from The School of Photography and Film, Gothenburg University in June
2000. In my MA work I used my studio, which is also my home, as my point
of departure. I rigged a large format camera high by the ceiling above
the floor and aimed it straight down and photographed every room in my
home. The work resulted in a series of photographs on everyday life or
traces of that life.
While working with my thesis project I noticed that all the objects in a birds' eye view photograph are equally important or central. By using a long focal depth, a small breadcrumb on an armchair at one edge of the photograph became as obvious and central as a line of toy cars on the floor at the other edge of the photo. Also I found out that there is no one obvious way to compose the images since the eye is unaccustomed in seeing interiors from a birds’ eye perspective.