In my parent’s home there was a photograph of my grandparents from the late 19th century. As a child I liked the black and white photo in the old oval frame. I thought they looked very beautiful as a couple. Today the photo is hanging on a wall in my apartment in Gothenburg.
For a long time I thought about transforming the old photo into a piece of jewellery. It ended up as a brooch, with variations. I saw the similarity to a cameo and other antique jewellery and decided to make more brooches using recent photographs.
The single photo that started it all has now become a project in which I make portraits of family, friends and colleagues.

Tore Svensson

Brooch/Portrait: Steel, Gilt, Paint, Etched. Fired with linseed oil
photo: Franz Karl