“I strive for making images that show more than what meets the human eye; the passing of time is a more important ingredient than the frozen moment. Through analogue echniques and simple photographic equipment I invite chance to be a co-creator of my images.”
Lena Källberg, born in 1968, growing up in Valbo in Gästrikland and living in Stockholm since 1998, has photographed since the Instamatic age and is autodidactic in the field of photography. In recent years, her photographic tools have been almost exclusively simple, often modified or home-made cameras, that are used to explore the camera as a ‘witness to truth’ and to examine the boundaries for figurative photography.
Her motives are obtained from daily life, but the combination of these cameras’ special expressions and her analogue developing and copying techniques transform these everyday pictures into something else, bordering between representation and abstraction.
Lena Källberg regularly participates in group exhibitions both in Sweden and internationally; she has had a number of exhibitions of her own in Sweden and is a member of the working group for the Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. She also teaches analogue photo techniques and pin camera construction and is a teacher at moderskeppet.se.