Portfolio: Erik Berglin

Tulip Variations 


In recent years I have been exploring various randomized processes within a digital workflow. Working with or against the preset algorithms found in image processing software. I'm trying to find new approaches to work with photography in a digital age, making the computer the principal instrument for my practice. Each body of work follows a few but strict conceptual rules but I also like to add elements of chance to impact the result. I want to be surprised by my own work, otherwise the creative process becomes boring to me. So I was happily surprised one day while making inkjet prints, when I accidentally removed the USB-memory with the Tiff-file being printed. The printer then repeated a single line of pixels. The result was minimalistic and abstract, it instantly intrigued me.