Mina by Albin Siggesson

Albin Siggesson calls himself a ‘pretentious creator from Sweden who lives in Oslo, Norway’. He finds photography as one of his most dear ways to flee from the everyday reality. With inspiration from the classics, he wants his work to last forever. This time he’s teamed with the stunning Mina, represented by Heartbreak.

Was there any exact moment in your life when you fell in love with photography? 

Love at first sight. My best friend Lars was my first model. I had just bought my Canon and eager as ever to try it out. A warm strobe meant for painting walls, the dark basement in my house. The result turned out way better than I had imagined. I was so proud.

How would you describe your style?

This question is tricky. I want to be everything at the same time as a person. Trapped, limited, the thought of that makes me shiver. I’ve heard comments about my creations that they’re “too classical“ so maybe a “1920’s-romantic who grew up with MTV, got depressed and overly pretentious?“ Haha.

You mostly shoot black&white pictures. Why is that?

They last forever. No trends, scales, filters or moods. Most photos in colour confuse me, “Is this art or an ad for something?“

“Artistic and full of laughter. Stylish as few. You can give her anything to wear and she’ll find her way to pull it off.“

Do you feel any connection between you and the subjects you take pictures of? How did the shoot with Mina go?

Always. More or less. I’ve met incredible people during my journey. Full of feelings.

She’s fantastic. Really. Artistic and full of laughter. Stylish as few. You can give her anything to wear and she’ll find her way to pull it off. These photos are from my best shoot so far within my three years as a photographer.