Welcome to my small blog. It is really nothing special – just a way to make something nice out of all the pictures I take…and the thoughts going through my mind…
My name is Per and I live in Östergötland, in the southern part of Sweden. I first started photography in the late 1970:s, as I borrowed my fathers cameras. Back then it was all about black and white film – preferably the good old Kodak Tri-X 400. We had our own darkroom, where my father taught me to make my own pictures.
In the early 1980:s I saved up to my first new camera; a Praktica BC1. The Praktica was an East german camera, that was a perfect beginners camera. I had a 50mm and a 135mm lens for my Praktica – and I loved it.
The first Nikon camera found its way in to my camera bag in 1990; a F-301. At that time I shot a lot of pictures of my friends in school. Not that common back then (before mobile phones and digital photography) – and that is something I am very glad for now. I also took photography lessons in the evenings after school/work.
Now – I am not a full time professional photographer, and have never been. Probably never will be. My daily profession is completely different – and that may be why I still love photography and more or less live and breathe it on my spare time.
When digital photography made it’s way into the photography world, I tried to adapt as fast as I could. My first digital SLR camera was a Fujifilm S2-Pro – a camera that was based on a Nikon body. Ten years later I would switch completely to Fujifilm, as the “X-cameras” were released. I still use Fujifilm for my “faster” photography.
I have made photography assignments every now and then during the years. I sold pictures through agencies – before stock photography destroyed the market. I sell stock pictures as well – but that is nothing to get excited about…
Today I shoot Leica M-cameras for most of the time. I found that the Leica M is the perfect camera for me, in the way I shoot. The camera goes everywhere with me…and always will…
Hope you will enjoy my blog. And: if you actually read all of this – please like this page. That would make me really happy 🙂