Acclaimed photographer Mikolai Berg approached Happy Finish with the aim of retouching his photo shoot with Alexander Bard – The Swedish philosopher, author, songwriter, record producer, TV personality and religious and political activist. Among Alexander’s many professions, he is most notable for his focus on shifting public consciousness through his inspiring writings and talks on metaphysical subjects. One of his more popular concepts is of the internet being God, which is explored in depth in his book Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age.
Mikolai wanted to find a location to match Alexander’s character, and Sweden’s distinctive Tjolöholm Castle, Scandinavia’s only art and crafts style castle, would be the perfect backdrop. He adds, “we were looking to establish an epic and surreal feel to the final result through a specific application of the post production.”
Our experienced retouch artist Rob Dewey called upon his talents and worked closely alongside Mikolai to tailor these images to meet this retouch brief.
Rob crafted mood and depth into each image by enhancing and refining their inherent qualities, each scene reading another page from Alexander’s intriguing story.