I’ve been rather absent from both social media and this site for quite a while now, and for a good reason I might add. In September 2015 my lovely daughter Tove was born. As soon as me and my partner Cecilia learned that we were expecting, I decided that being self employed and working abroad at times wasn’t ideal anymore and therefore started studying at Uppsala University (higher education is free here in Sweden btw). The goal of course being to broaden my expertise and hopefully provide better opportunities for me and my family later on. This is by no means the end of my journey as a photographer, rest assured, it’s simply a new direction and a new chapter in my life that I can’t wait to see unfold. I’ll be accepting a reasonable amount of assignments so you’re still most welcome to contact me should you be in need of my services.
Currently I’m enjoying a seven month paid paternity leave and have three additional months planned for next summer. Here in Sweden we get 480 days of state funded parental leave per child, which can be divided between the parents as they see fit. In our case, we chose to split the days 50/50 since to our mind, the child has equal needs to bond with each parent, and our particular circumstances enables us to accommodate that need, so why not.
It’s funny how life turns out. A few years back, I would’ve never pictured myself as a latte dad, sipping coffee with one hand and holding a tiny toddler with the other whilst chatting with the other mums and dads at some stroller-friendly café. Yet here we are.