“Fotografi” is Swedish for “photography”. This site is an ongoing exhibition of my photographic work. Comments and feedback on the pictures in any language are very much appreciated. If you are interested in a particular picture or just want to get in touch, e-mail me on mathlk(a)kalvemark.se or look me up on Facebook or Instagram.
My name is Mathias Laitila Kälvemark and I was born in 1967 in Uppsala, Sweden, where I grow up and spent most of my youth and young adulthood. My first encounters with photography were sporadic; in schools and university, centred around black-and-white analogue pictures and darkroom processing. A couple of decades later I started to seriously study and explore photographic and artistic techniques as well as photographers. I have occasionally attended courses and workshops to draw from valuable knowledge of inspiring artists. I have produced, and participated in, a few exhibitions and use social media platforms to continuously share my work and engage in conversations on pictures. I currently live in Stockholm with my family.
Along an ongoing and exploratory process on photography, I have made a few self-reflecting observations. As a private and thinking person, a bit on my guard, I find relief in pictures which are open to interpretations and yet filled with meaning. My pictures reveal a personal story to anyone who can read them, but may hide it to those who cannot. To loose my ability to see and capture the pictures around me would not be as much as becoming blind, as becoming mute. Now I can’t stop talking and I appreciate anyone who takes time to listen; maybe you will catch a familiar sentiment?
A few notable exhibitions and learning events on the way, so far:
2016 # Course on Visual Perception by Hannah Goldstein, Fotografiska, Stockholm
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