23 years old (b. 1997). I grew up in the city of Eskilstuna, Sweden. Around the year of 2010 I started with photography, more or less by randomness. Since day one, Nikon gear - for those who wonder.
The first years in terms of my photography, 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 many things. This makes the photographing process so interesting, and in nature the unexpected does happen - if you just look for it :-)
From another 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 where also e.g. Sir David Attenborough was 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)
foto: Anna Sahlin