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.
Digital Arts 2022
Selected Travel Editorials DN, Allt om Resor 2016 – 2022
Burlesque on Stage
Halland Opera and Vocal Festival Promotion 2016 – 2022
Promotional images for Halland Opera and Vocal Festival 2016 – 2022. Photography and Copyright Anna W Thorbjörnsson.
Stockholm Portraits 2016 – 2022
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.
Sweco, Business Portraits 2021
Press images for Amanda Borneke, Circular Specialist at Sweco, 2021.
Press images for Vania Khairalla at Sweco, shot 2021.
Tifa. Copyright Anna W Thorbjörnsson, 2012.
Published Travel Guide Books
Historiska Berlin is a travel guide book published together with Anna W Thorbjörnsson by Roos & Tegnér in October 2019. It can be bought directly from us, in most book stores or online at adlibris or Bokus.
The Female Eye, 2018 – 2019
The Female Eye is a fine art nude series raising questions about what makes a person a subject or an object in an image. The key words for this projects are integrity are strength. The series was shot during 2018 and 2019 and was internationally awarded. It was also selected to exhibit at the Festival Européen de la Nu in Arles, France 2019 selected work shown at the group exhibition “Undressed for Success?” at Falsterbo Photo Art Museum April 2022 – January 2023.
Photography and Copyright Anna W Thorbjörnsson 2018 – 2019
Operasinger Anna Larsson, Promotion
Opera on Stage
Having My Pet For Lunch, Malmö 2016
At Savoy Grill, Malmö. Photography and Copyright Anna W Thorbjörnsson 2016. Props and Costume Petra Hjortsberg, Makeup and hair Linnea Thelander.