CON­TRIB­U­TORS

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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, AKA J.de­con­zac, 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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