About me, the Artist and Photographer
I realized early in my photographic career, the benefits of mentoring and have had the good
fortunate to have a wide range of great photographers as guides and inspiration through my
lifelong journey in photography. I have been able to repay this benefit many times over to
upcoming generations of photographers.
Twenty years ago, I felt ready to become a professional photographer and to open a studio.
Advertising was the main focus, but also a lot of weddings, portraits and freelancing for
newspapers and magazines. Gradually, my career took a different path and I started teaching
in photography, it´s technique, analysis and composition.
For the last couple of years, I dedicate my photography as part of my artistic work where I try
to show my view of the world, that moment, just as I saw it. Almost everything I do is based
on showing the beauty in the rejected and what many consider to be ugly or forbidden. My art
depicting the dark and hopefully it takes the viewer through a landscape that leaves a feeling
of beauty and discomfort for a long time.
I prefer to work with my pictures handcrafted in the darkroom and in black and white but I
also work digitally and then try to limit the work on the computer to what is practically
possible to do in the darkroom. When the image is ready, I integrate it with other forms of
expression; graphics, different assemblies or text to create a deeper dimension to the
expression I want to convey.
Nowadays, I work together with my wife. She has long experience in theater, acting and
brings new dimensions to the creativety. All shoots are based on a script that describes
everything that happened until the moment for the picture and there the work begins. It is a
dynamic collaboration, a process in which the two art forms converge to greatness.