Artist: Frida Vega Salomonsson
Size: 70x50 cm
About the piece
Salomonsson always photographs first and foremost people, so Tulips – an image without direct human presence is different from her other works. Tulips are not exotic or particularly expensive. They are available in every supermarket to purchase. A very common flower that is kind of lacking identity. However, when Salomonsson saw these abandoned tulips on a cement floor, she realised how beautiful they are in themselves. Sometimes, an object needs to be removed from its natural context, to be able to view it with new eyes. The photo is taken with an analogue Contax T2 with 35mm film Portra 400 that she often brings with her in her pocket. The photo is a part of her continuous documentation and collecting of images that emerges organically in the moment.
About the artist
Frida Vega Salomonsson (b.1994) is the founder and curator of the printed photography magazine Paper Light. She shoots both digital photos with her Canon 5D Mark III and analogue photos with her Contax T2. She is inspired by people around her in general and interesting individuals in particular.