Roberto Rubalcava

I love Sweden. I love the purity of the air, I love the forests and I especially love the sauna parties.This photo was taken last year when I went to Sweden to shoot some pictures of my friend Amanda for a Swedish clothing brand. After staying at her lovely family house for a week, I was so relaxed that I completely lost track of time and forgot to take my plane back to London. The photo was taken on the Saturday of the traditional Crayfish party that is held every year. Håkan gave Amanda that dress before going into the sauna. There were about ten of us squeezed into that small, hot space, all of us pretty drunk. I loved the fact that when it got too hot, we cooled off by jumping into the freezing lake.

featured in romka # 7, 2012