Gwenaël Akira Helmsdal Carré
Gwenael Akira (1994) is a photographer and visual artist from the Faroe Islands, a remote archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Light and its effect on the mood and atmosphere of the images intrigue this artist.
Playing with light and surrealistic elements, the artist creates images that defy the limits of reality and spark a sense of wonder. The work reveals the natural beauty and the varying weather of the homeland, as well as the personal and cultural experiences and identity of the artist.
Working a lot with musicians, especially Joe and the Shitboys, a punk rock band from the islands, the artist captures their energy and attitude in the photographs, as well as their connection to their homeland and its culture.
The artist also works in film as a cinematographer, making music videos for different artists, showcasing skills and creativity.
Several exhibitions in the Faroes have featured the works of this artist, both solo and with other artists.
The goal of this artist is to share passion and perspective of the Faroe Islands and its music scene with the world, and to inspire others to appreciate and explore this unique and vibrant place.