BLACK & WHITE GEOMETRY
Text: Vicky Florou | theumbrellakid.com
The eccentric and unique character of the Umbrella Kid, is mirrored in every aspect of his everyday life, starting with his persistence on black and white. Born in 1985 in Basel, Switzerland, he describes himself as a new representative of the old school who loves minimalism and ultimate geometry. The Swedish self-taught photographer, has participated in 10 group shows, four solo shows and in 2011 he won the photography award of Julius Baer Foundation in the category of Fine Arts with his photographs, titled ‘The Sound Body’ .
THE UMBRELLA KID begins
Born: Free . Raised in Neverland. Teenage Wasteland. Several broken dreams. Time became my antagonist. 1/1000 Shutter speed my weapon. Light’s my companion. Haunting the black in black&white. White’s not dark enough. Obsessed with shadows. Geometric dreams. A concrete nirvana. Annkey’s my muse, got the key to my heart. Me in my own world, yeah you there beside. Horizontal illusions, vertical feints, parallel fictions & diagonal phantasms. Seeking abstraction. Calculating everything. Antique cameras. Old lenses. Expired film. Coarse grained visions. Hating all digital. Vinyl desires. A deep love for minimalism. The things you own end up owning you. Authenticity matters most. 7 Days a week. Autodidact by conviction. Writing visual novels. No last chapters. This is not the beginning. This is not the end.