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Photographers Share What It Is Like To Have Their Work Sold At IKEA
By Izza Sofia, 13 Mar 2017
Golden City by Bob Krist, IKEA VILSHULT series
The “yellow cab”, the “red double-decker bus”, and the “bike on the canal bridge”: You have certainly seen them during one of your previous visits to IKEA.
For those who do not already know, we are referring to the famous IKEA artworks. However, do IKEA's customers know the people responsible for creating them?
Website Creators spoke to a few photographers responsible for the photos starting with Bob Krist, the American photographer who took the photo of Manhattan.
He mentioned that IKEA approached him through his agent and bought the rights to the photo. He got up a few hours before dawn to find the ideal spot on the Brooklyn Bridge and got the camera settings just right. Despite the cold, his patience paid off when he managed to capture a perfect sunrise that delicately bathed the Manhattan skyline in sunshine.
Leo Dolan wanted to capture something typically iconic of London in his composition. He set up his tripod outside an entrance to the Piccadilly Circus’ Underground station, experimented with the shutter speed and took dozens of shots of black cabs driving. Luckily for him, a double-decker bus passed by at the last moment and the circular wall of light it created was astounding.
Jean-Marc Charles was offered €40,000 from IKEA for his work. His work is regularly published by The New York Times, Le Monde, Paris-Match, and Figaro Magazine.
Read more about the interview here.
Piccadilly Night by Leo Dolan, IKEA VILSHULT series
Paris by Jean-Marc Charles, IKEA VILSHULT series.
[via Creators, opening image via Bob Krist]
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