Enya. Umeå, Sweden, June 2012.

In my research I didn’t find much of value to read about Blondes. Except for “On Blondes”, written by Joanna Pitman, later to become photographic critic of the Times. I’ve brought it along my trip and it seems to be very interesting piece on the history of blondes.

The first chapter is about Aphrodite, or Venus if you prefer roman style, who probably was the first universal blonde. Both men and women worshiped her and her most significant attribute, the long and flowing golden hair. Very entertaining to read what the courtesans of ancient Greece where willing to do to imitate the goddess of beauty and love. Saffron, different smelling muds or even pigeon’s poo were used as bleach.

– Elin Berge