My father was a very good amateur photographer and he taught me to shoot and print pictures from when I was a child.
My first "photo projects" were made with father's Hasselblad. Then I got my first camera, a twin-lens reflex medium format camera. One of my first series of photos was of a dead shrew mouse, impaled by a Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio) on a hawthorn thorn, as they usually do to keep a supply for a rainy day.
That's how my fascination for photography started. I have thrived on taking pictures ever since. Some periods of my life I have also focused on painting. I used photographs as reference for my paintings and my experiments with abstract painting have since been references for photo projects. Personally I do not see any difference between painting and photography, they are just different techniques to tell a story.
And that's it. I'm just trying to tell a story that I think is worth telling. If I can reach and affect someone else with my stories, then even better.
My greatest interest in life has always been photography and painting, but I have never pursued it as a profession. I have managed a local government art and culture department, worked as a managing director at a college specialising in arts and later worked as a director of foundation studies at a college specialising in arts and crafts.
I live in Strömstad on the Swedish west coast, near the Norwegian border.