Sweden’s Mattias Edwall is one of Scandinavia’s most respected photographers. From a family of artists, Edwall was raised with deep roots in the performing arts. Having lived for stretches in other cities, New York and Miami notably, Edwall has maintained his life and career entrenched in Stockholm.
His body of work spans fashion editorial to album cover art, though his passion is portraits – a confession that he only concedes couched in saying, “If I only had one choice, if a gun were held to my head.”
Edwall’s portraits convey simplicity and elegance, while feeling strikingly intimate. He bears an uncanny ability to capture and deliver closeness in his subjects, regardless of how untouchable they might seem.