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Stories from Another World by Helena Blomqvist

Swedish photographer Helena Blomqvist creates dream-like imagery that transports us into the subconscious. She accomplishes this by constructing alternate worlds in her studio. Blomqvist builds models and props, which provide the backdrop for her narratives. Once completed, the models are then photographed, the images digitally edited, and finally the resulting prints complete the illusion of a separate reality.

All photos Courtesy of the artist, © Helena Blomqvist

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116 responses

  1. Wow, this is far out! I’d kill 2b this creative!

    August 29, 2012 at 07:44

  2. ...

    I love how some of the pictures are black and white, and then have a touch of bright color. It is absolutely gorgeous. I adore surreal art. It creates a new, chilling perspective. Kudos to the artist! :-D

    May 29, 2012 at 22:19

  3. Anonymous

    Goosebumps!

    May 29, 2012 at 22:17

  4. Anonymous

    Stunning…Took my breath away

    May 29, 2012 at 22:17

  5. You have to have a show at Curly Tale Fine Art in Chicago!

    May 25, 2012 at 17:26

  6. Rachél

    Crazy beautiful.

    May 24, 2012 at 16:53

  7. Beautiful (and weird) pics!:) Great way to tell a story. Thanks for posting.

    May 24, 2012 at 07:09

  8. palmasjournal

    I actually visited Stockholm this weekend and saw this exhibition…. Her pictures are very unique and beautiful. Recommendable!

    May 23, 2012 at 23:57

  9. Reblogged this on The Stone Soup Novelist and commented:
    Here’s a great site if you like haunting, surreal photography. Cool!

    May 23, 2012 at 01:04

  10. Amazing stuff! This really stirs the imagination.

    May 23, 2012 at 00:52

  11. This is amazing! It’s completely different and abstract:)!

    May 22, 2012 at 20:48

  12. it’s out of this world! the melancholy feeling, enigma, mystery..it’s just surreal!

    May 22, 2012 at 19:18

  13. nice post i like

    May 22, 2012 at 18:13

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  15. wow nice pic,s very nice

    May 22, 2012 at 11:40

  16. This stuff is new to me. I love it! Nice. Spell creativity!

    May 22, 2012 at 08:32

  17. Reblogged this on bhavyaxoxo and commented:
    Wow!

    May 22, 2012 at 06:48

  18. Great artist. Pictures that leave you with questions

    May 22, 2012 at 05:05

  19. beautiful, creepy, and haunting. now this is what you call art!

    May 21, 2012 at 21:58

  20. Astonishingly beautiful!

    May 21, 2012 at 19:56

  21. introvegirl

    Astounding. Innovative. So very much like a fairy tale gone rogue. I absolutely love them!
    I just cannot keep from staring at them!

    Introvegirl :)

    May 21, 2012 at 19:06

  22. I love this post–enchanting.

    May 21, 2012 at 18:29

  23. Love really unique and different work. Really cool. Like the kid riding the Alpaca the best :)

    May 21, 2012 at 17:35

  24. kind of creepy but cool … thanks for sharing

    May 21, 2012 at 17:27

  25. Reblogged this on 8BIT.

    May 21, 2012 at 17:21

  26. I LOVE these!!! They’re perfectly eerie!! Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!! :)

    May 21, 2012 at 17:09

  27. it was surprise for me…. Nice & thanks

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    May 21, 2012 at 15:21

  28. These are just so lovely – ethereal and eerie. Thank you for sharing.

    May 21, 2012 at 11:13

  29. These are very cool but kind of creepy. And by “kind of” I mean extremely. I’ve never heard of this photographer before, so thank you for introducing me to her. Nice post and congrats on fp!

    May 21, 2012 at 11:11

  30. Those are amazing–thanks so much for sharing them!

    (I can’t help but laugh at the first one–Nineteenth-Century soldiers with animals’ heads! A commentary on imperialism perhaps!)

    May 21, 2012 at 10:10

  31. Good Creativity and thank you for sharing.
    marg swarnabhoomi

    May 21, 2012 at 09:07

  32. nice :)

    May 21, 2012 at 08:20

  33. This works feels very ominous and is absolutely intriguing. It keeps me coming back to look again and again.

    May 21, 2012 at 08:08

  34. This is really beautiful and cool, very creative! Congrats on FP!

    May 21, 2012 at 07:07

  35. Reblogged this on and commented:
    Hey Peeps, check out this fellow photographers work. Very imaginative.

    May 21, 2012 at 06:50

  36. Reblogged this on situmoranganantha.

    May 21, 2012 at 06:48

  37. stunning work. wonderful. i was gonna say the first and the third are my favorites.. then i realized i couldnt choose. amazing series!

    May 21, 2012 at 05:10

  38. The End Road

    Brilliant, the various waves of the imagination captured in light and form.

    May 21, 2012 at 05:09

  39. breathtaking in a dreamy yet thought-provoking way
    love to get lost in them

    May 21, 2012 at 03:42

  40. I love her! Thank you for sharing,
    Artphalt (http://artphalt.wordpress.com)

    May 21, 2012 at 02:24

  41. Reblogged this on Fertility Doll and commented:
    Group portrait in the forest is my fav.

    May 21, 2012 at 01:52

  42. Amazing images.

    Thank u for sharing your fairytails with us.

    May 20, 2012 at 23:20

  43. Sam

    Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

    May 20, 2012 at 23:14

  44. jenbailey79

    Reblogged this on abersbypoint and commented:
    the color and composition send me to another world.

    May 20, 2012 at 21:31

  45. This is the second time I’ve visited your blog, the second clicking the link from the FP page, the first from googling Rodney Smith photography yesterday while trying to find an photograph of a little girl on a ladder leaning into a tree, in a fancy dress with a mask in front of her face…haven’t been able to find it though… Thank you for sharing such original works highlighting the artist’s visual voice and then transformed as a collage through yours.

    May 20, 2012 at 20:24

  46. Reblogged this on sharing a photographic vision and commented:
    Fascinating works

    May 20, 2012 at 19:35

  47. It is so cool!!
    Please go on my page too it is about what makes you happy and smile and share with people your opinion!!

    http://justsmileandstr8.wordpress.com/

    Love you. <3

    May 20, 2012 at 18:47

  48. Alyssa

    Very unique and creative… I wish I could model for her, I’d do it for free. :)

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    May 20, 2012 at 16:49

  49. lijiujiu

    Amazing pics!
    Very creative and special…
    Thanks for sharing.

    May 20, 2012 at 16:05

  50. Superb imagery. The ‘Lonely Patient’ reminded me of Hopper.
    I am slightly stunned!

    May 20, 2012 at 15:43

  51. good and very nice

    May 20, 2012 at 15:01

  52. Very effective – but somewhat disturbing. The sense of loneliness and isolation, the stillness of death…….intriguing

    May 20, 2012 at 14:04

  53. don’t wake me – i want to stay sleeping – your eye for such dreamy state is a real gift. thank you for sharing this with all of us.

    May 20, 2012 at 13:40

  54. elainekamari

    The images are so out there, and surprising, had to do a double take with the kid on the antelope. Awesome blog.

    May 20, 2012 at 13:06

  55. Nice pics1

    May 20, 2012 at 12:17

  56. Beautiful! Looks like a realist-surreal style. I like it! :)

    May 20, 2012 at 11:48

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  58. nice pic’s…Thanks for sharing

    May 20, 2012 at 10:58

  59. wardenfree

    Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!
    awesome post!

    May 20, 2012 at 08:07

  60. wardenfree

    awesome post!
    Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

    May 20, 2012 at 08:05

  61. Fascinating blog. Love the pictures! So creative!

    May 20, 2012 at 06:09

  62. Anonymous

    nice

    May 20, 2012 at 05:39

  63. Amazing work. :D

    May 20, 2012 at 05:28

  64. whimsical…lovely!

    May 20, 2012 at 04:29

  65. Beautiful images I really enjoyed wandering through your blog I find you work to be wistful and amusing and I very much enjoy the surreal quality you have so artfully created. Wonderful work thank you.

    May 20, 2012 at 02:24

  66. Very moving pictures touching and tugging at a persons childhood with a new variation on themes. Very great find this was.

    May 20, 2012 at 02:08

  67. I absolutely love these!!

    May 20, 2012 at 01:25

  68. Wow. I just posted some old photos of Swedish people from the 1900’s (distant relatives of my husband) on my website, and I hadn’t really thought about why I liked those old photos so much…until I saw these photos. Hmmm…how can I put it into words? Well, I guess it has something to do with how animals, and masks, and dolls can’t necessarily ‘smile for the camera’,…so they’re a little like those old turn of the century photos. But the magic comes not from temporal distance, but from artistic inspiration. Really cool. -vicky

    May 20, 2012 at 01:13

  69. Amazing, and so creative. Love it.

    May 20, 2012 at 00:25

  70. Always awesome stuff.

    May 19, 2012 at 23:59

  71. What beautiful and intriguing images.

    May 19, 2012 at 23:22

  72. Inspirational images, truly full of emotion. Your passion as a photographer shines bright.

    May 19, 2012 at 22:14

  73. Très bel univers, magnifique et féerique.

    May 19, 2012 at 21:51

  74. Reblogged this on Head in the clouds.

    May 19, 2012 at 21:28

  75. weird, cool, amazing and I agree wtih Mikalee – jarring

    May 19, 2012 at 20:11

  76. i had a pet memorial of my dog sef made at http://www.ultra image.co.uk it was really nice.saddly missed is old sef. had his photo put on canvas as well. he looks so pleased with himself

    May 19, 2012 at 19:40

  77. i had a pet memorial of my dog sef made at http://www.ultra image.co.uk it was really nice.saddly missed is old sef. had his photo put on canvas as well. he looks so pleased with himself.strange story

    May 19, 2012 at 19:39

  78. amazing images, gives me the chills!!!

    May 19, 2012 at 19:08

  79. nazarioartpainting

    Beautiful it is like a dream. I love it

    May 19, 2012 at 18:48

  80. These photos remind me of impossible photography by Erik Johannson. Check out his work if you haven’t!

    May 19, 2012 at 18:41

  81. Brilliant and terrifying!

    May 19, 2012 at 18:16

  82. Vilken fina bilder! Helt underbart. Wow, these are inspiring!!

    May 19, 2012 at 18:04

  83. Beautiful! Thank you!

    May 19, 2012 at 18:00

  84. Ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh, how I love this! And I’m so glad I found your blog through FP (congrats, by the way). Lovely features. Subscribing right now!

    May 19, 2012 at 17:31

  85. oh my god. i can’t belive how gorgeous all of that is.

    May 19, 2012 at 16:36

  86. woowww!! it is so weirdly amazing!!! i really like it!! :-)

    May 19, 2012 at 15:21

  87. Reminds me of Lewis Caroll

    May 19, 2012 at 13:48

  88. crimsondaisy

    Transports you into a different realm! Creative..

    May 19, 2012 at 09:35

  89. wow, how creative. Just incredible!

    May 19, 2012 at 08:56

  90. Wonderful images! I feel like I’ve opened a book of fairy tales where nothing is as it seems!

    May 19, 2012 at 08:23

  91. this is very pretty. you have inspired me so much. thank you!

    May 19, 2012 at 07:22

  92. Your work is real cool. When I need to get away from this world I’ll visit yours.

    May 19, 2012 at 05:20

  93. This is so dreamy and fascinating~ Thanks for sharing :)

    May 19, 2012 at 04:41

  94. bellesogni

    Interesting.

    May 19, 2012 at 04:23

  95. This is really good stuff. A little frightening if you have a phobia of monkeys (especially ones dressed up as ladies in black dresses) but excellent just the same.

    I appreciate the originality of these scenes. What a great post to make it to the FP page! :-)

    May 19, 2012 at 02:29

  96. I love your work! Amazing.

    May 19, 2012 at 02:16

  97. Reblogged this on photographyofnia and commented:
    Amazing Art works

    May 19, 2012 at 01:44

  98. Wow I love your images! The transition between reality images and surreal artwork really is advanced artwork you have here. It reminds me of Salvador Dali’s work in some kind of way. It is awesome! Keep it up. Well done! I look forward to following your blog from now on! :)

    May 19, 2012 at 01:37

  99. Amazing ideas. Makes me wish I could implement myself into these pictures…. this surreal world.. :)

    May 19, 2012 at 01:15

  100. Wonderful ideas and images. Amazing world created. Good luck with the exhibition…

    May 19, 2012 at 00:17

  101. Simply stunning. I love the ones that juxtapose dark colors with pops of bright yellow and red. Dreamlike indeed

    May 19, 2012 at 00:09

  102. Göransson's Photography

    The last one is definitely my favorite!

    May 18, 2012 at 23:14

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    May 18, 2012 at 22:55

  104. Niolian

    These pictures are amazing! I love the contrasting colours in some of the shots. Really different! Well done!

    May 18, 2012 at 22:55

  105. Dreamy and haunting!

    May 18, 2012 at 22:43

  106. Really this is a special treat for us. Lively pictures.
    Best wishes.

    May 18, 2012 at 22:32

  107. Wonderful form of Fine-art Photography :)

    May 18, 2012 at 22:24

  108. Constance V. Walden

    These are real unusual pieces of art. Something very different. Thanks for sharing. Connie

    http://7thandvine.wordpress.com/

    May 18, 2012 at 22:04

  109. Reblogged this on Ode To Capitalism.

    May 18, 2012 at 21:40

  110. creepy and provocative (probably BECAUSE it’s creepy!) ;)

    May 18, 2012 at 21:26

  111. Wow! Absolutely amazing. What creativity.

    May 18, 2012 at 21:17

  112. Surreal :)

    May 18, 2012 at 21:07

    • … when dreams and fairytales collide! … you should consider making a movie!!!

      May 18, 2012 at 21:16

  113. These images are so … jarring!

    I love art that surprises me. This definitely qualifies.
    :)

    May 18, 2012 at 20:57

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