Photos: Ida Engberg by David Terranova

26 May 2015
Myriah Turner

David Terranova has constructed his artistic identity on nearly every creative scene and continues to execute thought provoking moves within film, photography, music and live visuals disciplines. His work is a flawless bounty of encounters, including Crosstown Rebels, Ghostly International, Dekmantel and Fabric, that allows us to glimpse into his vision.

We stumbled upon portraits of Ida Engberg, which David Terranova shot in the summer of 2014. The collection was published on Behance in January 2015.

Ida Engberg is a Swedish DJ known for her first single release, Disco Volante, and other successful releases on Drumcode, the life work of her husband Adam Beyer.

The photoshoot was set at David's home. You wouldn't think so with their out of this world feel and eerie borderline comic book style. The black and white texture creates a moody and strikingly divine depth to the traditional portrait style. 

This smoke show of an image is as fierce as it is somber. There is a sharp edge that slashes your focus and drags you in. The pulsating sense of euphoria coursing through the entirety of this image from her posture to bowed head makes you want to become a believer of something, anything.

A stunning portrait filled with longing and wonder-lust. There is a lush eye contact that captivates you, strikes up a fluttering array of question mark in your gut. This image ties tiny lassos on your irises, making it hard to look away.

The light casting images on Ida's profile is ravenously kind. The image has a sort of classic feel to it, you're waiting for a plume of cover to taint her lips and draw you in for a simple kiss.

This image is screaming Andy Warhol's Factory! I feel like I am looking at Edie Sedgwick before the drugs and uproar. You can see the cheeky child-like fun that Ida is approaching, like the photo captured before the funny face comes. I absolutely am enthralled with the dynamics of this image.

The murky but precise position of this portrait is almost like all four elements; earth, water, air and fire colliding on the surface of her face and slowly spreading out to give way to a glimpse of Ida Engberg's off the cuff, majestic self. 


David Terranova captured moments of Ida that are refreshing and deeply moving. They have both soft and hard edges that grab your attention and leave you reeling for more. The portraits create a thirst for something bigger than art, something better than visual glory, something beyond ourselves.

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Myriah Turner

Myriah Turner

Toronto / Amsterdam
Myriah Turner likes her words shaken not stirred. A Canadian with a powerful pen, she is known for her poetic stylings on discoFlesh, her dreamy voice over and her constant contributions to the electronic dance music scene. Having a strong connection with Amsterdam, Myriah Turner is currently based in Toronto, with an endless supply of pens and paper.