About me & my gear

Been making all kinds of art since the childhood; illustrations, drawings, paintings, digital art, graffiti and old fashioned film photography before coming over to digital photography.

I have a degree in photography and have been working as an Art Director for quite some time. What I master most is IT (computer hardware, servers etc) and I’m still working as a tech guy occasionally, to help elder people with their computers, hardware, accessory and more, but unfortunately I love photography more because it’s a very beautiful way to create art with, yet it’s very expensive and time consuming way of work.
Before I went “all over” to photography I did a lot of graffiti in my past. Sometimes I get questions from people asking me if I can do some minor jobs for them in this category, but most of that work has been left behind back in 2011 when I had my last exhibition in graffiti.
I was there starting to legalise graffiti as an art form and creating public walls where graffers (artists) could go and practice their skills.

I’m born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, on January 1981. Graduated as an Art Director, photographer and IT-manager.
Been living around places, worked as a DJ on radio, as a chef in Gamla stan, salesman in Finland and a bartender back in Sweden again.

I can speak three languages; Finnish, English and Swedish.
Yet I do know a few words and phrases in other languages too.

Kept my hobbies close to me, but keeping my best friend Dollar closer.
He’s my dog, in case if you wonder. 😉

Trying to travel as much as I can, where ever I can.
Favorite place is Caleta de Fuste on Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (Spain) in Europe and San Francisco, California, in USA.
But I have visited a lot of countries and cities in my life journey and will keep doing it as long as I breathe.

Being a CPS member at Canon provides me the opportunity to loan some gear from them time-to-time, but mostly I’m using following gear:

Canon EOS 6D and Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EF 24-70/4 L IS USM
Canon EF 200/2.8 L II USM
Canon EF 300/4 L IS USM
Sigma 150-600/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary
Samyang 12/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye

Some of the photographs in my galleries are taken with a Nikon D5200, Nikon D7100 and Canon EOS 5DsR camera.
A list of previously owned lenses:

Canon EF 16-35/2.8 L II USM
Canon EF 50/1.4 USM
Canon EF 85/1.8 USM
Samyang 14/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Samyang 24/1.4 ED AS IF UMC

Some of the accessories in my back pack are as follows:

Sirui T-004x Aluminum
Triopo C-158 Magnesium
Triopo MX-1327 Magnesium

Ball head(s):
Sirui C10X
Triopo B2N Panorama

Back pack:
LowePro Pro Runner AW 350

NiSi 100 mm Advanced II kit

I have just recently started to collect gear for this genre and the thoughts are to own a proper telescope of some sort to be able to do Deep Sky photography, but for now I just have:

Mount & Tripod:
Skywatcher EQ3 Pro SynScan GoTo

ZWO ASI1600MC-Cool, 16Mp MFT (micro 4/3) sensor

My hardware that I bring with me on the field is usually a basic laptop, but back home I have a custom built “monster” PC.

Corsair Obsidian 750D Airflow
Corsair AX 850W
ASUS X79-Deluxe
Intel Core i7-4930K Hexa-Core (12 threads)
– Corsair H80i V2 WCS
Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz 32GB CL14
MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB
4x Samsung 250GB SSD @ RAID 5
2x Western Digital Green 3TB 64MB HDD
Dell UltraSharp U2713H 27″ IPS

The software that I use, except from my OS (Windows 10 x64) of course, to edit my pictures with.

Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC (64 bit)
Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight (64 bit)
Astra Image (64 bit)
Sony Vegas Pro 13 (64 bit)
Google Picasa 3