About melancholy: the shots of Simon Kerola

Simon Kerola is a photographer and visual artist who explores the poetic facets of melancholy through his imagination. Discover more now!

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11 April 2019

Simon Kerola, aka Johnny Keethon, is a Swedish photographer who has focused his artistic research on storytelling, exploring the many facets of melancholy in a poetic and romantic way. The artist has repeatedly claimed to be inspired by his childhood, memories, Bud Spencer and Terence Hill films and music.

As Simon explains:

“A sense of loss and longing has found its mirror when the sun rises in the distance. I always find myself searching for nostalgia, a timeless place where nature is still dominant. It’s feels as if these places inspire to tell stories and I just happen to be there to document”.


Loneliness and abandonment are told through well-studied images, where nothing is left to chance: probably Simon elaborates his stories mentally, and then translates them visually.

Follow Simon on Instagram too.

A proposito di malinconia- gli scatti di Simon Kerola | Collater.al 10
A proposito di malinconia- gli scatti di Simon Kerola | Collater.al 10
A proposito di malinconia- gli scatti di Simon Kerola | Collater.al 10
A proposito di malinconia- gli scatti di Simon Kerola | Collater.al 10

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