Friday, November 24th, 2017

NordicWallFlower

I love flowers and sometimes my food photography assignments include flowers and nature. A year ago I began making images of flowers and nature without having an assignment. I just wanted to bring along my camera on my walks outdoors and then I also started bringing nature with me into my studio. After a few months it resulted in many images and I opened a print shop with my nature images. I named the shop Nordic Wallflower. Nordic because of my location and the nature around me. Wallflower because of it being photos of flowers and nature that are meant to decorate walls. Wallflower also because of my personality, the fact that I’ve chosen to be behind the camera and not infront of it. But it is now time for me to not be so secretive about my new work, not to be so much a wallflower. So here are examples of what you find in my shop. All images are printed on matte Hahnemühle Fine Art paper 210g. You choose your size. To see all images welcome to my shop! https://www.etsy.com/se-en/shop/NordicWallflower

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Safthushållning – new cookbook about making cordials out of flowers, vegetables, fruits and berries

I so much loved making this book. I think of many reasons. I love flowers. Vegetables, fruits and berries are so photogenic. I like that I had a bigger part in the styling and collecting of props than I usually have. More of that please! I liked going out in my wild garden in the morning before photoshoots collecting flowers and leaves. I liked coming up with different ideas for the images. I liked working close with Elisabeth Fock at Natur och Kultur (the publisher). I liked Petter Bergström‘s (the author) inventive recipes. I also love Kristin Lidströms book design. You can by the book here and here.

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Food Pharmacy kokboken

One year ago the first Food Pharmacy book was published. It turned out to be very popular and has been translated into 10 different languages, which means it’s available in even more countries. So we made another one called Food Pharmacy Kokboken (the cookbook). This book is about even more recipes for good intestinal flora, good bacteria and anti-inflammatory food. Great team with Mia Clase, Lina Nertby Aurell, Anna Lindelöw, Therese Elgquist and Linnéa von Zweigbergk and Cecilia Viklund from Bonnier Fakta.

Monday, August 21st, 2017

new work in many different magazines – first out Swedish Crayfish Feast for Lantliv

It has been an unusually long summer and unusually many lazy days (probably too many) for me and my family. Three weeks in Italy, a few weeks on the Swedish island of Gotland and a few weeks of not doing anything at home. Today is the first day of school after summer for my children. So I start working again. I have lots of fun projects and assignments for the end of summer and beginning of autumn. But first I want to show you some of my work that has been published over the summer. The first one is for the Swedish magazine Lantliv. Helena Larsson was the recipe developer and stylist. The story was shot close to her home a very lovely evening last summer in Småland in the southern part of Sweden.

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Cookbook – Food Pharmacy

Zucchini pasta from the book Food Pharmace with photography by Ulrika EkblomHere are a few examples of the photos I took for the book Food Pharmacy. I worked with the authors Lina Nertby Aurell and Mia Clase and the designer Anna Lindelöw from the Swedish blog Food Pharmacy. It’s a scientific book with lots of humor, fun to work with. Published by Bonnier Fakta.

Green bananas from the cookbook Food Pharmacy with photography by Ulrika Ekblom.Turmeric shot/drink from the book Food Pharmacy with photography by Food photographer Ulrika Ekblom.Raw turmeric root from the book Food Pharmacy with photography by food photographer Ulrika Ekblom.

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Big Size Poster SALE

Big Size Paris Posters on SALE

I’ve printed very many posters and since I’m right now adding more images to my shop I need to make space in my studio for new work. The posters are offset printed on 120 g matte paper in the size of 27 1/2 x 39 1/4 ” ( 70 x 100 cm). The lightness of the paper make them perfect for folding.

I love the way the folds add texture and a 3D feel to the poster. The folds catch and change with the light in a room. You can easily pin or tape the poster to the wall or frame it or use clips or glue it or any other way.

Folding the posters also make them easier to handle, the shipping cost less and perfect for a SALE.

 

Visit my etsyshop!! https://www.etsy.com/se-en/shop/UlrikaEkblomPhoto

 

Watch me folding posters in this film from my studio.

Big Size Paris Poster from Ulrika Ekblom on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Cookbook with Ernst Kirchsteiger

Ernst Kirchsteiger lagar fänkål- och apelsinsallad. Omslagsbild till kokbok. Foto av Ulrika Ekblom

I spend a big portion of my working time making cookbooks, which I love. Here is yet another one that was recently published. I’ve been working on this one for the last year. It’s with the, in Sweden, very popular Ernst Kirchsteiger. On the team was also Linda Berlin, prop stylist and Kristina Valentin, recipe tester and cook. The book is published by Bonnier Fakta. I mostly enjoyed shooting this book on location. Spending a few days in a part of Sweden where I ever hardly go, Värmland. By dark lakes, and blue forests in an old spooky mansion. A little scary but with beautiful places to shoot. Here are a few of my favorite images.

Ernst Kirchsteiger lagar pasta i sin nya kokbok. Foto Ulrika EkblomErnst Kirchsteiger lagar en bärpaj i sin kokbok. Foto Ulrika Ekblom.Rabarber arrangemang för Ernst Kirchsteigers kokbok. Foto Ulrika Ekblom.Ernst Kirchsteiger grillar fisk med enbarr i sin kokbok. Foto Ulrika EkblomErnst Kirchsteiger bakar pizza i sin kokbok. Foto Ulrika Ekblom.Ernst Kirchsteiger äter pizza i sin kokbok. Foto Ulrika Ekblom.Ernst Kirchsteigers nya kokbok. Foto Ulrika Ekblom.

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Raw Fika – a raw food cookbook filled with sweets

When making this book I worked with the lovely Maria Carlsson and equally lovely Marina Asplund from the raw food café SthlmRaw in Stockholm. We shot all images at and around the café in central Stockholm. We used the city’s pavements, streets, walls, doors and I enjoyed it so much. I love shooting outside the studio, working with what I have around me.