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BLENDA SETTERWALL KLINGERT End­less­ly in­tri­gu­ed by the re­la­tions­hip between im­pres­sions and ex­pres­sions in so­ci­e­ty, cul­tu­re, histo­ry and eve­ryday li­fe, Klingert has her roots in mu­sic, jour­na­lism and art histo­ry. With the am­bi­tion to let in­te­rest and in­spi­ra­tion le­ad the way, she works in a va­ri­e­ty of fi­elds wit­hin the cul­tural sphe­re, ran­ging from wri­ting and in­ter­vi­ewing to mu­sic ma­king, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, dra­ma and film fes­ti­vals. She cur­rent­ly di­vi­des her ti­me equal­ly between Stock­holm and Pa­ris.

JADE D'ECONZAC MBAY Jade D'econzac Mbay, AKA­con­zac, AKA DJ Miss Sha­dey, is a ve­ry acti­ve nou­veau club kid who wri­tes, blogs, runs an in­de­pen­dent clot­hing li­ne and has ma­na­ged the po­pu­lar club Hum­lan in Stock­holm. Jade is now ba­sed in Co­pen­ha­gen, study­ing full ti­me at the Scan­di­na­vi­an Aca­de­my of In­ter­na­tio­nal Fashion & De­sign, whe­re she con­ti­nues to hold down ma­ny pro­jects with fa­bu­lous de­mu­re.

MO­TO­HI­KO HASUI Ra­i­sed in To­kyo, Hasui tra­ve­led to the UK in 2003 to study pho­to­grap­hy at the Lon­don Col­lege of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion. Sin­ce re­tur­ning to Ja­pan in 2007, his work has ap­pe­a­red in ma­ga­zi­nes and ad­ver­ti­se­ments both in and out­si­de Ja­pan. He con­ti­nues to cre­a­te his own per­so­nal works and in 2013 re­le­a­sed his pho­to book “Per­so­nal Ma­ters” with Lon­don-ba­sed publisher Be­mo­ja­ke, in­clu­ding unu­su­al snap­shots of eve­ryday li­fe.

NINJA HAN­NA Ninja Han­na was born and ra­i­sed in the north of Swe­den, whe­re she first trai­ned her ar­tistic eye. Al­ways in­te­res­ted in co­lor, form and sty­le, she star­ted out with art school am­bi­tions to be­come a pain­ter but even­tu­al­ly drop­ped out to pur­sue a ca­re­er in fashion pho­to­grap­hy. She went on to study at the Gam­le­by school of pho­to­grap­hy and la­ter con­ti­nu­ed her stu­di­es at the Lon­don Col­lege of Fashion. Now sett­led in Stock­holm, Ninja Han­na has do­ne com­mer­ci­al and edi­to­ri­al work for BACK, Oda­lis­que Ma­ga­zi­ne, Schön! Dansk and BON Ma­ga­zi­ne, among ot­hers. With an ex­pres­si­ve and bold sen­se of sto­ry­tel­ling, light and play­ful­ness Ninja con­ti­nues to at­tract the ey­es of the in­du­stry.

OS­KAR GYLLENSWÄRD Os­kar Gyllenswärd is a Swe­dish Fashion and Portrait pho­to­grap­her who di­vi­des his ti­me between Stock­holm and Lon­don. Af­ter com­ple­ting a Bache­lor in Arts and Vi­su­al Com­mu­ni­ca­tion he has worked with so­me of the biggest na­mes in the in­ter­na­tio­nal fashion pho­to­grap­hy are­na, shoo­ting for Won­der­land, Bur­ber­ry, Con­tri­bu­tor Ma­ga­zi­ne, Bon, Ni­ke and ot­hers. Fin­ding in­spi­ra­tion in docu­men­ta­ry books, 17th cen­tu­ry pain­tings and ci­ne­ma­to­grap­hy, the evoca­ti­ve qua­li­ti­es of light be­come an im­por­tant part of his work.

PA­TRI­CIA REYES Pa­tri­cia was born in Ve­ne­zu­e­la to a Swe­dish fat­her and Ve­ne­zu­e­lan mot­her. She mo­ved to Swe­den when she was th­ree and is cur­rent­ly ba­sed in Stock­holm. Reyes star­ted ta­king pho­to­grap­hs at the age of 15 and la­ter star­ted as­sis­ting, which led to fashion pho­to­grap­hy. She now di­vi­des her ti­me between edi­to­ri­al and com­mer­ci­al work and portrait pho­to­grap­hy.

RAG­NAR PERS­SON Stock­holm-ba­sed il­lu­stra­tor Rag­nar Pers­son was born 1980 in Ta­vel­sjö, Swe­den and gradu­a­ted from Konst­fack Col­lege of Arts, Crafts and De­sign in 2007. His work in the fi­ne arts focu­ses on pen­cil-drawn images that do not bridge but rat­her expand the gap between the me­an and the naï­ve, the idyl­lic and the bru­tal, the abysmal and the plain.

SI­MON LARS­SON Si­mon Lars­son is a pho­to­grap­her ba­sed in Stock­holm, Swe­den. He first star­ted with pho­to­grap­hy as a naï­ve 19-ye­ar-old boy, spen­ding his sa­vings on a Has­sel­blad ca­me­ra and a flight tic­ket to Ha­va­na on­ly to re­turn ho­me short­ly af­ter­ward, sca­red half to de­ath and with over­ex­po­sed ne­ga­ti­ves. Le­ar­ning pho­to­grap­hy la­ter through ye­ars of as­sis­ting ma­ny of Swe­den's most re­now­ned pho­to­grap­hers and study­ing the histo­ry of pho­to­grap­hy at Konst­fack Col­lege of Art, he now pur­sues his vi­sion of fashion and art pho­to­grap­hy with a lo­ve for old lar­ge-for­mat ca­me­ras and for the smell of dar­kroom che­mistry. TIM ETCHELLS Tim Etchells is an ar­tist and wri­ter ba­sed in Shef­fi­eld and Lon­don. Of­ten con­cer­ned with li­ve­ness and pre­sence and with the un­fol­ding of events in ti­me and pla­ce, he descri­bes his work as "di­ver­se, mo­ving from a ba­se in per­for­man­ce in­to vi­su­al art and fic­tion."

TO­BI­AS LUND­KVIST To­bi­as Lund­kvist is a fashion pho­to­grap­her and director ba­sed in Stock­holm, Swe­den. He com­bi­nes clas­si­cal vi­su­al pho­to­grap­hy with a strong, con­tem­po­ra­ry aest­he­tic. Wor­king first as an as­si­stant for Mikael Jans­son for se­ve­ral ye­ars, Lund­kvist star­ted his own ca­re­er in 2008. He has sin­ce pro­du­ced edi­to­ri­al work for L'of­fi­ci­el Hom­mes, Bon Ma­ga­zi­ne and Sty­le­by Ma­ga­zi­ne as well as com­mer­ci­al as­sign­ments for H&M, Hu­go Boss, Esca­da, Dag­mar and Eton. On this shoot To­bi­as en­joyed wor­king by one of his fa­vou­ri­te la­kes ne­ar his ho­me, col­la­bo­ra­ting for the first ti­me with sty­list Jo­sef For­se­li­us and a gre­at group of upcoming new mo­dels. To­bi­as is al­so a pas­sio­na­te sur­fer and na­tu­re lo­ver.

VICTOR FLUMÉ Vik­tor Flumé's con­stant dri­ve has ta­ken him all over the world, first as a re­now­ned mo­del wor­king for glo­bal ma­ga­zi­nes such as Vo­gue & Are­na and then evol­ving in­to a vi­sio­na­ry fashion pho­to­grap­her. In­spi­red and led by Swe­dish pho­to­grap­her Christi­an Co­in­bergh, he le­ar­ned the ma­gic of the ca­me­ra from scratch, la­ter as­sis­ting fashion pho­to­grap­her Ca­mil­la Åkrans on shoots for Ita­li­an Vo­gue, Chi­na Vo­gue, Nip­pon Vo­gue, Numéro and Har­pers Ba­zaar. Vik­tor has sin­ce shot for brands such as Adi­das, H&M and May­bel­li­ne and ma­ga­zi­nes in­cl­lu­ding Ro­deo, BON, Con­tri­bu­tor, Sty­le­by, Won­der­land, ICON and Scan­di­na­via SSAW, docu­men­ting the con­tem­po­ra­ry Scan­di­na­vi­an fashion sce­ne whi­le cap­tu­ring pe­op­le and cha­rac­ters with pas­sion and a sharp eye.

WERONIKA PÉ­REZ BORJAS Borjas is a hipochond­ri­ac fashion and arts wri­ter with Sa­ku­ra in her hair and a pas­sion for all that is sweet and creepy. She has been con­tri­bu­ting to ma­ga­zi­nes and web­si­tes in Swe­den, the UK, the US and Po­land, as well as po­sing and sty­ling for dif­fe­rent pho­to­grap­hers around the world. She con­stant­ly mix­es Spa­nish, Po­lish, Eng­lish and Swe­dish up in her he­ad and re­cent­ly star­ted le­ar­ning Ja­pa­ne­se as well.

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