A small life is the biggest thing there is
Think how amazing life really is. That it happens quite often and that it really works when we reproduce and what emotions it starts inside one, emotions that are wonderful, shitty and forever. One of the things I think is absolutely most beautiful to look at and which arouses strong feelings within me of gratitude, happiness and just wonder at the mystery of life is just pregnant. After I had children myself, something awoke in me. Call it paternal instinct or reverence for life, yes call it religious if you will? I do not put any label on it myself other than that it is wonderful. So when Jennie and Nanna got in touch, it was obvious to say yes, what a fantastic benefit and honor to be a small part of their private miracle. It must have been five years since we last dared and I photographed their wedding and now it was time again but for the next step in life. I could mess around as much as I like about several parts when it comes to pregnancy photography and why I think it's so beautiful and actually important to show off but I will try to stay short. In part, it is about the natural. You who have been following me for a while know that I really emphasize the importance of showing what is natural. I do not want to beautify or change what is natural and in my eyes already completely perfect. I see a big point in showing bodies in different stages of life, untouched, normal people. Could it be more beautiful than that? No filters, no stain removers. Why should you have it when the person in the picture radiates life, happiness and love? But it is also about documenting and archiving for current and future generations. Although there are many resistance movements and people who do everything to show the natural man in all fantastic designs, there are many who show an embellished reality, who are not comfortable with showing the reality. I am convinced that it affects our young people in an extremely bad way and that the pressure to look like the "role models" in social media makes young people feel bad and want to achieve unreal and artificial ideals. Of course, there may be questions about sexualizing mainly women, of course there may be questions about why you just have to show bodies. Of course you do not have to, I think, you feel it yourself. But to remove sexualization and to make it the beautiful art that the male body is, we who want and believe that it is important to dare to do just that. To hide and change, I do not think strengthens other than just that it is something ugly or purely sexual with a body that should be private. How do we get on then? Seeing only a body as something sexual is more about YOUR attitude. Think about it a little. Svåra ämnen utan konkreta och enkla svar och det finns minst lika många åsikter i ämnet som det finns människor på jorden. Jag tror att huvudsaken här är att man gör lite som man vill och är bekväm med och att de som inte är bekväma i det förstår varför de bekväma gör det utan att anklaga och bli irriterade. Titta åt ett annat håll om det känns jobbigt. Det handlar inte om att visa upp sig, det handlar om att ta tillbaka rätten till sin kropp oavsett vikt, färg, kön eller ålder. Alla är vackra. So to the little Wilde inside his stomach. Imagine the world you will be born into. Think how much love you will get from your two amazing mothers. They will give you great values, learn about right and wrong love you no matter who you become and how you choose to live your life. Your life will include both laughter and crying, love and sorrow, worry and happiness, ups and downs. People will worship you, people will dislike you and your choices, but as long as you follow your heart and your gut feeling, everything will go well because that is what life is all about, I think, dealing with differences, similarities, opinions and other people. If you want to take a photo of yourself or your stomach, get in touch! I also have a documentary photo idea where I want to follow a couple during pregnancy and birth which you can read more about here.