The pandemic has shaken and disturbed everyones lives. Financially, socially, mentally. As a freelancer I lost all my pre-booked jobs while the market simultaneously went silent. I therefore had to think and create in alternative ways, reinvent my work. I ended up with the idea "what if I print one of my photographs on clothes?" I had no idea on how or where to start but fortunately being clueless is a great place to begin if you love documenting a journey.
So I did. And I called it Clothing Line.
In 2017 I moved to Australia on my own and I stayed for eight whole months. Sydney the first half and then Melbourne the last. I absolutely loved it and hated it.
The last month was the worst. I had never (and still to this day) felt more alone or trapped in a place that I couldn't call home. I went outside and filmed whatever I felt, found a few clips of my brother and I from back home, glued it all together, watched it and realized how I felt.
If I could run back to Norway in that second I would. But moving to Australia is probably the most rewarding challenge I have ever given myself. A chapter of my life I sometimes miss and wish I could revisit.
A spectre is haunting the world.
Tomas Einarsson is on his way towards his very first exhibition. The storyline takes a closer look at the journey from when something is just an idea before it transforms itself into the finished result.
Before the exhibition "A spectre is haunting the world"
Before the exhibition "SALT"
Commercial for CLOTHING LINE.