31 Jan 2012


I know it's not good for the environment to fly but I can't help how exited it makes me to be up in the sky. It's so beautiful there, above the clouds. Even if I hate getting up early there is just something magical by getting on a plane just as the sun rises. The pictures below are taken on my trips 2010 & 2011 to Berlin, to Copenhagen, to Milan, to Morocco and to Mallorca. I can't really tell which one is from where, they are all just from somewhere...

30 Jan 2012


Winter has arrived for real and I spend most of my time indoors with a cup of tea in my hand. January is a slow month and I am trying to enjoy it because I know that in a couple of month I will be working my as of. There is no such thing as a summer vacation for a wedding photographer as me. But I don't mind that at all. I have another kind of freedom than a "regular" worker and I love that. Soon I fly to Milan for retouching and assisting at a fashion shoot for an Italian photographer. After that I will go directly to Berlin for a couple of days of hardcore fun with lovely friends. It's time to take down mine and Manolo Ty's exhibition at Tiger Lilys. We will have a finissage so if you are in town you should definitely stop by for free drinks and cool people. I will will post more info soon.

P.s the girl in the picture is Cosette, one of my favorite models. I found this one today when I was looking for pictures that I missed the first time.

24 Jan 2012

Problems with my Facebook site...

Since last week my facebook site Isabell N Wedin / Arty Farty Photography in not working well. Things that I post disappear and the things that you can see is not possible for every follower to see. I have no idea how to solve this problem and facebook is not really helping. There is a bug and it so annoying. If you have had a similar problem please let me know. Until then there is not much I can do about it.... :( 

My wedding site has been updated with more couples and photos.

Klick on www.turturduva.se to have a look!

If only I had wings... (Malmö)

22 Jan 2012

The Swan (self portrait, Berlin)

I've heard somewhere that the difference between good and bad art is that good art makes you forget about reality. For a second there is something else that captures you and makes you forget time and space.  But I also think that great art is something that you can connect with. Sometimes when I go to art shows I feel like an outsider. I can not understand what I see and it doesn't trigger any emotions, besides the fact that I get frustrated. I guess that's why I love photography because It's easier to connect with an images that is somehow reality. But it's hard in one way to really capture someone with what you do, as a photographer, at least for a longer amount of time. A photograph is quite flat when you think about it. It doesn't make sounds, it has no real scent, it doesn't move and it has no taste. A photograph has to speak to your own dreams and memories.
Now and then I take self portraits and I still don't know why. It's not that I'm narcissistic because most of the times you can't see that it's me. Maybe it's a way of confirming my own existence. It's a scary thought that we are all gonna die one day. I think most of us want to leave a trace behind because we are afraid of being forgotten.

21 Jan 2012

Kiss of sun

On one of my walks, that I try to take everyday, I found a magic spot of bushes with white berries. They problaby had a different color once but winter has made them pale. I had a vision of a blond girl standing in the middle of the bushes. I spoke about this idea with one of my favorite models and she refined my vision with her styling and make-up.  We also found ourselves blessed with the sun, that is hard to catch these days in January. In my favorite picture, the first one, it looks like she and the sun is kissing. It just feels a little bit magical...

20 Jan 2012

Strawberry blond

What a creative and wonderful day. I spent some time with my friend/DJ/model Gabriela Calheira Diestel. I've photographed her several times but every time she brings something new to the table, she is full of wonderful surprises. Since it's winter we started out indoors in my apartment. She did both the make-up and the styling herself. Usually I give her some words to kind of set the direction of the shoot, to let her know what I have in mind, but then it's all about what she creates. I love working this way, it's so much fun and so spontaneous. Tonight I give you these four pictures but tomorrow your in for a real treat. Then I will post the photos from outdoor which I think are pretty awesome. 

16 Jan 2012

Lifestyle Mirror

Last week I was asked if I wanted to contribute with a photo for a new online magazine called Lifestyle Mirror, based in NY. I was very happy to do this and I just found out that they picked the photo of Cosette from last spring. Are you curious of what it looks like, then just click on the following link: http://www.lifestylemirror.com/wp/?cat=8&contributorID=1555


14 Jan 2012

Digging for gold

January is really the month when things slows down. The weather and the light can be quite uninspiring. It's the perfect time to go back and find those photos that I missed the first time around. I have updated my website with a lot of new pictures latley. Why don't you check it out... www.isabellnwedin.com

8 Jan 2012

It's always darkest before the dawn (self-portrait Sweden)

Regrets collect like old friends, here to relive your darkest moments. I can see no way, I can see no way. And all of the ghouls come out to play and every demon wants his pound of flesh, but I like keep some things to myself, I like to keep my issues drawn. It's always darkest before the dawn. And I've been a fool and I've been blind, I can never leave the past behind, I can see no way, I can see no way. I'm always dragging that horse around and our love is pastured such a mournful sound. Tonight I'm gonna bury that horse in the ground. So I like to keep my issues drawn, but it's always darkest before the dawn (Florence and the machine)

7 Jan 2012


It's my belief that we all have to find something that we are good at, something that enriches our lives, makes it worth living. For some it's clear to begin with and others search their hole lives for it. At the same time we have to kind of fit in to the structure, be part of society, make it all go around. Money rules the world in many ways, it can really give you opportunities, a feeling of security but in the end happiness has to come from inside of us. I have to decides what is best for me, what makes me happy. When we grow up we learn that the world is wide open, there is so much out there, waiting for us but at the same time we are hit by reality who says we have to seattle down, get a real job, have a family, play by the rules.  But what if that is not what will make you happy. Then you are seen as either a failure or really brave. There are people close to me who question my way of life, who doesn't understand. I don't make a lot of money on photography, I hope I will one day. But I make enough to make a living and the happiness I get from photographing or being creative is amazing. I love photographing people, to connect with them. In Sweden wedding photography is not so highly seen as in the US. But I don't care because it gives me good energy to be part of someones special day, to know that those images are gonna be treasured for a very long time and mean a lot to someone. And it's not easy photographing a wedding, you get one shoot at it and you have to focus all the time. I guess that is what I love about photography, that you have to be awake, you have be in the moment. I guess you could say photography is my kind of meditation. I have found something I'm good at, something that enriches my life, something that makes my life worth living.