Tekla Evelina Severin (b. 1981) is a Stockholm-based interior architect who since 2010, has been working in the multidisciplinary fields of art direction, set design and photography. Featured in the following pages are images from the Bright Volumes series, a unique, whimsical collection that marries subtle choreography with complimentary colours. Faceless figures grapple with stairs, hallways and concrete grooves, playing with the space as if it holds the answer to a question, or is a provocateur for the human condition. Paired with these are compositions from Muralla Roja and Sunny, structurally resonant photographs that, draped in the light of a high sun, nod to a summer day in decline. Also featured is an image from Daniel’s Apt, shot for Note Design Studio for Sight Unseen, offering a keyhole view into an intimate interior – one that celebrates minimalism. Pastel doorways give way to deep blue walls, blending contemporary design with visual flair. www.teklaevelinaseverin.com.
Preview: Basilico Before Basilico
In the summer of 1970, a young Gabriele Basilico – “before he was Basilico”, set out from his parent’s house in Caorle on the Venetian Riviera for Kabul. Little did he know he would become a genius for freezing moments of haunting beauty in the unlikeliest places.
Pastel chevrons divide sparse, sun-bleached compositions in self-taught photographer Matthieu Venot’s architectural vistas.