About 

Andreas Ackerup (b: Stockholm, Sweden, 1971)

Andreas Ackerup’s photography is direct, reality-based and always has a strong sense of presence. He works in an old-school style, with analogue 35mm cameras, color film and a 35mm lens.

When Andreas was 17, he bought his first camera and started to take pictures of nature, family and friends. He started collecting photography books with masters as Brassaï, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Nadar, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Helmut Newton among others. He also got his hands on fashion magazines, such as Harper’s Bazar, British & Italian Vogue and French Glamour, where he discovered, and immediately fell for, Mikael Jansson’s work. Jansson, and the cinematic feeling of his images, has remained a source of inspiration throughout Andreas’ career.

One of Andreas’ first jobs was for an advertising photographer in Stockholm, where he learned classic studio lightning and darkroom techniques. Shortly after that, Andreas dream came true when he was hired by Mikael Jansson, where he stayed as an assistant and studio manager for over four years.

In 1999 Andreas moved to New York City, where he worked as a freelance assistant for Paul Jasmin, and others. However, his first editorial job, for the now-iconic Swedish magazine Stockholm New, led to a number of opportunities in his native Sweden, prompting Andreas to start his own business in Stockholm in 2000.

Other highlights of Andreas’ artistic career are an extensive exhibition at Bartle Bogle Hegarty in London, showing 25 photographs, and the exhibition of a self-published book at Färgfabriken (Stockholm) with self-portraits from 1998 to 2008. Andreas shot a daily self-portrait for 10 years, for a total of 3650 pictures in the book. He is still doing a self-portrait every day – 20 years and counting – and he’s planning a new exhibition.

Andreas’ most significant exhibition to date is Cogitatio (which means meditation, reflection, thinking in Latin), in 2017. It showcased 16 stunning images of nature, which were also released in a book, in a limited edition of 250 copies. The theme of Cogitatio is stopping time to reflect on yourself, in your own environment; expressing the need for a revolt against the constant, and accelerating, stream of images that inundates contemporary life.

Andreas’ current work is focuses on nature. His limited-edition prints are done with two different techniques: strictly analogue darkroom prints, or high-resolution images scanned and then projected with the laser technique of the LightJet machine. Both techniques deliver the highest photographic quality available as well as longevity.

 

Andreas Ackerup
Stora Hoparegränd 6
111 30 Stockholm
Sweden
+46-736424757
andreas@ackerup.com

 

Agent

Andrea Hasselrot
Skarp Agent 
Åsögatan 140
116 24 Stockholm
Sweden


 
Portfolio

Advertising & Editorial


My Point of View

A Mix of Pictures

 
 Limited Editions

All prints are made from negative. The prints are created either by me or in a professional darkroom in Stockholm or Paris. Select photos are available in ready-made editions and can be delivered at short notice. Delivery time for custom ordered images is a bit longer, depending on the amount of work needed in the darkroom. By clicking on Purchase you can send me an email and discuss the image you are interested in.

Cogitatio

Andreas’ most significant exhibition to date is Cogitatio (which means meditation, reflection, thinking in Latin), in 2017. It showcased 16 stunning images of nature, which were also released in a book, in a limited edition of 250 copies. The theme of Cogitatio is stopping time to reflect on yourself, in your own environment; expressing the need for a revolt against the constant, and accelerating, stream of images that inundates contemporary life.


Self Portraits

I began taking Self Portraits 1998 whilst still an assistant to Mikael Jansson. During that time we worked a great deal, leaving little time for me to pursue outside and personal projects. Still, I had a great need to work on some sort of project and decided that self-portraiture would not only fulfil that desire, but it would also be interesting to observe my own aging process.
I started taking one picture of myself each day over a period of 6 months. Six months quickly became one year, one year became 5 years, and after 10 years my friend and colleague Henrik Nygren suggested we collaborate on a book and an exhibition. The result was both a book and an exhibition, which included all 10 years of self-portraiture, 3650 pictures.
I continue to take my ‘daily picture’, and upload the new images as soon as they are available.
The exhibition & book release took place in Stockholm, Sweden, at Färgfabriken, in 2008. The book is available for purchase for 365 SEK + postage.

 

 



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