My name is Marie and I live together with my husband and dogs on an island called Gräsö in the northern parts of Stockholm archipelago in Roslagen, Sweden.
I’m a dedicated and happily learning photo enthusiast since many years, and now I feel that life has given me the opportunity to focus more seriously on my photography than before.
What drives me and also is my photographic slogan that I try to comply is:
CAPTURE THE ESSENCE
and I always try to do that, whether I photograph people, nature, animals or things.
Around 2011 I happily rediscovered the joy of photography with an analog camera and film. FILM IS SO VERY ALIVE!! What a joy!
All my films, black and white, colour negative C41process, and colour positive E6 process are developed at home. The film strips are then scanned, and the finish is done in Lightroom with some cropping and level adjustments.
I also have a traditional darkroom which has been a dream for many years. I had a darkroom in the early 90’s, but for more than 15 years I have been without, and not many days has gone by without missing it…
It’s a unique feeling of craftsmanship with the film, and I am extremely happy and grateful to have found my way back there.
Because I just love the organic aspects of the film, I aim to get the image in the most perfect way possible in the camera, and I’m getting more and more picky and do not like what the digitization sometimes do to my images.
As you probably already gathered, I am a person who loves change and development, even though I have “gone back” to film.
Film for me is an artistic expression, and I am thrilled that it is still an option, and I hope to be an ambassador for the photographic film and help to spread the interest, and that many will be inspired to learn more about film and it’s unique feeling in the images.