With this series, Mikael Jansson further reinforces his unique position, not just as a master of his own genre, fashion photography–no, here, he takes another step into the cultural mythology in which the finest of all Swedish storytellers and lyricists are represented. The company he is joining has members like Evert Taube, August Strindberg, and Ingmar Bergman. While these comparisons are far from modest, they are nonetheless incontrovertibly appropriate. The main addition one might make is that Mikael Jansson is able, rather than objectifying and fixating on the oppositions of male and female, model and artist, or human and nature, to erase these boundaries, and thus achieve a unique sense of intimacy and a timeless, alluring mystique. It ought to be no surprise to anybody that Daria in the Archipelago is destined to be counted among the mainstream canon of Swedish nature romanticism.
Welcome to our summer exhibition!