Father and DaughterAbout this photograph
This photograph is part of the ?Homecoming Queen? series, relating the fictive story of a young woman who returns to her family after an absence of several years. Having left to live in a big city to pursue a modelling career, the young woman?s return is marked by the severe changes she has undergone, both in terms of her appearance and her behaviour, which clash greatly with her parents? lifestyle, recalling the biblical parable of the ?prodigal son?.Read more Read less
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Living in Gothenburg, Sweden, photographers Marco Grizelj and Kristian KrÃ¤n have collaborated since 1996 under the name AORTA. Alongside their personal artistic practice, both have worked for major companies such as Harvey Nichols, IKEA, Panasonic, Tuborg, Absolut Vodka, American Movie Channel, and have produced fashion photographs for famous magazines such as SchÃ¶n Magazine or 125 Magazine. After graduating from the photography school of the University of Gothenburg, they decided to combine their talents and make their shared vision of photography a reality. They now create very powerful images that aim to reveal an imaginary world that is both surrealistic and playful. Drawing their sources of inspiration from illustrations or cinema, they assemble and associate different fragments of composed images to create a partially documentary world. An exhibition was held in their honour in London in 2014, the same year that they received the prize for the Moscow photography competition in the fashion photography category.