Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spotlight...Camilla Åkrans

There's not a whole hell of a lot to be found about Camilla Åkrans in terms of biography or information, out there. Which, in a way, is great because a little mystery never hurt anybody.
The Swedish star photographer Camilla Åkrans is one of the biggest names when fashion houses are picking a photographer to shoot their ad campaigns. 33 year old Camilla Akrans has done several big ad campaigns and she has also won the prestigious Best Photographer Award at the ELLE awards, 2006.
This is about as much as I got. I did, however, find an interview with Åkrans during which she had some interesting things to say about her beautiful, beautiful work.

Vogue China

Numéro

Numéro

Vogue Germany

Vogue Germany

"It's about trying to tell a story and to tell the model what kind of character she is while she is doing it, why she does it, instead of just telling her to do it. That's why I like to work with models that are interested in a kind of acting...
...if you don't get the connection with the model, then it's less successful."

Man About Town

Man About Town

New York Times

New York Times

Numéro

"[Photography is] like any artist: either you like to do it and you should do what you like to do and if no one else likes it, screw them, and if they do it's fantastic. I don't think you should change or try to do different stuff just to please the market, because in the end then maybe you don't like what you do and there's not point in doing it."

Pure inspiration...

I received this award from the gorgeous I'm Heraid over at Poorly Fashioned.

The rules...
1. Pass the award to 12 others.
2. Link the chosen ones within your post, and inform them in a comment.
3. Share the love and the link to the person who gave it to you.

I'm incredibly short on time, so instead of 12 I'm going to link only 4 (forgive me).
I pass the torch on to...
Style On Track
Cafe Fashionista
Chai, Cinnamon and Couture
Welcome to Fashion Court...The Verdict Is In


More awards tomorrow!

Romany

[photos courtesy of lundlund.com]

17 comments:

Joellen said...

Wow! She is definitely amazing. I love finding new inspirations!

joellenlove.blogspot.com

PS Thank you for the kind words!

CL, said...

aww thank you so much romany :) you're too sweet! i love this post, akrins is so good at bringing out a girl's beauty :) the spread she did for vogue china with anna s has got to be one of my favourite editorials of all time! and toni garn was such a doll for vogue germany! i love all the interview quotes you posted! brilliant :) thanks again, have a fantastic easter!

Josie said...

She is lovely. What gorgeous, inspiring photos!
xxoo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Zoë said...

I love love love her work!

michelle_ said...

she's amaazzinngg !
very good inspiration !
hugs and kisses ..
glisters and blisters

Inspiration in Italy said...

Wow, gorgeous photos. Congrats on your award!

Yes, it is my husband that takes my photos and I agree, he is an aMAZING photographer! He has many talents. :)

xo
Rachel

sunaina said...

Lovely photos, congrats on your award! I'm so curious about True Blood right now. Will start watching next week. Thanks for the compliment about the video, will tell my friend!:) I just heard that song for the first time but already love it xoxo

ellesappelle said...

this is a great post. her work is really beautiful.

MyStrawberryCocktail said...

oh wow! these photos are amazing!!! im soooo amazed! beautiful!
xoxo

Audrey Allure said...

Beautiful photos!

nookie said...

love her photography!
And I agree with her, if the photographer doesn't have a connection with the model the photos will be "mediocre":)

Diya said...

I love the shot from vogue germany. soooo gorgeous!

ps. if ya have time please check out my blog:
http://diyainherstilettos.blogspot.com/

Savvy Gal said...

snazzy editorial. my fav is from vogue china.

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ohmigosh I am OBSESSED with these pictures. I love the lighting - it's very vintage.

Congratulations on the award, my love; and thank you, thank you, thank you for passing it on to me - you are the absolute sweetest!! :)

Dolly Daydream aka Jasmine said...

The people I am really interested in I can never find enough info about them I spose i have never looked at it this way!

From Dolly
XX
http://dollydaydreamsdomicile.blogspot.com/

meg said...

Very inspiring..this sort of free-bird intention. Amazing.

Glam Girl said...

Those picture from Vogue are so classy!