I am 24 years old (b. 1997) and grew up in Eskilstuna, Sweden. Today I live with my girlfriend in Stockholm and work as an environmental consultant. The interest in photography and birding started around 2010, more or less by randomness.
My first years in terms of photography, was much about getting close portraits of wildlife, especially birds. Lately, I have been more fond of seeking the fragments of landscapes, structures, with a preference for old untouched environments, both with and without urban mixture. Still, I prefer birds in my images but preferably with a lot of environment that can describe a situation and also include more artistic details.
Nature photography for me is both about the artistic touch but also the experience of exploring wildlife and especially birds, like a parallel world to the urban city life, that is going on around us all time. I'm too fascinated by the lives of birds and never stop being surprised and impressed. And to capture that experience I mentioned is one of the challenges. From another perspective, nature photography holds an important role as a link between people and nature in today's society, where the image can be a powerful tool.
One of my absolute highlights regarding my photography was in 2014 when I was awarded as a finalist in the nature photographers’ Oscars; the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. The image that was awarded showed a Siberian jay (lavskrika in Swedish) that I took in northern Sweden. I remember when seeing this image on the camera screen that it was something special - the judges thought the same. The awards ceremony was in London at the Natural History Museum, a fantastic evening where for example Sir David Attenborough from the BBC documentaries was present. The same year I was awarded as the Young Nordic Nature Photographer of the Year.
I am since 2016 a member of Naturfotograferna/N (Swedish Association for Nature Photographers).