22 June 2009

The looking glass photos

Amusement park


Bedroom with searchlights




Full moon and fire alarm



Girl blocking door



Girl with cat t-shirt



Lovers



Mother in church room



Photo album dreaming



Photographing each other



Planet hollywood


Plastic boy and real girl



In my work I often take interest in the relations between memory, photography and autobiography and how those subjects interfere with each other and their balance between fiction and reality. Photography is to me a way of telling and constructing more or less autobiographical stories. I present these stories as photograpchic series that deals with the borders between the documentary and the staged, the real and the unreal and the past and the present. This series is titled The looking glass photos. In this work I have been inspired by the photographs in an old family photo album and followed the assocations they gave me.
Photo and text: Helga Härenstam

-invited by Jan Buse




6 comments:

lukaszbiederman said...

great pictures!! (amusement park is my favorite ;)

lukaszbiederman said...

and a Girl with cat t-shirt .. all are outstanding !!

jeanne said...

great stuff -- I'm always so pleased to be let into people's processes. Thanks!

Umma said...

Great images! I especieally like the cat t-shirt picture. It's awesome!

paolo saccheri said...

wonderful images!

cr said...

I love these, and I thanks to the F blog for finding such inspiring photographs.