Although I was far more interested in photography than writing early on, being able to do both has brought enormous benefits. Today I work closely with several of Scandinavia’s biggest travel magazines, writing and photographing features for Vagabond (Sweden and Norway) and having my own photo-feature in every issue of Denmark’s leading travel magazine, Rejsemagasinet Vagabond (confusingly no relation to the Swedish/Norwegian magazine).
While travel can be a lot of fun in its own right, my main interest is nature conservation – in which category I include many aspects of culture, community development, and tourism. My primary outlet is bioGraphic, the California Academy of Sciences’ excellent biodiversity magazine, focusing on biodiversity questions in Sub-Saharan Africa, but I also provide photos for the National Geographic Society – primarily for their work on big cats. I have also been published in a number of other travel and in-flight magazines and newspapers, including Scanorama (Scandinavian Airlines), Daily Mail, the Times, the Sun, the Guardian, Telegraph, Metro UK, Daily Mirror, De Volkskrant (NL), Aftonbladet (SE) and many others, and I have been featured twice in the Journal of the Royal Photographic Society.
I also made the front page of several of Sweden’s biggest newspapers when I was questioned (briefly) as a suspect in the 2015 Bangkok bombings, but that’s a different story…