Lena Granefelt was born in 1966 in Stockholm, where she has worked as a freelance photographer since 1992. Commissions vary from advertising and editorial work to personal projects and books. She has a degree in documentary photography from Nordens Fotoskola and has predominantly worked with portraiture and travel photography. In the past she infused her pictures with energy – people, movement and great cities. Now a new, calmer direction has slowly come to dominate her work.
The picture “Summer Glow” shows a simple patch of common land covered in weeds, in a boring Stockholm suburb. Alternatively, it is possible to see the place as a landscape with round balls, full of life until next year, which if one were to gently blow upon them or if there should come a gust of wind, would break apart, spread in the light and disappear.