28 Sep 2017

SUMMER OF 2017

I was first gonna write about how Summer came and went so quickly, that I had this feeling that not much happened. But when I started looking at photos to describe these last months I realized that I was wrong, so wrong. I started photographing for a two bigger Swedish magazines and got my first cover, starring Malin Olsson. This season I have photographed more weddings than ever but somehow found time to hang out with old friends and make new once. I went one weekend to Berlin to see my dear Gerri and Maria. In June I went to the north of Sweden to see and old friend who is recording his first album. I went to see Sondre play in Copenhagen, I was disciplined with my yoga and my body feels stronger than in a long time. Just like most people I have to keep working on my mindfulness and reading The book of Joy once again helped. I did have a great Summer, I just had to stop for a while and think about it. One more time I am reminded of the power of photographs and how they trigger emotions. Maybe I should just let the pictures speak for themselves now...

Backstage with Sondre

Kids fashion with Odd Lovin'


My b-day picnic, love these girls




Photographing for MAMA Magazine with Malin Olsson

Book event / Minna and Anna Malmberg

This woman!

Getting to know Varg 


Working on my project Poems of a garden



Shooting for Family Living and Mama with Minna

Vlora & Martin had a baby boy

Staying disciplined

Norrland and Davide







Peder for Mama

Malin for Family Living

Personal project with stylist Anna Björkman


Bali reunion with Maria and her lovely family. See you in Winter!
Midsummer

My sister and her youngest lovehippie

New York reunion with Yvonne who came all the way to Malmö for a shoot.


Trying to look badass with Emma

One of the photos of my home for Family Living. Yes I have a giant print of myself but it was a gift from my gallery ;)

Summer girls


Berlin

I meet her once a year and those days are precious 

Sunrise shoot with Maria



Family


When your bride from May becomes your homie



13 Sep 2017

THE OCEAN BALL

Tomorrow I'm switching city and going to Gothenburg. I'm attending The Ocean Ball which is a gala arrange by The Perfect World Foundation. I'm in good company with other photographers like Nick Brandt, David Yarrow and James Meakin. The Perfect World Foundation is a Scandinavian based independent non-profit organization established in 2010 to raise awareness, funding, and to take action together with animal and nature conservation projects around the world. I have donated this image below and I'm hoping my passion for photography will gather a lot of money for my other passion to help animal. 
http://theperfectworldfoundation.org/auction/index.php?option=com_bids&view=product&id=9


17 Aug 2017

WILDFIRE



Your love like wildfire
tears across my plains,
all that's left when you sweep through
are fields of pain, fields of pain,
but i'm calling them my own.
Aron Wright

16 Aug 2017

INSTAVIEW

A few weeks ago I was interviewed about my photography work by Instaview. Today they published the article and if you curious you can check it out here: www.instaview.se/intervju-med-isabell-n-wedin/ Sadly it's only in Swedish but there is always google translate right ;)




15 Aug 2017

SELF-PORTRAIT


And if you're still bleeding, you're the lucky ones
'Cause most of our feelings, they are dead and they are gone
We're setting fire to our insides for fun
Collecting pictures from the flood that wrecked our home
It was a flood that wrecked this

And you caused it...
Daughter Youth


1 Aug 2017

DAY 19-21 // NORTHERN DRAKENSBERG

At the moment it's raining outside my window in Malmö. I'm drinking tea and listening to Ben Howard. This summer has been rainy and cold but since I spent two months in South Africa, during winter it doesn't bother me. Let me continue telling you about my travels. I left Southern Drakensberg in the early morning and caught up with the Baz Bus in Howick. After a few hours we arrived at Amphitheater Lodge in The Northern Drakensberg. I checked into a cute cabin and a few of us decided to go for an afternoon walk in the area. The area was flat but we could see mountains in a distance. I booked a hiking trip right away for the next day. I knew it would be a rough and long one but I desperately wanted to do it even if it meant limping down. I also knew that soon I would be chilling by a pool in Johannesburg. The next morning I and some other people from the lodge headed out to Witsiehook. After two hours we arrived and could start our hike. It was a hot day and I was so sweaty when we reached the peak of the hike. But there the second largest waterfall in the world was waiting for us and of course I got in. It was fresh, perfect and surreal. Our guide told us that we were now in Lesotho and not in South Africa anymore. While bathing in the waterfall we also had a bit of an audience of shepherds, that are typical for Lesotho. On the hike I also befriended two South Africans, I just started talking to them and being a sucker for love I soon knew their story and they knew my latest. I liked them instantly and we said we would try to meet up in Johannesburg but sadly it just didn't happen. It truly was an adventures and beautiful hike and all of us were a bit destroyed when we returned home.
In the evening I got a message from Lena. She and John had decided to also go to Northern Drakensberg and we spent another evening chatting and drinking. I know I have said it before but I adore these two, such great energy. When we all decided to call it a night I noticed how beautiful the sky was and I went and got my camera. As I sat there in silence, alone under this amazing starry I wished someone was sitting next to me. It made me think of one of my favorite movies Into the wild and how Christopher in the end write that happiness is only real while shared.  A few days earlier I had told my friend Fanny on the phone that I wished I was traveling with a friend, so we would share these beautiful moments together. She responded with saying that all of my friends are there in a way, through my photos they to get to experience my trip. I thought that was really beautiful and I tried to think about it in that way. I also knew that in less than 24 h I would be meeting a dear friend of mine from back home in Sweden. The following day I said goodbye to Lena and John again and started a long bus ride to Johannesburg.