This is my Story
Five years ago I felt fed up with the city life if I was living. I felt tired of its fast paced tempo and focus on money and consumerism. A window in my life opened up where I had the opportunity to uproot and try something else. So I left the place where I grew up and headed back north towards my roots. I was northbound and it felt great. See, I was born in the most northern part of Sweden, in a small mining town with nature around the corner but as a kid I did not really appreciate it. Now as a young adult I decided to once again live in a small town, lead a slower life and to spend time in nature instead of in shopping malls and cafés.
In the forests around Sundsvall I found myself and what I am passionate about: To live a life rich with experiences, not things. Here I became whole and happy, found inspiration and a purpose. You can really feel the colors and textures of nature in my pictures now. They're moody, warm and down to earth. I wish to use photography and my online presence to tell stories that inspire others to spend time in the wonderful nature that we in Sweden are lucky enough to have very close at hand. As I've found my calling and my niche I've also curated clients who share my interests and love for nature, like Lundhags, High Coast Whisky, Naturkompaniet & Elles Utemat.
Because we do not need to travel far to experience magic. Besides working as a photographer I've also started teaching it. I believe that photography makes people more aware of their surroundings and environment which helps to appreciate the small things in life and to care more fore nature. I run a photo club at the International English School in Sundsvall and I travel around Scandinavia hosting workshops in visual storytelling and close-by adventures. I also run a small side business called Woodbound Designs with my partner where we make wooden rings.
That was a part of my story, and hopefully I can help you capture yours - or give you the tools you need to capture it and tell it yourself. Thank you for reading!
Live slow and stay wild! // Rania