Yes, that is a selfie. A selfie to tell the world that I now live in Umeå. After more than ten years of exile in southern Sweden, I'm now back home in the north again. If you're in need of a photographer in Umeå or around - please just call or send me an email and I'll be happy to help you!2017-09-08
"RAGGARNA" AT GÖTAPLATSEN
During daytime and early evenings, Götaplatsen is Gothenburg's centre for high culture, with the concert hall, art museum and municipal theatre. But on weekends, the square is often transformed to another culture at dusk. This is where "raggarna", or the Old American Car Fans, meet. Often looked down at with disrespect by the people who regulary visit the cultural institutions at Götaplatsen. But, according to themselves, just some happy people who like old american cars. And maybe a bear or two.
For Två Dagar, me and writer Karin Fingal spent a night with Mimmi Fält and Niklas Gunnarsson in their Dodge from 1956.
DAVID KLINT FOR DI WEEKEND
David Klint is the entrepreneur behind the very popular concept of Tough Viking. They organize races in several different towns in Sweden each year. Compared to an ordinary running competition, this is something completely diffferent. Competitors have to pass a number of obstacles, and it's hard to do alone. They are supposed to help each other. David is head of the organization at everey race, but he allways find time to run the course as well, to see what works good and what could be done better next year. I followed him around for a couple of hours when Tough Viking came to Gothenburg earlier this year. The story was published in DI Weekend a couple of days ago.2017-08-06
THE GLOBAL SEED VAULT
Deep under the permafrost at Svalbard, countries from all over the world deposit seeds in the Global Seed Vault. They are kept here as a backup in case of wars, climate change or natural disasters. My and Anna Liljemalm's story from the vault was published in the Swedish magazine Forskning och Framsteg and web magazine Extrakt.2017-06-05
Ahang Bashi made a documentary about her own anxiety. She won a Guldbagge for best rookie and the film was even nominated for Best Film at the same event. I met her for Göteborgs-Posten's Två Dagar.2017-05-06
ONE YEAR IN A SWEDISH SCHOOL
Alyamama Matuwes school bus took her through the crossfire in Damascus. Mohamed Saids school in Mogadishu was hit by a missile. They both manage to escape to safety in Sweden. Here, they joined hundreds of thousands of refugees arriving in Sweden during 2015 and 2016. The authorities were not prepared. In Gothengurg - as in most Swedish towns and cities - one of the challenges was to quickly arrange schools for all the young refugees. For Pedagiska Magasinet, me and writer Carl-Magnus Höglund followed Alyamama's and Mohamed's first year in school to see and how it all worked out.2017-04-05
DE FRIVILLIGA - EXHIBITION AT THE BOOK FAIR
"My Europe doesn´t build walls".
One year have passed since Swedish prime minister Stefan Löfven hold his speach in Stockholm. The newspapers were filled with stories about volunteers welcoming refugees at the railway stations. But suddenly, something happened. All we heard about was numbers of asylum seekers, quotas and a crash of the welfare system.
The volunteers were forgotten.
In the exhibition "De Frivilliga" I have met some of these volunteers to see what they do today. The exhibition will be on display at the Gothenburg Book Fair these weekend, from Thursday to Sunday. Near the exhibitor "Se Människan", G02:10.
Finally, after more than four years, I've managed to update the portfolio section of my website! Please click the link in the menue, up there in the right corner of your display. Or click HERE. Enjoy!2016-05-11
Last month i shot two assignments for Ingenjören, union magazine for Swedish graduate engineers. One quick portrait of Olle Häggström, professor of mathematical statistics at Chalmers, and a portrait story about Ann-Sofie Sandberg, professor of food and nutrition science, also at Chalmers. It was the first time I worked for Ingenjören and their talented and ambitious picture editor Anna Simonsson. It was long time since I worked so closely together with an editor, all the way from brain storming portrait ideas, locations and situations to editing the final work. I wish it was like this all the time!2016-05-09
LINJE 11 IN ARBETET
Last week the union paper Arbetet published part of my project Linje 11, where I document daily life along one of Gothenburgs tram lines. I've been working very sporadically with the project for five years. All ready from the beginning my plan has been to go out and shoot one I have some time for it and when I feel for it. Unfortunately the part about time is not happening very often nowadays. But last year, Arbetet asked me if they could publish part of my work in their series about public spaces. I went out to shoot some new stuff during an afternnon i November, and they published it alongside some of my older work from the project.2016-04-07