I photographed this portrait series in August of 2013 while my then fiancé and I summered in Sweden.
With our Swedish counterparts we swam and boated in the idyllic Archipelago, weekended in lake houses, collected fresh forest berries and attended overly festive crayfish parties.
It wasn't long before we realised that Sweden was indeed perfect. Well almost perfect... the Swedes conceed.
It turns out Nordic winters are dreadfully cold and dark. Recording sometimes only four to six hours of sunlight a day. Seemly this could be the contributing factor to their unusually high suicide rate or could explain the unfortunate rise of ABBA.