Sometimes the world is really small. I became friends with Lina and Johan through Sabrina, my wife. Sabrina met Lina when we moved to Sweden but they soon realized both Lina and Johan knew me because we had all worked together for the blue and yellow furniture company. Small.
When I asked Lina and Johan if they would open the doors of their home for a photo shoot, the first thing Lina said was, “But it´s so dark!”
It’s true, in part—the lighting could be better for the purposes of a voyeuristic photographer like me. But the bright colours in their home and the smiles of Leah and Frank (their kids) brought the sunshine in.
It was sunny and cold the Sunday I visited (-8°C feels unnatural to a Roman like me). We spent time gossiping and lunching outside a restaurant in Lilla Torg (the small square) in Malmö. Yes, lunch outside on a winter weekend. It’s something most Italians would never understand (or believe). The trick is blankets!
Enjoy the bright photos of Lina and Johan’s home and don’t miss the Q&A after the pics. Lina is a photographer too and you can see her website here.
Which pair of shoes is your favourite?
Lina: The cute pair that I never wear. They are living in a box in the closet.
Johan: I wanna say my running shoes but I have to say my Blundstone’s.
What’s the best thing you’ve eaten lately?
If you had to choose one, would you give up booze or coffee?
Johan: Booze. You will be missed!
If they made a movie of your life, what would it be called?
Lina: “Frame it”
Johan: “It’s been great”
How much time do you spend in front of the mirror getting ready each morning?
Lina: Meet people = long time. Not meet people = no time.
Johan: Always between 5-10 minutes.
If you could make something other than rain fall from the sky, what would it be?
What’s the last thing you regret putting in your mouth?
Lina: The candy I was not supposed to eat.
Johan: A very bad paella.
What job would you want for just one day?
Lina: Location scout for travel agency. Does this job exist?