”My photographic identity and skills was developed during the era in which we used film in our cameras. I cherish both black & white and creamy colors. I love grain and the ”bokeh” of analog photographs.
On occasions I still use film, but I am mostly digital today and have carefully selected my gear & workflow so I once again can create ”organic”, analog looking, photographs that appeals to my heart & soul.
Each picture should tell a story.
My subjects is the same as ever: Wonderful human beings and interesting places and things.”
I was born in Malmö, Sweden, a long time ago.
1972 Got my first real camera at the age of thirteen. My grandfather was a diligent amateur photographer who traveled around the world and took pictures. He bought me a Minolta SR 1s with a 55 mm lens (I still got that camera in mint condition) in Tokyo. And so began my photographic journey.
1980-1982 Assisting photographer to Kerstin Lundberg & Lennart Sandén in Malmö, Sweden.
1983-1999 Advertising photographer. Worked mostly with fashion and editorials. Member of G.S.R, The Group of Swedish Commericial Photographers & SFF, Association of Swedish Professional Photographers.
1993-1994 Documentary project about police work in Malmö, Sweden. Solo exhibition in Malmö city hall in cooperation with the police and the city of Malmö. Exhibition then toured throughout Sweden.
1999 Took a break from my photography and devoted myself to others.
2005-2013 CEO of the company Urtid.
2011- Portrait photography. Corporate & privat sittings. Street photography.
I got my training in photography by working as an assistant. Evenings and nights were spent practicing the things I learned during the day. One of the benefits I had as an assistant was full access to the studio, professional photographic equipment and a large darkroom when the photographers had gone home for the day. This was when we had film in the camera, so much time was spent in the darkroom.
A young me during an editorial shoot in my Malmö studio (1980-ties)
Photo: Magnus Bolinder