On a recent shoot, Kate brought several pieces of art from Little Paper Planes. One in particular caught my eye (the one above, titled Period). It didn’t find a place in the final shot, but I was smitten. This weekend I had a chance to look up the artist and wanted to share his work with you.
Fredrik Åkum is a painter and photographer from Sweden. Fredrik’s paintings attempt to capture fleeting moments from Sweden’s short summers, like a bloom or a flag in the breeze. His style is a mix of his intention and the serendipitous interaction of the fluid materials he uses. I love the watery, dream-like effect this lends his work—there is such a peaceful quality in all his pieces. If you’d like to read more about Fredrik, there’s an interview with him at Little Paper Planes, where a small collection of his prints is also available.