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Conundrum by Martina Holmberg

Posted on March 09, 2024 - By Martina Holmberg
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Conundrum by Martina Holmberg
Conundrum by Martina Holmberg
Conundrum is a poetic reflection on human beings and our existence on earth.

The human strives to be loved, find meaning in life and hide our failings. After all, we're all just humans, trying to do our best to create a meaningful life during the limited time that we have been given. In this vulnerable state there is something deeply universal.

The images are photographed with different techniques such as Polaroid film, digital camera and analog film. The damaged emulsion from the polaroid film has been added to the images. It becomes a metaphor for the inevitable flaws of life and humans. The damaged emulsion also adds an element of randomness to the images that amplifies the things that we cannot affect in life.

The photos are a tribute to human beings and our shortcomings and attempts to find meaning in life. The photo book Conundrum will be published in September 2024.


Martina Holmberg

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Martina Holmberg

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Martina Holmberg

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Martina Holmberg

© Martina Holmberg


Martina Holmberg
Martina Holmberg is a freelance photographer based and born in Stockholm, Sweden. As a child, she often accompanied her father to the darkroom where he copied black and white photographs. She loved to pass through the doors into the dark room and smell the chemicals from the vats where the photographs slowly emerged in the liquids. Perhaps it was there that her interest in photography began without her knowledge at the time.

Holmberg is both a writer and photographer, and women's different living conditions have been a common thread in her work for many years. An incurable curiosity about the human being is the main reason why she become a photographer and writer. She have traveled around the world for various aid organizations and on her own assignments where she have portrayed people's different living conditions. Often with a focus on women's rights. She find just as much inspiration in creating a feeling or an inner state on a more subtle level. She love to challenging herself by trying new expressions to constantly evolve. Over the years she has published eight books, and her work has been exhibited, awarded, and published internationally.
www.martinaholmberg.com


Martina Holmberg

© Martina Holmberg



Martina Holmberg

© Martina Holmberg



Martina Holmberg

© Martina Holmberg



Martina Holmberg

© Martina Holmberg



Martina Holmberg

© Martina Holmberg



Martina Holmberg

© Martina Holmberg



Martina Holmberg

© Martina Holmberg



Martina Holmberg

© Martina Holmberg



Martina Holmberg

© Martina Holmberg



Martina Holmberg

© Martina Holmberg


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