With his graphic, color-sensitive, and vernacular photographic voice, Douglas Ljungkvist produced a body of work depicting a unique place in the American landscape with strong yet quiet subtexts of time, memory, and identity. He felt the project was ready to publish when Hurricane Sandy hit the Jersey Shore in October 2012 and destroyed cottages that he had recently photographed.So Ljungkvist began taking pictures again, this time of homes without roofs or walls, with floors full of sand and doors open to the ocean breeze.
Fine art photographer Douglas Ljungkvist has exhibited at festivals and in galleries both in the United States and Europe as well as winning several awards for his personal projects.
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About the Author
Douglas Ljungkvist is a Brooklyn based fine art photographer originally from Sweden, which he left at age 25. He is a self taught photographer that switched from a successful marketing career to a full time photographer at the age of 40. His work captures vernacular beauty both in the urban landscape and rural America. Formally he is interested in the study of color, form, and space. His inspirations include painting, history, and anthropology. Ljungkvist has exhibited at festivals and in galleries both in the US and Europe as well as won several awards for his personal projects. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and young daughter.
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