist with six other images in the same category. The image was also included in a exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London in the end of April. Unfortunately I could’t be there for the exhibition.
Food stylist/creator Ylva Porsklev made the doughnut for the photo and it was originally published in the Swedish food magazine Mat & Vänner and it is now for sale through Stockfood. I’m looking forward to working with Ylva again after the summer. She has been away almost a year working on another assignment, but after the summer she is finally back! Next year I want to win this competion of course!
Se more images from the feature published in Mat & Vänner here.
This book is the latest to be published of the ones I shot last year. There are still two to come and another one I’m working on right now. On this book I worked with the two sisters Ebba von Sydow and Amy von Sydow Green. On the team was also Katja Palmdahl, Liselotte Forslin, Lisa Kullberg and of course our publisher Ingela Holm of Ica bokförlag. We got to go to many different wonderful locations in Stockholm to shoot this book during a few beautiful days in june last year. We also had a few days in Gothenburg at Stora Holms säteri in august to finish up the book. A good thing with making this book was that we were staying in a hotel during the photoshoot. I wish that happend more often while working on a big project like this it’s so much easier to get lots of work done. Making books is a lot of work, mostly fun, but still lots.
This was published already in September in the Swedish food magazine Lantliv mat & vin. I worked together with Liselotte Forslin and we were not in our studio instead we worked in a beautiful kitchen in a beautiful home in Uppsala, Sweden. Working in another space than our studio gives us inspiration. Even though you can’t always se the location in the images we believe it makes the photos better (if it’s a good location). It can be a slightly different natural daylight from the studio, a chair, a wall that looks really good in the background, props from the kitchen we are working in. Small things that inspire me and the stylist and make the food look even tastier.