2014 Emerging Photography Contender: Douglas Ljungkvist

Brooklyn-based photographer Douglas Ljungkvist uses color and form to create interior atmospheres evocative of memory and personal history. Here, he documents small and cozy cottages across Ocean Beach, NJ. 

Ljungkvist writes in his project statement, “Photographing in the off season allows me to de-contextualize the cottages from their vacation purpose. Color helps to create individuality among uniformity in the architectural landscape with subtexts of time, memory, and identity […] As a photographer I am interested in the cottages still showing signs of a bygone era. I always felt it was a race against time to visually preserve the cottages.”

Each week, Feature Shoot editors showcase the work of two photographers who have applied to the Emerging Photography Awards in order to highlight the diverse array of applications we receive. This is not an endorsement of the photographer for the award.

All images © Douglas Ljungkvist