Matilde Pernille is a conceptual photographer based in Norway. She started taking pictures at 11 years old, and for the next 10 years, she kept exploring photography, documenting herself and her friends growing up. In 2013 and 2014 she went to The Norwegian school of Photography. Matilde creates surreal and weird images, through a humoristic eye. Her work is often inspired by subjects that have affected her, like body image pressure, plastic surgery, or the struggle of growing up. Each picture she creates has its own story behind it.
“I think this is one of the most giving ways to experience art, being left with not only a picture, but a story. And every time I publish something new, my hope is that the picture will give somebody the experience of wanting to stop and wonder what has happened or what is going to happen. It’s exciting every time someone’s telling me about their associations. The fact that every single person out there, will have their own, happening instantly, is by no doubt what makes art so interesting. The best part is, in every day life this is happening all the time, but in art we are kind of allowed to speak it out loud without sounding too weird. I think this is one of the things we have Art for. If we allow ourself to do this, our lives will be richer, and those who dear to listen to their instinctive associations the rest of the time, must be the richest of us all.” (Matilde Pernille via Dodho Photography Magazine)