In his series Pagan Postcards, Swedish photographer Johan Bergström juxtaposes stunning natural scenery with the unsettling sense of approaching disaster.
Throughout his work, Johan Bergström uses the landscape as a surface whereupon ideas and questions are projected. In his series Pagan Postcard, lines from Norwegian black metal songs are superimposed over stunning natural scenery. Reminiscent of the poetic landscape paintings of the Romantic era, the images can be seen as celebrating the grandeur of nature, while at the same time hinting at an approaching apocalypse.
With a BA from The School of Photography at the University of Gothenburg, Johan Bergström’s work has been shown at the National Museum in Oslo, Hasselblad Center, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Karlskrona konsthall, and Centrum för fotografi, as well as at international fairs such as Paris Photo and DFOTO in San Sebastián. In 2012, he was nominated for the Foam Paul Huf Award 2012.
See a selection of Johan Bergström’s work above.