I live and breath in this cycle:
1) Be here
2) Be now
3) Start at 1) again
STORY OF A CRAZY TRAVELER
AND A PHOTOGRAPHER
I drink a lot of Green Tea. One of my neighbours said once that she had never seen my drive my car without drinking tea or brushing my teeth at the same time. That was countryside, alright, but try it! Brushing teeth while driving is amazing! So much time! So clean teeth! But if the world was less built by the clock I would bicycle…..
Meditation and qigong are part of my every-day routine. Walks in forests are my medicine. I am a free, happy human. I love my children. I love all children. I love humans. I love to play and create.
I follow the flow of a movement but stay in the power of the now at the same time. When I was chosen as ” one of the best weddingphotographers in Sweden “ and my business was blooming, when I got published in magazines, when I got request from all over the place abroad to shoot weddings, when I got payed more and more I reached my dream.
So I stopped.
I only shot a couple of weddings the next three years.
But I am back again. More grounded. I could not have done it any other way. I crashed. I had to log off.
I have always worked with human beings; older ones, younger ones, youth, middle aged ones, handicapped people, people with behavioral disorders, violent people, sad people, happy people. So that is what I got back into for three years. I worked with “explosive children” (removed from their schools because the teachers could not cope with their behaviors). My strength is to really meet up, soft and aware, collaborative problem solving. I think it is my genuine interest in humans that shows in the pictures and films. I Think that people relax with me because I am non-judgmental. It is just the way I am.
When I meet you we are just humans open to we will create new TOGETHER just by simply being. It is not hard to be “the best” together if we are fully present. It is not because of ME. I am just there. But I am now.
It is not a joke: Meditation as my most powerful tool. Meditation comes before (and after) camera-equipment. That is why I need a quiet moment in nature to anchor myself sometimes if I shoot a full day wedding for example. That way I stay being my best/ “the best” photographer.
If very sharp and very colourful is what you mainly want I have lots of lovely collegues that I can recommend to you. Just ask. Black and white happens to me all the time and I love the softest, dim colours of nature. I relax in dull and grey and rainy. November is my favourite month. Don’t misunderstand me, I know which button to press, which lense to use, I do love sun too and I even dress up for the wedding. But it is not about what I love. Even the brightest day turns out black and white. Art is art. It just happens. Sometimes sharp and still, sometimes moving like a film…
I have been around in this business since 2007 and the highest and most conscious professional experience I have is the presens. That’s all but wow! does it help me evolve and wow! do my heart explode and wow! do I think: I FEEL THIS IS GOING TO BE THE BEST SHOOT I’VE EVER BEEN PART OF!
I am 46 years old. I have done so much in my life. After growing up Close to and in the archipelago of the Swedish Coast I hit the road around eighteen and spent 2 years in New York working as an au pair, studied English and IT at University of North London, travelled near and far, always photographing, meditation and speaking to trees and herbs, being creative. I have studied Traditional Chineese Medicine for Grandmaster Fan Xiulan, instructing qigong and meditation to groups and individually (still do, I practise qigong every day). I have worked in the Real Estate business, in the reception at hotels, with gardens, homecare. My Life is just like breathing; in. and out. Breathe all that pulse in, let it go. Sometimes in busy cities and sometimes in solitary places. I have retreated as a fish-cleaner on a small, wild island in Norway during the darkest winter ever with no natural light for 3 months writing, I have attended a inner healing-journey over the years and connected deeply with shamans of the last inka-people, the qero people (still do). But my biggest adventure by far (still is) was to becoming a mother of two Beautiful daughters. They teach me all there is to know about being human. We spent about 13 years in a small cottage in the forrest almost self-sufficiency in vegetables and fruits, spending time as a family close to nature. My Life is about travelling. The world is large, space is vast but the longest and deepest travels goes inside, when meditating.