Close to the eye - Photography by Lotta Losten

Gothenburg, Sweden

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Photography that takes your eyes and mind close to everywhere.

Close to the eye, or Nära Ögat as it translates to swedish, is a saying that has double meanings. Except for the literal of something being close to the eye it has a more figural meaning as well. When something almost happened, when a ball swoops past your head millimeters from touching, when you miss the bus by a second, when your foot slips on the ground and you manage to keep your body upright even though it felt like you were going to fall. Then it was Close to the eye.

Capturing the beauty within unusual places and objects is the driving force behind my creativity. This idea has definitely influenced my photography. It all started on a long walk home from work - a walk that took me through the run-down parts of Gothenburg.

I saw beauty in a cracked wall and in the grey, abandoned surroundings where I saw a fallen tree and the yellow scoop of an industrial digger. I photographed everything. Sometimes the pictures showed exactly what I had seen. Sometimes my skills weren't quite enough to capture it. I worked to improve my photographs every day - something which I continue with even now. (But now I have found a way to capture what I want without having to take around a billion pictures first).

Being a jewelry designer as well forced me to learn all about photographing my work and I fell in love with the different sides of photography. The business, the technology and the art form.

Having a constant longing to express my opinion of what is beautiful and intersting I found the perfect way for that in photography.

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  • Lotta Losten

    Owner, Maker, Photographer

    Photographer, tea drinker and jewelry maker with a fondness for the sculptural an wild.

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Last updated on April 30, 2022
Hi and Welcome to Close to the eye Photography!

Capturing the beauty within unusual places and objects.

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Close to the eye is a one person business and I take a lot of pride in my work and will therefore send your item in a perfect condition and safely packaged for the journey to you.

If, for any reason, your item will show up defected or you are not satisfied with the product, please contact me and we will work together to resolve the issue. I will not refund shipping costs.
Accepting payment through paypal only at the moment.

If you have any problems with placing an order through paypal, please convo me and we will try to find a sollution.
When I receive your order I will send the photo for printing at a professional lab. Allow three work days before your photograph is shipped.

Regular mail unless discussed with buyer.
If you are intested in a shipping upgrade please convo me and I will create a upgrade listing with the extra shipping cost for you.

Smaller photographs and post cards will be sent in a flat cardboard parcel and larger photographs will be sent in a cardboard pipe, for the safe journey of your item.