Sannah Kvist (b.1986), is a photographer, artist and locomotive engineer.
She is based in Gothenburg, Sweden.
As a 10-year-old, Sannah started a business: building websites for multiple international clients within the entertainment industry, among them a popular boy band in the early 00’s. With the profits from this lucrative pre-entrepreneurship, she bought her first camera. After coding a website for her everyday life documentary work, she began to explore a more calculated approach, in which she staged and directed her images; this while maintaining an unforced angle.
After beginning a Bachelor's Degree at Valand Academy in Gothenburg, she decided to drop out and enroll in railroad engineering school. She has, since then, enjoyed the serenity of the passing landscape while listening to audio books. When she isn’t driving trains, she captures these landscapes, as well as her friends and getaways.
“It’s as if the photographs articulate a sentiment of memories of things that I’ve never experienced and that’s how I want others to perceived them too” she says. At the threshold between documentary and orchestrated, she paints a melancholic and nostalgic shimmer that simultaneously conveys a feeling of both emptiness and inner fulfillment.
Sannah says she takes photographs instead of writing because she’s no poet, but we disagree.
Some of her clients include Financial Times, The Telegraph, Die Zeit, Esquire, SJ, Vägverket, PUB and Kopparberg.