/ 2016 / Fine Art / Digitally Enhanced


  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Digitally Enhanced
  • Photographer
    Tommy Ingberg
  • Website

For me, surrealism is about trying to explain something abstract like a feeling or a
thought, expressing the subconscious with a picture. For this series I have used my own
inner life, thoughts and feelings as seeds to my pictures. In that sense the work is very
personal, almost like a visual diary.
Despite this subjectiveness in the process I hope that the work can engage the viewer in
her or his own terms. I want the viewers to produce their own questions and answers when
looking at the pictures, my own interpretations are really irrelevant in this context.

Today I work predominantly with black and white, surrealistic photo montages. I do my photography in a studio as well as out in the field, and then combine the source material into images on the computer. My pictures start off with a feeling, a story, a riddle for the viewer to think about. I strive for simple, scaled back compositions with few elements, where every part adds to the story, but where there are still gaps for the viewer to fill.