We had been planning this since end of March, and finally last Saturday, the day arrived for the photoshoot. Maria Haugen-Lund studies to become a tailor at Stockholms Tillskärarakademie and has created some beautiful clothes. I reached out to her about doing a collaboration after seeing one of her creations on instagram. We also teamed up with Jennifer Wallén and Emelie Boll who both are wonderful dancers and a joy to photograph with.
Our plan was to take the train to Tullinge and walk from there to Hamra grustag. The weather had been great the days before, but on the day of the shoot we had rain and cloudy skies. We braved the bad weather and did the first part of the photoshoot outdoors, but then changed the plan for the second half and instead headed to Näsbypark to do the last set of photos indoors in my Green Room. We got some great shots in both locations, so while it would have been great to have better weather, we were quite happy with how it turned out.
It is special when a new constellation of people come together simply because the will of wanting to create. To me that is something unique for all the arts. How they can be combined, intertwined and collaborative. You get to encounter people with different routes and yet you end up gathered for a moment in time and bring something to existence. And how beautiful it was to have Maria with us as an additional creator in the room. Maria and her handmade clothes definitely brought a whole other feeling.Jennifer Wallén
My name is Maria and I am a tailor student at Tillskärarakademin. Since I was a child creativity and sewing has been a big part of my life. When I was a teenage I knew that I wanted to work with fashion.Maria Haugen-Lund
You can work with fashion in many different ways. And I have had really hard to find where I wanted to be. But over time I have found how I like to work, what inspires me, and what I want to work for. Everyone knows that fashion is a very dirty industry and the last thing I want to be is another one involved.
In my work I try to combine fine work with material that is already existing. For example the blue top – the fabric in this top is bought on a flea market on Orust. Almost all of my garments are made with some kind of material from second hand or donations.
I like to continue to work creative where I use the material that is already existing and make garments that can be used in different ways, for a very long time.
Behind the scenes video (1 minute):
Projects like this take a bit of planning and coordination but they are so worth it. Everyone brings something to the creative process, and it is fun to see how ideas form and are refined through the interaction within the team. Many thanks to Maria, Jennifer and Emelie for a really fun photoshoot!
Instagram: Maria, Emelie, Jennifer, Johannes