dagmar sigrid

interior photographer

My name is Dagmar and I am working as an interior photographer in central Stockholm. In the spring of 2020, I left the Netherlands behind to embark on this wonderful adventure. After studying photography in Rotterdam, I started orienting myself in the most appropriate specialization. With a number of detours, among others in the field of journalism, I found my passion in interior photography. From that moment on, photography and interior go hand in hand. 

After moving to Stockholm, I started my own company to continue my work as a real estate photographer. I’ve been working with a selection of established brokers in the most beautiful apartments in town. Together with the agency Florbrant/Svanberg, I have developed myself further in the high-end real estate market. Central Stockholm has become my daily work field where I have the honour to photograph a wide range of interiors. 

Apart from the world of real estate, my work as an interior photographer continues in the broadest sense of the word. I am passionate about design and would love to work more together with fine interior design brands, magazines and architects. 

In the Netherlands, I worked for ZIEN24, a company that is the leader in the market of home presentations and works closely with real estate agents throughout the country. I was one of their photographers in the Rotterdam and The Hague area, where I shot an average of four houses a day, five days a week. The photos were used to sell homes and could be seen in stores, on social media, and various housing websites. With a creative look at each space and by playing with the light I was always able to present the house in the best possible way. 

To better support my clients, I knew I had to develop my knowledge of interior styling. I followed a course in home staging to be able to substantiate my ideas and give further advice rather than purely acting in line with my gut feeling. The two professions are becoming more and more intertwined in my work, and I hope that the future brings me many beautiful projects in which photography and interior come together.

Dagmar Sigrid Aarse

Due to a relocation to Stockholm I started Dagmar Sigrid AB to continue my work as a photographer. My specialization in interior photography comes from several years of experience. In the Netherlands, I worked as a freelance photographer already, but I have deregistered my company from the Dutch Chamber of Commerce.
In March 2022 I teamed up with Florbrant/Svanberg, one of the leading agencies in the Stockholm market for high-end interior photography. Delivering photography to some of the biggest and best real estate agents in Sweden. 
Dagmar Sigrid AB and Husfoto teamed up in the autumn of 2020. The agency links its network of real estate photographers and brokers together all over Sweden.

As a real estate photographer for ZIEN24 I was focussed on making visual material for houses that go on sale. This included photography, 360-degree photos and videos.  A full-time job in which I photographed an average of four houses a day, five days a week.

With this course, to become a real estate stylist, I learned how to present a house attractively for sale. During the lessons I learned how to decorate each room, how to influence the experience of each room, how to make a floor plan, how to analyse colors, types of advice and how to start your own business.

During this study I learned the basic skills of interior styling in a practical way. This included, for example, dealing with the use of materials and colors, but also using the right style in an interior, giving lighting advice, drawing to scale, responding to trends and choosing the appropriate furniture and accessories. I successfully completed the course with an exam at the EHCB exam agency.
From the very first moment of Lauwer I became the house photographer. The gallery is based in The Hague and focuses on contemporary art. With an international selection of artists, Lauwer contributes to accessibility and diversity in the arts. Each new exhibition was accompanied by a festive opening in which I was responsible for the photographic material for the website and social media.

I successfully completed this four-year program with an MBO 4 diploma. The program consisted of lessons on both digital and traditional photography. As a student I was trained to photograph in the studio as well as on location with all the necessary knowledge. This included camera settings, lighting, color management, the use of Adobe programs and creating my own style.

Fulltime internship as an independent photographer, responsible for taking photos for several items in the magazine. I was also responsible for the monthly 'lisitings' which included tips about films, theatre, music and museums.
Fulltime internship as an independent photographer. Daily on the road to take care of the visual material for online news items. Worked closely together with journalists and film crew.