A dreamy tale of fun in inviting waters, today’s featured photo story was shared to us by Stockholm-based Australian portrait and wedding photographer Liam Warton. His friend Mathilda stars beautifully in these warm-hued shots set in one of his favorite locations. With insightful attention to details and a keen sense of storytelling, he skillfully captured all the elements of a nostalgic summer frolic using only a Canon underwater camera.
“I love the element of the unknown that shooting film gives,” Liam said on working with analogue photography. “I have so many shots which I love that came through happy little mistakes or effects from different films.”
We got in touch with Liam recently and asked him about this particular shoot, in which he shared:
“The photos were taken at Hellasgården which is one of my favorite spots and is a 15-minute bus ride away from Stockholm city center. I was really keen to do a shoot like this as before the summer I bought this underwater film camera. However, this summer in Stockholm has been terrible, so when I saw that it was going to be hot enough to swim, I quickly organized to go out and shoot.”
When asked if there were any messages within this series and why these images were special to him, he answered:
“I have never been good at expressing myself through writing and hence I use for photography as my medium for this. There is no inherent message to this series, rather an idealized feeling I have when I think of those perfect Swedish summer days by the lake.
“This collection is special to me as it was my first time shooting with my underwater camera.”
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Camera – Canon Sure Shot (35mm underwater camera)
Film – Fuji Superia