Photographs and Text by Hedda Ofverholm Thorén
BA (Hons) Interaction Design Arts (Year 1)
As my starting point, this work became all about exploration for me. At the time, I was spending a lot of time at my family’s summer place in the Swedish archipelago. It’s a nature reserve, allowing the nature to stand untouched; the trees grow tall and the moss covers the ground. It is a special feeling to be there and since the Corona pandemic broke out it has become an even more important place for me, where I can escape the craziness back in my hometown Stockholm.
I spent a lot of time out exploring and studying the nature in more detail, looking for scenes and places I had never seen before. It made me encounter new feelings that I haven’t experienced earlier. It felt magical, but at the same time also terrifying and sad because at some point I realized that there is a possibility that what I have photographed will not always remain. In a few years, everything could be gone.
As a result, my photographic sequence ‘Come Find Me’ is a series exploring new notions of naturally occurring frames, but also a sequence exploring and documenting the uncertain future of our nature.