Arvida Bystrom is a 22-year-old Internet sensation, artist, photographer and feminist with a penchant for glitter and cats (despite the fact that she's allergic to them).
It's no wonder, then, that Bystrom's quirky character caught the eye of Valerie Phillips, who proceeded to photograph the rainbow-haired Swedish goddess for a project titled 'Hi you are beautiful how are you.' Phillips seeks to capture, but not know, or even explain, Bystrom's loud, strange and colorful personality.
Though she's not shy about sharing her overflowing opinions -- she's pro-body hair and anti-marriage, for instance -- Bystrom is still essentially shrouded in mystery. There is a enigmatic quality that makes her completely unknowable. Of course, this is the hallmark of any great muse, and Bystrom does not fail to fascinate, puzzle and delight us.
Valerie Phillips Photographs Arvida Bystrom
1. Internet Sensations - Exploring the rise of individuals who gain fame and influence through their online presence and unique personalities, creating opportunities for brand collaborations and influencer marketing.
2. Quirky Character Photography - Embracing unconventional and colorful photography styles to capture the essence of individuals with unique personalities, offering alternative options for portrait photography and creative branding.
3. Enigmatic Muses - Exploring the appeal and intrigue of individuals who possess a mysterious quality, leading to artistic inspiration and creative storytelling possibilities.
1. Social Media Marketing - Leveraging the power of Internet sensations to promote products and services through social media platforms, allowing brands to reach a wider audience and engage with customers in new ways.
2. Photography - Incorporating unconventional photography techniques and styles to create captivating imagery that stands out in a saturated market, appealing to clients looking for unique and eye-catching portraits.
3. Art and Fashion - Collaborating with enigmatic muses and unconventional personalities to create compelling visual stories and artistic projects, pushing the boundaries of traditional art and fashion concepts.