“Betty was very beautiful. She grew up in a family with values from another century. She was strictly kept and limited in what she did and who she was allowed to see.
At the age of 21, she won a beauty pageant. It was widely known that there lived a beautiful girl at the ancient Manor. The military at the airbase in the area knew that. A pilot often flew by the farm to impress Betty. She also sought the confirmation. Betty never got her fighter pilot and chose to live alone for the rest of her life.
The time was 11:08. Betty heard the engine noise of the approaching fighter jet. She hurried to the window to see the silver barrel dive from the sky towards her window. In a lightning-quick meeting at a distance, she hoped he would see her.”
Get to know Andreas Lundberg
Andreas Lundberg is a photographer based in Stockholm with a studio on Mariatorget, Södermalm. With the world as his workplace, he photographs commercially, editorially and also creates photo art. His work appears in advertising campaigns, magazines and books.
Andrea's art photographs are sold through exhibitions, galleries and auctions. All artworks are sold signed in a limited edition.
"Lalla had no plans to become a housewife. She dreamed of a more equal society where women had the right to vote and the right to work professionally.
During the end of the 19th century and a bit into the new century, women dominated photography in Sweden. It was a new industry that was not burdened by the guild system of the past. The photography enabled Lalla to support herself.
Her name was in large letters above the entrance to the studio. The customers were many. Families, newlyweds and royalty. Lalla portrayed them all in symmetry and perfection.
Like many other female photographers, Lalla did not marry. She loved her craft. Freedom as well.”
Silent Stories is an art project created by husband and wife Andreas Lundberg and Annie Vesterdahl Lundberg. Andreas is a photographer with a background in advertising, fashion and documentary photography. Annie is a hairdresser, make-up artist and, in the project, also a stylist.
Each piece is inspired by a true story or fate. Andreas and Annie have made their own interpretation of these stories and sometimes they have changed the era and place. The creative process is often long and exciting. A constant search for a story they can fantasize about. Hundreds of sketches that are turned and twisted and finally become a photograph.
The art project Silent Stories started in 2016 and is still active. Each work is signed and numbered in a limited edition. The story they were inspired by is attached to the back.
"Hilma became seriously ill as a child and lost the ability to walk. She grew up and lived her whole life together with her five sisters at the Upperud manor. She was deeply religious and carefully kept the accounts of the manor.
When World War II broke out, a high-ranking military man visited Upperud. Hilma was sitting in her wheelchair in the salon on the second floor. When she saw the man in uniform she said: "You were a handsome gentleman to me, what is your position?" The military replied: "I am a captain in the air force". Hilma then replied: "If our Lord had wanted you to fly, he would have given you wings".
Hilma's last wish was to be buried with her crutches."
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