Calmly observing the world through his smartphone, young Stockholm artist Hugo Hedberg manages to seize the most striking scenes of human behaviour in his everyday surroundings.
With a keen eye for awkward moments and random eccentricities, Hugo Hedberg seems to capture the very essence of being a human in a strange and perplexing world. Calmly observing the world through his smartphone, he manages to seize the most striking scenes of human behaviour in his everyday surroundings.
– I’ve been into photography for quite some time, but I started with this type of photography about two years ago, Hugo says . These photos are taken in the course of approximately six months.
– I find my motives in everyday life, out on town. Most of the time people are too busy to even notice that I’m taking a picture of them. What catches my attention are comical moments and strange occurrences that otherwise would have passed unnoticed. By reflecting on the unexpected you can keep yourself ”awake”, and that’s also part of what I want to convey. I’m interested in how you can transform these everyday moments into something more exotic.
– Ever since I was little I’ve been observing and ”analysing” people around me. I fantasise about who they are, what they work with, what they eat. These pictures are kind of a study into that theme: is it possible to get an insight into people’s minds and hearts, even at a distance?
Usually sharing his findings on Instagram, Hugo has recently collected some of his photos into a book, titled Man Ser Saker, meaning One Sees Things. Born and raised in Stockholm, Hugo is currently a student at Stockholm art school Gerleborgsskolan.
See a selection of Hugo Hedberg’s photos above and follow him on Instagram @hugohedberg.