About the Book
greetings from happy-land , Swedepix 2013 is a selection of images and commentaries from the blog, Swedepix in 2013.
New York photographer Michael Skoglund's uses his blog spot as his visual diary and playground to create imagery with a kind of urban magical realism.
Grandma is my biggest inspiration for cooking, loved to be in her kitchen as a kid. I dreamt of becoming a baker when growing up. I went Culinary School in Sweden thirty years ago. Never liked the restaurant kitchen stress though. Twenty years ago I became a photographer. Always loved photography but was discouraged by a job coach in my late teens. “There are no jobs for photographers!” she said. I took her word for it. A few years later I decided to go for it anyway. Enrolled in photography school in Sweden. One of the teachers told me about a school in New York. I applied and got in,1993 I did a one-year program at ICP, International Center of Photography. Love kept me in the Big Apple. I did my dog years. Now I make a living doing mostly wedding portraits. My family tree is now in 3 different parts of the world. Sweden, Spain and New York. "happy-land" for me right now is in Manhattan, where I live, me and my hubby. :-) Michael