Iris Alexandrov Klum@irisalexandrov

Creator of worlds

www.alexandrovklum.com/

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Iris Alexandrov Klum

Dalarna, Sweden. This beautiful man-made cross is my dear husband and artist partner, floating just beneath the surface on a warm summer day. We are so lucky here in Sweden, that many of our waters are still so clean and fresh. Although often taken for granted, I feel tremendously lucky, that the closest lake to our house, Mälaren, actually provides 2 million people with drinking water. And we still get to swim in it! #grateful #bliss #freshwater #savebiodiversity #artistduoalexandrovklum @mattiasklumofficial @irisalexandrov #nikonambassadors


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Iris Alexandrov Klum

Hello december ❄️ Snow, we miss you. How about showing up this Friday night? We can hang out all weekend. We have big plans for both building snowmen and riding sledge. #winterlandscape #comesnow #garden @mattiasklumofficial @biancalexandrov


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Iris Alexandrov Klum

Todays task- slowing down time. Exploring the nature around us in peace. Breathing. Imagining the huge web of life surrounding us, every second, awake and asleep. Meeting the people close to us, without trying to change anything, anyone. Trees communicate by sending distress signals about drought and disease and other trees alter their behavior when they receive these messages. Us humans, work the same way on a general level. That is why everything feels different when we stop altering our surroundings and instead slow down. Everything around us become more real, feels more important and even more alive. #mindfulness #forest #sunday #meditation #ilovetrees #love #healtheworld @mattiasklumofficial


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Iris Alexandrov Klum

The Tree House. I did this image 2013. Little did I know how it would reflect my ego in that time. The tree house that has no ladder. No one knew who built it or how it got there. I think I created the entire concept of living in my former house because of the tree house on the other side of the stream. I guess there was a connection. A day dream. Of someone else that had been there before me. Someone who dreamt about a grander story than the one we were living in a suburbian life. A story about something grand, of something mystical, beyond every day reality. Now, the story in retro perspective is like a faded dream. It seems, I was only hanging on to ideas, relationships, and things, that were in no use to my growth. And still, the forest is as magical as when I was little. The light as absurd. And there is another tree house, close to the house where we live now, filled with love. And also, so many things much grander than that.... #humanism #nostalgia #treehouse #clingingon #love #nikonambassadors #magic #irisalexandrov @mattiasklumofficial


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Iris Alexandrov Klum

Back in beautiful, dusky Sweden. Me and @mattiasklumofficial are now looking forward to work with the important nature and habitats close to our home and around beautiful Sweden. The swedish saying ’to dig where you stand’ means to work on what’s closest to you. One of the great priviligies we have in our work @alexandrovklumofficial, is to interpret the beauty, soul and values we have in nature. To be able to do so from our home base is so precious! #bliss #athome #irisalexandrov autumn #savebiodiversity #artistduoalexandrovklum @alexandrovklumofficial @mattiasklumofficial


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Iris Alexandrov Klum

Two impalas, a brief second before they run off into the dense vegetation... We’ve only been home for a few days. Africa is still behind my eyelids everytime I close my eyes. The sound of cikadas and crickets in the warm afternoon air. Hippos in muddy waters grunting and sighing in the bright daylight. Elephants chewing peacefully, while a baboon rapidly flees into the bush with its baby hanging from the chest. Oh wild Africa and all your inhabitants. You have a special place in my heart. #tanzania #artistduoalexandrovklum #impala #selous #wildlife #savebiodiversity On assignment with @alexandrovklumofficial and @mattiasklumofficial


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Iris Alexandrov Klum

Resting cheetah, South Africa. I was so amazed to learn how this female cheetah takes power naps in between playing with her cub. Playing for a minute or two, then dozing off for 20 seconds or so... Always ready to jump off and defend her little one! 🐆 Such an amazing creature!!! Soon heading to Selous, Tanzania with #zoomphototours where we will hopefully meet some other grand cats! #cheetah #phindagamereserve #southafrica #sleepingbeauty #irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial @mattiasklumofficial


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Iris Alexandrov Klum

The swedish saying ”borta bra men hemma bäst” can be translated to ”it’s good to be away but it’s always the best to be at home”. True that. Hello kids, cat, hens and autumn! #bliss #athome #gardenmagic #swedishlandscape #uppsala #foggy #dreamy #familylife #irisalexandrov @mattiasklumofficial @biancalexandrov @ansgarklumphotos @einars.pics #nikonambassadors


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Iris Alexandrov Klum

Last one from Hawaii, here from Waimea on the green island Kauai. We’re soon back home for a pit stop before leaving for Selous, Tanzania. Look forward to feeling the african heat and scents again! Truly happy and humble to be able to travel to Africa once again. We, @mattiasklumofficial and I, will be working for @alexandrovklumofficial and a series of both installations and photography on the subject of mass extinction and changing the gaze of nature. Go to @alexandrovklumofficial to follow us on our journey! #savebiodiversity #protectbiodiversity #hawaii #kauai #waimea #paradise #massextinction #nikonambassadors #irisalexandrov


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Iris Alexandrov Klum

Bye Maui, we loved to get to know you. Your nature is great, although very empty of animal presence...
Hawaii is not only the "endangered species capital of the world", but is also home to many extinct species. Of the extinctions that have been documented, many of the reasons for a species demise include human intervention and pervasive alien introductions. Ecosystem destruction, species displacement, competition for food resources, and hunting have decimated the native fauna and flora of the Hawaiian Islands since European contact (1778).
(Source: Bishop museum, Honolulu)
We’re in the middle of the sixth mass extinction of species on Mother Earth. We humans, are the most invasive species of them all. Go to @alexandrovklumofficial to check out our art projects visualizing suistanability issues from all over the world!
#savebiodiversity #protectbiodiversity #artinthemaking #hawaii #maui #lahaina #invasivespecies #6thmassextinction #savetheplanet #irisalexandrov @mattiasklumofficial @irisalexandrov #nikonambassadors #purposedriven


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