"On a personal level, I hope to grow as a person, father, and husband everyday. To learn new things, and never stop reaching for that goal."
About: Born and raised in Sweden, I grew up in a household filled with electronics and art on the walls. My father who is a talented painter introduced me to different types of art at an early age. His passion for different types of electronics and computers has also stuck with me to this day. I believe that my style of photography today can be summaries by those two influences. Editing my images with the possibilities of today’s fast computers and advanced software is how I create my art today.
I came to the U.S. in 2008 on a tennis scholarship. Now I am married, have two kids, and I recently opened up my own photography business. For ten years, I have slowly developed my style of photography by photographing school events, family members, and everything else I could come across. It has been a long learning process, and I am still growing and developing new techniques every day. However, I have now found my personal look and style of photography which led me to finally open up my own business.
Who is your inspiration in life? How do you keep inspired?: My inspiration in life is myself and my family. Myself, because I always strive to be a better version of myself each day. That is a goal I might not ever reach, but it keeps me inspired everyday. My family inspires me because of the make everyday unique and special. My wife and kids give meaning to each day.
What is your aspiration in life?: On a personal level, I hope to grow as a person, father, and husband everyday. To learn new things, and never stop reaching for that goal. On a professional level, I hope to take my passion as a photographer and develop a successful business, where I get to do what I love everyday.
What is the most challenging part of your profession?: Marketing. Finding clients is something that most if not all Photographers need to do. Photography isn't a need for most people. Therefore, it can sometimes be challenging to find the right clients.
We all make mistakes we wish we could take back. Tell me about a time you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.: Sometimes editing images can make you a bit too excited, which leads to an early delivery and social media post, which you afterwards regret after finding errors.
Tell me about your proudest professional accomplishment.: I'm still early in my career as a photographer, so every time I get to please a client feels like an accomplishment to me.
How old do you have to be before it can be said you died of old age?: 100. Everything before that could be avoided with healthy life habits.
Do glow-in-the-dark objects stop glowing when somebody turns the lights on?: I'm sure it does; however, we don't see it since the ambient light is brighter than the glowing subject.
If parents say, “Never take candy from strangers” then why do we celebrate Halloween?: Good questions, can't explain that one.
If one man says, “it was an uphill battle,” and another says, “it went downhill from there,” how could they both be having troubles?: Because they are both looking for even ground.
Photo Credits: Johan Weich