Artist Arvida Bystrom was only 12 years of age when she delved into photography. Now 22, she is an experienced and recognized photographer that relocated from Sweden to London to pursue her passion to the fullest. Although her images are often rife with pink, glitter and all things feminine, there is a subversive quality to her work that explores issues surrounding sex, gender, identity and more.
Focusing heavily on self-portraits, artist Arvida Bystrom started her own gallery in Limehouse, East London, which she called 'Gal.' About the venture, she says, "I’d love to make more of my own art, but don’t have the time to create an entire show myself—and I enjoy putting other people’s art together."