Artist: Victor Bergstedt
Size: 50x70 cm
About the piece
By taking this photograph, Victor wanted to show the grandeur of nature and the contrast of a small person with the big mountains in the background.
This place is a major tourist spot, and thus difficult to shoot without people in it. Victor wanted to have only one person standing in the middle of the bridge alone, with the help of his cousin, and they didn’t think it would be a problem. It rained a little bit, so they thought the tourists weren’t really going to stand there for too long. But once they got there, it took about two hours before they had the bridge for themselves — and they did for about fifteen seconds before a person went out on the plateau. Victor was standing in the same place for two hours, in a tree, to get the angle of the picture.
A sentence that comes to mind is “patient is key” and that if you have a vision for something, never give up.
About the artist
Victor Bergstedt (b. 1995) is a Stockholm based photographer. He is interested in capturing places that not many people visit and how powerful things can happen in these depopulated places. In his photographs he uses a sensitive technique to capture the details of the movement of the smoke. He is inspired by how a small components can become a powerful feeling.