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This past Sunday, just as we switched to summer time here in Sweden, Jade Ribaud and I did a morning dance photoshoot in Gamla stan. This was our second photoshoot together, for the curious here is a link to our previous Lingua Franca photoshoot that we did in Näsbypark.

We met up at the underground station with a vague plan to wander around see what we could find, and started heading towards Mårten Trotsigs gränd, which is a really steep and narrow little passage between two old buildings. What is nice with that location is that you get a very strong vertical line that you can include in the composition.

Jade Ribaud at Mårten Trotsigs gränd
Jade Ribaud

My name is Jade Ribaud, I’m 20 years old and I’m a student in the contemporary line at the Royal Swedish Ballet School. I was born in south of France but I grew up in Sweden. I started dancing when I was 4 with ballet cause my parents are both professional ballet dancers.

Gamla Stan was the very first place I lived in when I moved to Stockholm. I lived there for 3 years. I will always remember that as a kid I was playing “hide and seek” with my father in the narrow streets. My appartement was so big! I could dance in my enormous living room with a view on whole Stockholm. During winter the snow on the buildings with the Christmas harmony was making my child’s soul dream. At the entrance of my building was a vinyl store that was playing music every day. The best memory that I will keep from living there is also that at this time, my little brother “Chocolat” (my old dog) was still alive.

To be back in Gamla Stan made me think about these memories and despite that their just memories, they keep living in my head and heart forever.

Jade Ribaud
Jade Ribaud. We really liked the red colour on the houses in the background, also there were no houses on our right, so we got plenty of skylight.
Jade Ribaud
Jade Ribaud
Jade Ribaud
Jade Ribaud
Jade Ribaud
Jade Ribaud
Jade Ribaud

Many thanks to Jade for a fun photoshoot!

Instagram: Jade, Johannes

— Johannes

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