Photographer of the Week: Fredrik Skogkvist

Swedish art photographer Fredrik Skogkvist says his driving passion is his curiosity about the world and the people in it.

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His objective is to take things as he finds them, accepting everything as it is, but that doesn’t make him just a documentarist.

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On the contrary, he acknowledges the richness of the world and uses his lens to bring out the full diversity of its beauty and joy.

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And the outcome is what is website calls ‘a kind of raw honesty’: ‘it’s like you’ve met the people he portrays before but can’t remember where.’

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There might be other reasons why some people might think they already knew the lady in the shoot that interests us.

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She’s Carolina Gynning, winner of the 2004 series of the Swedish Big Brother, and, whereas many others emerge from the house triumphant, rich, famous and talentless, Carolina went on to a successful media career as well as becoming a noted creator of designer jewelry. In 2009, Sweden’s Café magazine decided to run a feature on her in its April issue, and hired Fredrik Skogkvist to take the photos.

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Of course, you know what’s coming. But it’s worth first taking a quick detour back in time to 2004, just after she’d won Big Brother, when she had a one-night stand with aspirant model Calum Best, son of British soccer legend George. In the course of the evening, he gave her a spanking. And, she told the tabloids afterwards, she discovered that she enjoyed it.

So there were no terrors for her in the shoot she did with Fredrik Skogkvist in February 2009!

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You can tell just how relaxed she was about it in one of the alternative shots that didn’t make it into the magazine:

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If you are interested in Fredrik Skogkvist’s photography, please visit his website.

One thought on “Photographer of the Week: Fredrik Skogkvist

  1. jimc says:

    Always enjoy otk photographs and this set really caught my eye. It does seem like some other fashion shoots with otk overtones. I think back to ThE SPY WHO LOVED ME with Barbara Bach and some of the others that followed. i Enjoy your finds and do try to see your site whenever i can. Thanks for all your research and all that you share i really enjoy all your otk finds that you share. Have a great day.
    Jim

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