Tobias Fäldth 1978年出生于瑞典，现居住于斯德哥尔摩。2006年从Gamleby School摄影专业毕业，并获得了Scanpix Big Photoaward奖。
Voicer interview with Tobias Fäldth：
Tobias Fäldth was born in 1978 in Sweden. He graduated from the Gamleby School of Photography in 2006 and following a highly productive year was awarded the Scanpix Big Photoaward 2006.
Interview with Tobias Fäldth:
Most of your works were taken at night, are you a night stalker? About night shooting, are there any special reasons or considerations?
It’s a matter of control and “setting the scene” in the photograph. With image making there are always choices to make, you can choose to take a picture night time or daytime with flash or not. And what hours you choose to be awake. During the last two years I have been more active night time than daytime.So YES, Today I’m definitely a night stalker.
Do you like using strong flash especially for the insufficient light most situations?
The thing that I like with the flash is that you can “point” with the flash what you want to show, especially in the night when everything else turns into backdrops. I also like that it is so democratic, that everything gets the same lighting. Even in the daytime.
What kind of moment can make you press the camera button?
I trying to make a picture and that could be anything but often it turns out to be things that is next to me.
Take year one series for example, like the name of this project, can we understand as a kind of record of one year life? Like the dairy?
Yes, In the beginning of the project it was photos from my first year of a new life and a 1 year diary but I worked with the project for 3 years so Year One turned out to work more as a metaphoric title.
When you began to form this kind of style? What your first picture looked like?
Hm, I don’t remember exactly but I think it was a really boring one. I made a rule for my photography that I had to make a picture strong as the mushroom cloud from an atomic bomb in my own apartment. Probably it was a picture of my stove or something.
Many pictures are funny and even absurd, are you a humor person in daily life?
Yes, humor is one of the most important ingredients of my life.
Most environments of the pictures are far away from the noisy city , this is your life environment? What kind of environment did you grow up?
I grew up in a small mill town in the middle of Sweden called Forsbacka, with only 2000 citizens. It was really calm and beautiful in all ways. You know who your friends were and you didn’t know anything about the world. I saw it as a happy and lucky place and today I’m very influenced by that environment.
Did you snap all these photos? Will you pose your subjects?
Everything is snaps, never posing.
In the world of photography, the 120 size(films) is used into the deliberate composition and serious subjects, and usually, the 135 size is quicker, so it is more appropriate for snapping, does the 120 size limit your possibility of snapping? How can you do that?
I can’t. I miss so many pictures! but I also try to choose to not take a photograph of something I don’t believe in.
You said you need to “wait”, after shoot, and the photo is a photo under the circumstance when you forget taking them, why? What kind of the chemistry reaction the “waitting” will give?
I’m trying to forget the feelings that I have from the moment I took the photography so they just can be “pictures”.
To many photographers and people taking photos, the feeling of now is the reason to click the shutter, taking pictures is the carrier of memory, and can remember well. But I guess, that’s not the case for you. What those pictures meaning to you?
The photographs I use for my work as an artist is something totally different as the photographs I take for memories. As an artist I’m not interesting in a picture as a carrier of memory.
What kind of camera do you use? Do you take it with you anytime?
I use to carry my Mamiya all the time and to take at least one photograph a day. But nowadays I don’t have time to carry my camera all the time. So now when I see a perfect photo moment I get so stressed about it.