Swedish-born photographer Emma Hartvig has something very special within her photographs. Although she describes it as a “meeting point between fine art and advertisement” there is more to the spectacularly arranged photographs.
Drawing inspiration from retro cinema and paintings that have surpassed time, Hartvig creates stories and delicate portrayals of the world we live in, or even one we would prefer to live in.
After studying at the Nicolai School of Arts and the London College of Communication, Hartvig now has a vast collection of photographs that present romantic views of the subjects whether they be beautiful models or just simple pieces of fruit. Having shown in exhibitions in London, New York, Milwaukee, Amsterdam and Sweden, art lovers from across the globe have been able to view Hartvig’s unique work and she no doubt has many more exhibitions to come.
Like the paintings and films that inspire her work, Emma Hartvig’s photographs will no doubt last the test of time and will be viewed by many in the future. Although these scenes have been captured in the photographic medium, her minimalistic and bold photographs would also be powerful in both cinematic and painted mediums, proving that she can emulate her beloved mediums in her own way.
Words/ Lauren Payne