Collection: Helena Nilsson Öman

When the visual impressions convey a feeling that something important is going on here, Helena Nilsson Öman raises her camera to paint. Because it is painting she means she is doing, even if she uses a camera instead of a brush.

Helena photographs with a technique that is often called Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) and which means that the camera is moved during the moment of exposure. The ICM technology makes it possible to be able to express impressions, feelings, special atmospheres or a person's inner movements; to explore and try to understand what it means to be human by transforming the reality in front of the camera lens into a personal and emotional interpretation of that reality. Sometimes Helena inserts parts of other images during the subsequent digital darkroom work.

TRAINING

Photo and digital image, Broby Grafiska, Sunne, 2007-2008
Image and form, Kyrkeruds Folkhögskola, Årjäng 1996
Courses in photography, darkroom work and Adobe Photoshop during the 00s
Courses in sketch drawing during the 90s

SELECTED EXHIBITION

Featured photographer by ICM Photography Magazine, an electronic magazine for ICM images. Presentation of Helena together with a selection of her photos.
Arvika Art Association's spring salon
EPI artists, digital exhibition, Munich
Värmland Art Association's autumn salon
KRUT - Konstrundan in the Ulvsby district