With over 6 000 000 international visitors
per year Berlin is fast becoming one of Europe’s top city break destinations. On
assignment from Ving (Thomas Cook) the brief was to capture the appeal of
Berlin’s historical past and vibrant modern culture.
Amish lives in his self-built houseboat
on England’s south coast. He has built three different houseboats from things
that he has found and collected.
Every year many Swedish people travel to
Norway to try their luck sea fishing and to enjoy the dramatic landscape. This
reportage was published in the newspaper Västerbottens-Kuriren in 2009.
On Brighton seafront there are hundreds
of small wooden beach huts. From the outside they don’t look terribly
interesting but when the owners open them up you can see how much individual
character they have given them. Sometimes they’re kept simple and used mainly for
storage but for some people this is their second home. Incredibly they are in
great demand with waiting lists of 10 years to buy one and they can cost more
than £20,000. The pictures have
been published in two books, “Minnesvilja” and “We love Brighton”. They have
also been exhibited in gallery KG52 in Stockholm and in The Forager in Hove
Babiali Taksi is one of the biggest taxi
companies in Istanbul. The drivers work very long and uncomfortable hours far
away from their families. On a back street there is a small office where the
drivers can eat, sleep, drink tea and most importantly, spend time with each
other. The series was published on outoffocusmag.com in 2008 and at Alma Löv
Museum in 2009.
Swingum is a dancing association in Umeå,
which works on a voluntary basis. It’s a forum for traditional African-American
swing dance. On assignment from the association I documented one of their
popular dance courses, which was held at Plaza in Umeå 2011.
From a basement in Vännäs (in the north
of Sweden) you can hear music playing, laughing and coffee cups clinking. The
basement isn’t a teenager’s hideout, it’s a meeting place for old ladies who
want to be creative together. This reportage was published in the newspaper
Västerbottens-Kuriren in 2009.