Photographer Malin Ngoie
Anna from Absolutely Beautiful Things posted a room she loved a few days ago and when I spotted photographer Malin Ngoie, I couldn’t resist temptation! (I also love the name Malin, by the way.) Isn’t this photo so sweet? This almost looks like it was photographed in Germany, something about it really reminds me of my neighborhood there and the children’s clothing really makes me think of European kids in their colorful brightly patterned clothes!
After browsing her photos I learned that Malin specializes in photographing children and children’s products and the more I looked, the more apparent it became that she not only loves kids but obviously makes little ones feel comfortable and creative alongside with her. It was really fun for me to ’see’ this as I looked at each photo, imagining the work involved in getting children to feel your direction as an artist like she does… I’m so impressed by this.
I selected the above images because each one made me feel really cozy and at home. The first one, with the tulips and open cabinet revealing patterned china and wallpaper inside, speaks to the romantic in me. The bedroom, in white, with those elegant beige drapes pushed aside to reveal such beautiful doors (perhaps to a terrace?) give me visions of living in a darling city in an old, historic building — perhaps in France, England or Germany even. The wooden children’s bed looks vintage and is so pretty but also sturdy and adds a lot of warmth here, it’s sweet yet has presense. The living area, contained in what appears to be a three season porch, feels calm and summer-y. I like something about this room that actually shocks me for some reason, as I am not naturally attracted to this kind of thing - I love that painting of the tall ship. I actually love ships and when the tall ships tour in America and hit Boston each year, I usually go see them and tour as many as I can. My father had a boat when I was growing up, not a ship, but a humble boat with a small sleep space below and I loved going with my family to enjoy the water and the sunshine. I never, until this very moment, considered a painting of a ship as something I’d like to own but now I’m considering this as a future option when I need to purchase something for the walls.
Please visit Malin’s portfolio for a dose of inspiration — you will definitely find some!
(images from malin ngoie)