Architectural & Fine Art Photographer
Life seems to go in circles. I spent most of my professional life in corporate finance, yet my beginnings were in photography. And not just any photography, but architectural photography. My first paid publication was while I was still a student of economics - a magazine assignment on a Scandinavian design exhibition in my hometown’s museum of modern arts.
My only intersection of photography and finance happened when I was a finance manager for Eastman Kodak at some point in my career. Got my MBA from the arguably #1 business school in the world, the University of Chicago Booth, too. In the meantime, I traveled a lot. I lived, worked, or visited more than 30 countries, on three continents. Photography has always been my first and only true love. Seeking solitude and refuge from a hectic professional career, my travels resulted in a lot of landscape and cityscape photography.
Ah, the inevitable: yes, like you read in biographies of almost any other photographer, I also got my first camera at the age of 14, from my uncle who was a professional photographer in Sweden. My first serious camera was the beautiful and iconic Rollei 35. I soon then inherited my first Hasselblad from my uncle, when he was diagnosed with MS. I got my second (and current) Hasselblad while in Kodak (hey, couldn’t refuse employee discount - Kodak was a Hasselblad's distributor in countries where they didn’t have their own)