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I have a background in visual art, web design, art direction, product management, and small-scale farming. Each of these histories inform my work as a photographer, which seeks to foster reverence for the everyday, turn ephemera into archive, and spark connection through storytelling and social research.

I shoot film not only for the resulting image quality, but also for the feeling it evokes in my body. Film cultivates a different kind of presence in me - careful, attentive, intuitive, and not-quite-in-control. I like working this way: slightly surrendered to chance, light, aperture, and a chemical reaction. No digital back or instant replay to introduce second-guessing or disrupt the intimacy between subject and lens. A little more mystery, and a little more pause.
In this current photographic chapter, I am most interested in stories of craft, trade, legacy, and livelihood. Work fills much of our days, and preoccupies so many conversations. I am curious about the types of living (and lives) we are carving out for ourselves, a return to old-ways of making, newly charted territory, and the traces and monuments we might leave behind.



Currently based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Relocating to Calgary, Alberta in December, 2018. Available for commercial, editorial, and lifestyle work.

Please get in touch at:

emmapalm5@gmail.com