I'm 22 years old (b. 1997), studying environmental science in Lund, Sweden. I found my way into photography in 2010 when I got my first very simple digital camera. (From day one, Nikon...
This time it was mostly about getting close portraits of wildlife, especially birds. Lately I have been more found of seeking the fragments of landscapes, structures, with a preference for the old 'untouched' environments, both with and without urban mixture.
Nature photography for me is much about leaving the real world behind for a while, to explore the other real world. Different places, different motives, different structures - the creativity through the mind and camera is a never-ending process, affected by so many things. This also makes the photographing process, and also, journey so interesting, and in nature the unexpected does happen - if you just look for it :-)
From a different perspective, nature photography holds an important role as a link between people and nature in today's society. The image can be a powerful tool in that sense.
In 2014 I was awarded as a finalist in the nature photographers’ Oscars, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year, with an image of a Siberian jay (lavskrika). The awards ceremony was in London, at the Natural History Museum, a fantastic evening with among others David Attenborough present. The same year I was awarded the title Young Nordic Nature Photographer of the Year.
I am a member of Naturfotograferna/N. (Swedish Association for Nature Photographers)