The phrase "a picture is worth a thousand words" could not be a more appropriate description for the work of photographer Niklas Alm. The Swedish-born photographer's portfolio is full of environments that speak loads of its inhabitants despite their absence.

Alm's work is reminiscent of the illustration one finds in an iSpy book, the longer you study the picture the more detail you will be rewarded with. There is a brilliant balance between the blatant and the subtle in these pictures, all of which complement each other in regards to the overall narrative of the piece.

The beautiful composition of the pictures is such that the audience does not dwell on questions of "what is that doing there?" but rather appreciates the precise placement of objects which have gone on to transform a room into a world.