The Valley of Litter

Enraged by the abundance of plastic waste taking over our oceans, British photographer and Hasselblad Ambassador Karl Taylor decided to make a drastic statement with his imagery; from volunteers collecting thousands of pieces of garbage from the nearby coastline, Karl staged studio shots using a baby placed at centre stage in this valley of litter. With the Hasselblad H6D-100c as his camera of choice, Karl executed his vision with a superior level of detail and tonal range, creating thought provoking images intended to shock its viewers into taking action for our planet.

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… What was the process behind the second image of a baby laying in an eye-shaped litter design?

We wanted an overhead shot to show the scale and quantity of the items collected. Again, I felt that including a baby would create a stronger message, playing on the concept of our future. Thinking about concepts that related to the future, health and what we choose to ignore, I decided on an eye.
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The Valley of Litter
by Karl Taylor

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Norrhassel

IKEA and Hasselblad introduce NORRHASSEL, a collection of eight selected images captured by photographers who all hold the prestigious title of Hasselblad Master. IKEA, the world’s largest furniture retailer, teamed up with Hasselblad on a journey to democratise art, bringing world-class photography into the homes of those looking to add a unique touch to their interior.

Dmitry Ageev
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Ali Rajabi
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Joachim Schmeisser
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Hans Strand
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Lars van de Goor
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These eight images, photographed by award-winning Hasselblad Masters Dmitry Ageev, Lars van de Goor, Hans Strand, Bára Prásilová, Ali Rajabi, Tom D. Jones and Joachim Schmeisser, range from stunning portraiture to sprawling landscapes to intimate nature and city scenes. The IKEA x Hasselblad limited edition photography collection seeks to share Hasselblad’s passion for photography with the world and offer a wider audience the opportunity to discover new art captured by Hasselblad photographers.

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Norrhassel
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Hasselblad

There is no better way to appreciate the image quality of a Hasselblad than to have a look at an image on your own computer. Here is a selection of files that showcase the depth and clarity of our medium format camera output.
To get the best results from the RAW files, we strongly suggest opening them in our free imaging software, Phocus.

H6D-100c + HC 2,2/100 © Ming Thein
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X1D-50c + XCD 4/21 © Haitong Yu
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H6D-100c + HC 120 II © Sails Chong
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X1D-50c + XCD 4/21 © Haitong Yu
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H6D-100c & DJI M600 Pro + HC 3,5/50 © Ming Thein
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Sample Images Gallery
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Monochromatic Minimalism

Hengki Koentjoro | Monochromatic Minimalism with the X1D
Black-and-white photographer and Hasselblad Ambassador Hengki Koentjoro draws all of his inspiration from the ultimate artist, Mother Nature. Portraying themes of mindfulness and being one with nature, Hengki’s photographs capture beautiful simplicity through minimalistic scenes and monochromatic tones. On his most recent trip to Japan, Hengki explored the natural aesthetics of Hokkaido with the X1D-50c and the XCD 45mm lens.

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Hengki Koentjoro
Monochromatic Minimalism with the X1D

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Manmade Land | Hans Strand

Landscape photographer Hans Strand has always been captivated by Mother Nature and all her different sides, from the freezing Artic to tropical rainforests to dry deserts. Using the Hasselblad H6D-100c, Hans explores the interference of humans on nature from an aerial perspective in his project, Manmade Land.

At first glance, the geometric shapes captured from above resemble brush strokes found in a piece of Spanish artwork. But upon closer inspection, one sees that these marks are not natural – rather, it is manmade landscapes that dominate our earth. After years of photographing various sceneries around the world, Hans realized that, especially from the seat of an airplane, there is no denying the impact that human beings have had on the land. Taking advantage of the earth’s resources, humans consume and destroy without a second thought, resulting in a loss of diversity in wildlife and vegetation. “It is this kind of human destruction of the earth that I try to capture, both literally and figuratively,” explains Hans. “The patterns that human impact forms on the earth’s surface are graphic artwork in itself that I want to make us realize the extent of our actions.”

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Manmade Land | Hans Strand
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Hasselblad Ambassador: Peter Coulson

Peter Coulson, known as the modern age black-and-white master of Photography, specialises in the genres of beauty, fashion and fetish. His images are recognised and well known for their sensual, mysterious & elegant feel; always with a twist of his screwed up sense of humour. He has worked commercially as a photographer for over 15 years.

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Hasselblad Ambassador: Peter Coulson
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Kim Keever | Painting or Abstract Photography?

A two-year-old thought turned into reality when Art Photographer Kim Keever was searching for a way to create atmosphere in his tabletop landscape images. Having tried smoke and clear plastic, Kim’s eureka moment came when a friend was throwing out a 100 gallon aquarium. He decided to start experimenting with painted water and his unique approach proved to be a hit.

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Kim Keever | Painting or Abstract Photography?
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