You've got twenty shots, and each shot is a world
Area 52 Gallery,
May 5-8, 2016
Curated by C-print.
Märta Thisner, Frida Vega Salomonsson, Erik Wåhlström och Olle Bengtsson
You’ve got twenty shots, and each shot is a world
When I run into you at concerts and bars
We talk for ten minutes before I get harsh
I say I'm sorry, you say I'm not
But this is no déjà vu, this is no bug in time
This is a real-time machine.
(Britta Persson – 'Time Machine')
With a title which lends from Patti Smith, ‘You’ve got twenty shots, and each shot is a world’, is a
collaborative project curated by C-print Journal, and presented together with ACNE, bringing forth the
work of four emerging Swedish photographers that signify a generation to which they make part; Märta
Thisner, Frida Vega Salomonsson, Erik Wåhlström and Olle Bengtsson.
Märta Thisner (b.1981), Based in Stockholm, Märta Thisner’s practice extends both to portraiture
featuring her own generation of peers in music and arts and a diary of snapshot-like aesthetics alluding
to Nan Goldin and Wolfgang Tillmans, with an air of social intimacy and self-realization. Märta’s work
has appeared in publications such as Dazed & Confused, The Fader, Zoo Magazine, Vice and Girls
Like Us, and she currently serves as an editor of Rodeo Wave.
Frida Vega Salomonsson (b.1994), Frida Vega Salomonsson rose to recognition with her camera in the
blogosphere and realm of social media, propelled by her 'it girl' status. With a canny eye for detail and
identity, Frida juggles commercial assignments and art projects which sees her as the founder and
Editor-in- chief of Paper Light Magazine.
Erik Wåhlström (b.1982), Erik Wåhlström belongs to a group of rising photographers in Stockholm
whose work intersects fine art and fashion and which notably helped shaping the visual identity of
Swedish brands like Our Legacy and & Other Stories, with his work appearing notably in publications
such as Bon Magazine, Nylon, GQ, Rodeo and Butt Magazine.
Olle Bengtsson (b.1991), Based in Paris, Olle Bengtsson’s education and background make for the
foundation of his photographic trademark, picking up his camera only in 2015 after resigning at BETC
agency in Paris. Finding himself in still life photography, Olle’s work weighs on intricate technical
arrangements and studies, nodding to a long-standing interest in science, architecture and geometry.
He is today one of the most promising still life photographers.