Nyköping: A Day in the Life of Tommy Ingberg
Discover Nyköping, Sweden as seen through the eyes of a local artist in, “A Day in the Life of Tommy Ingberg.” This week Tommy offers us a peak into his daily life in Nyköping, showing us his favorite spots along the way…
I do my best work in the morning and I try to get up as early as I can to get a head start on the day. After a quick breakfast, which usually consists of some eggs, juice and porridge, I drink my coffee and go over the to-do list I prepared the night before.
I think Nyköping is the perfect size city – big enough to have everything I need, and small enough to have it within walking distance. I usually walk wherever I’m going, but if I’m feeling lazy or need to haul equipment around I use my trusty old bicycle, here parked by the old royal castle “Nyköpings hus” in the center of town, one of my favorite spots to visit. Today I’m here to photograph a particularly beautiful old wall that I plan to use in one of my montages.
Nyköping is a city that actually does sleep and, on early mornings (especially on weekends), I can have it all for myself. This is when I usually hunt for ideas and things to include in my montages. I love the almost surreal feeling of the empty city and the creativity I get from it. Most of my work and ideas are born when I wander around with some good music in my earphones exploring my thoughts and surroundings; just me, my camera and the city.
One place I try to visit as often as I can is the old brewery, “Bryggeriet”, that is now housing studios and galleries for all kinds of artists and creatives. There are always great exhibitions and cool workshops going on there, well worth it to check out.
I get to my studio as early as I can, usually around seven or eight. After a turbulent last year I’m now enjoying a calm period of creating and developing my skills and craft. Right now I’m exploring working with a different approach that I’m feeling very inspired and excited about. Expect to see a lot of new work from me on Saatchi Art in the near future!
Today I am also finishing a print for a collector in Stockholm. It is printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, which I love the look and feel of and use for all my editions.
Right now I’m on part-time paternal leave, so after I’m done working I spend the rest of the day with my daughter. We usually hang out at home or at a playground. We also often go for walks around town, and I love to tag along on her adventures exploring every little part of her surroundings.
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