Spotlight: Olle Enqvist
We want to tell you a little about Olle...
We love Olle. Not because he takes the best pictures in Malmö. Not because he's been with us since the very start. Not because he always has the best vegan restaurant tips. We love Olle because he is a genuine "Malmöite" (don't get us wrong - we also love him because of all the things we mentioned too). Being a "Malmöite" is no easy task. You have to live, eat and breath this city. We can't think of a better person that embodies the culture and vibrancy of this city than Olle. Through his lens, we get a chance to see Malmö in its purest form. So much of our cities culture comes from music, food and the events that bring us together and Olle has managed to capture it perfectly. That's why we couldn't think of a better person to shoot Malmö Clothing Co. He's been a vital part of our brand's growth for the past year and so we figured it was time to sit him down and ask him a few questions.
We asked Olle a few questions about himself and life in Malmö:
Where did you grown up and how long have you lived in Malmö?
I grew up in Nättraby, where I actually find myself at the time of writing this, for some well needed cat-petting and sea-staring time. Nättraby is a smaller society outside Karlskrona consisting of about 6000 inhabitants. I left for Malmö and new adventures in 2009, so that’s going on nine years.
What do you do for work?
Freelance photographer and filmmaker, with film/video taking over more and more.
What do you do for fun?
Socializing, beers, playing or listening to music, go swimming, X-files, Seinfeld, Star Trek, eating delicious food, video games, clubs, petting cute animals.
What keeps you here in Malmö?
The ocean, I think I’d get pretty claustrophobic if I didn’t live near it. Also almost every person I know and love live here, with a couple of exceptions. Last but not least the variation in food.
What’s one thing you would change about Malmö?
Correct the name for Turning Torso. It’s twisting.
What makes Malmö a place that’s worth visiting?
The mix of cultures and the food that comes with it. Also you don’t have to deal with the stress of Stockholm or the bad jokes of Gothenburg.
Best coffee in town?
Not really a coffee drinker, but I feel like Solde could be a coffee quality oasis up in the city
*We know Olle isn't a coffee drinker, but we continue asking him in hopes that he'll one day say yes
Best falafel in town?
Runda Grillen, Heleneholm. Good falafel, fries and soda for €3, in a wonderful little round hut in a parking lot.
Best bar for a beer or cocktail in town?
Beer: Metro, Cocktail: Belle.
What should every tourist know about Malmö when they visit?
Unless it’s snowing, travel by bike. Also, the basic falafel sauces are mild, strong and garlic. If you ask “What do you have?” eyes will be rolled.
Olle's top 5 places to visit in Malmö:
Olle's top 5 places to eat at in Malmö:
- Dubbel Dubbel
- Pink Head Noodle Bar
- Mitt Möllan food court
- Möllans Falafel