Lisa HASSELGREN - Photographer
Lisa Hasselgren was born and raised in the north of Sweden in 1979. She started creating images and paintings in aquarell and oil, evolving into studying traditional black and white photography and later fashion photography. After landing the position as first assistant and retoucher for fashion photographer Carl Bengtsson in Stockholm, Sweden, she has now been freelancing as a photographer for two years with the base in Stockholm, working for magazines and designers, both swedish and international clients, such as Vouge, Sofifi, Rita Saardi, Lindex, The Shirt Factory, Beyond Retro, People, Judits, Nöjesguiden, City, Metro, Milo of Sweden and Hea7en.
Her work mainly derives from the Northern solicitude, the stillness and the unfulfilled aspiration for something inexplicable. Inspired by the past, ancient stories, images and especially old paintings, portraits, mixed with the inspiration of the present, relations, films, music and musicvideos, her dreamy and old-fashioned poetic images more often resembles paintings rather than photographs. Though the essence of the images are predetermined and carefully planned before shooting, the main part of the images’ magic and special touch are made in the after effects of the retouch.