Quarantine Queen 2020

When the pandemic hit in spring 2020 it changed everything. For my own part I went from being used to explore new places, getting a constant stream of impressions – to complete stillness. However, my creative restlessness was still present and I went through the shifting emotions of disbelief, depression, anger, death anxiety, hysteria and repression all stapled on one another. And loneliness. I longed (as most human beings) to share my feelings with others.

All of this resulted in a photographic self-portrait project about a fictional persona called Quarantine Queen. From a personal perspective this was a way for me to deal with my emotions and restless creativity as well as reaching out to others. Quarantine Queen can be many things; entertaining, thoughtful, miserable, angry – frustrated and sometimes an extreme exhibitionist.

From a photographic perspective I wanted to challenge myself with using only objects in my home and also my home as the location. Of course, this mirrors the limitations of being in isolation.

How I use colour, light and composition are always important considerations, even if I use my home instead of a professional studio. I want to show that creativity overcomes technical abundance when it comes to creating an image. The power is in the idea.

Halland Opera and Vocal Festival Promotion 2016 – 2022

Promotional images for Halland Opera and Vocal Festival 2016 – 2022. Photography and Copyright Anna W Thorbjörnsson. 

At The Beach Gym, Malmö 2021

Collaboration with model Cecilia Neuman, scenographer and costumer Petra Hjortsberg Möller and Makeupartist Ebba Juslin. Headpieces borrowed from designer By Frida Em. Shot at Ribersborgsstranden, Malmö, 2021.