In 2011 Tore Svensson started a series of brooches; portraits of friends, colleagues and family inspired by a late 19th century photograph of his grandparents. This book is a record of the series.

‘ As a child, I liked the black and white photo in the old oval frame. I thought they looked very beautiful as a couple. Today the photo is hanging on a wall in my apartment in Gothenburg.
For a long time I thought about transforming the old photo into a piece of jewellery. It ended up as a brooch, with variations. I saw the similarity to a cameo and other antique jewellery and decided to make more brooches using recent photographs.’

Additional information

Weight 250 g
SKU book-sven-t-portraits Categories ,

109 pages, full colour
Dimensions: 12 x 15 cm
Publisher: Konstepidemins förlag/Konstepidemin Publishing House, with support from Estrid Ericson Stiftelse, 2015