Time to sum things up, although it's not a wrap quite yet.

After four years in Australia my visa expired so I moved from Australian summer to Swedish winter in February.

Australia is fairly remote to… most places. So I did some travelling.

I had an exhibition in Los Angeles and met up with photography friends. It was probably the best trip of the year.

DMU Show, Opening LA May 1st


Shot a wedding in LA, my first actually. It was featured at Rock’n’Roll Bride.


I went to Stockholm and photographed singer songwriter Elina in Dear Euphoria. The photos were published in the book Vägen till Sångerna by Stefan Warnqvist.

Elina and I also worked together on another project. Her voice and my images in a video that was screened at Slideluck Stockholm.

Beach wedding featured at Once Wed, a bridal blog with over 3 million readers/month.

Longed to get back into the studio and photographed beautiful African top model, Mirash during Stockholm Fashion Week.

Sketch Magazine
Had some spreads in the Australian Magazine, Sketch Magazine.

Biggest gig of the year was with fashion designers Alpha 60, for Sportsgirl Australia. It was printed on postcards and in stores all over Australia.

Won a silver award at the Australian Professional Photography Awards 2010.

Went to Copenhagen and met my artist friend Hilda Ekeroth and photographed her exhibition.

Materially Embodied

Went to Paris and met one of my best friends, who was in Paris on honeymoon.

Moved into a studio space in Stockholm by the end of September. Love it.

My new studio space

Shot for L'Oréal Sweden, most of the images are not published yet, but will be.

I won three bronze awards at the International Aperture Awards 2010, in three different categories, people, wedding and illustrative. The one in illustrative below:


Before and after

Sometimes you ask me about lighting so I thought I would share some photos.

Two heads lighting the background, bouncing into the polyboards, mostly to avoid camera flare.

The main light is a Beauty Dish with reflector and the second light is a Balloon. A beauty dish is probably my favourite light source, besides ambient, when it comes to portraits. It gives a beautiful fall off, eg. this shot (top one). The balloon is completely underrated but gives an amazingly soft light. I use it a lot for beauty shots.

The combination of a beauty dish and a balloon isn’t typical I guess, but I find using just a beauty dish will be too harsh for a fashion shoot. Big soft boxes are easy and reliable, but can give a too flat light. It depends on what you shoot of course. 

Hugo Boss Love

Make up artist and hair stylist Karolina Danielson. Model Caroline.

And ready to go.

Caroline II