Photography is like everything else in life, great when you are in a good mood, less good, when not. I have taken literally 100 000 photos during my almost 25 year long career as an explorer. But I don´t see myself as a professional photographer, even if I live partly as one. I document, always in a rush. I never plan my photography. I just take it as it comes, and I never use Photoshop to manipulate them. I see that as faking a world, life, which is as good as it is.
My main subjects used to be wild animals and spectacular nature, however, today it is overwhelmingly human beings and culture.
I have two sections; one professional and one with more of a story including not the best of the best, but good enough for the story I want to tell. On the professional page, photos, but are basically picked for the story each of them tell. Even if I try to tell a collective story of each portfolio.
I get a lot of requests for exhibiting my photos at galleries or request to buy my photos, but I just don´t have the energy right now.
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