Our photo guides in Lapland
Peter Rosén has a background as associate professor in environmental science in Abisko. The breathtaking mountains and subarctic wilderness were always a part of his daily life and quickly became the subject of his favourite hobby – capturing the ever-changing beauty of Lapland on film. In 1996 he founded RosénMedia, to satisfy the increasing requests to purchase the images so many people found absolutely stunning. What Peter sees through his lens conveys the true spirit of Lapland, everything visitors long for. Peter’s education and research on the environment, love of photography and dedication to quality have transformed his hobby into a successful and highly-acclaimed company. Peter’s company has been delivering images around the globe for over 20 years, having appeared in more than 100 publications, television broadcasts, books, marketing material and more. In addition, His company also independently produces articles for magazines, books, slide shows, posters and postcards. Let these images introduce you to this impressive spectrum that represents the spirit of Lapland. The international fascination of the Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, has been Peter’s favourite since he moved to Abisko in 1999, and the book Aurora Borealis in Lapland conveys the spirit and awe felt by seeing aurora live. Aurora Borealis in Lapland sold over 4,000 copies before it was even published. It is part of the strength of being an active and professional photographer in Lapland. In 2016 he published his second book Midnight Sun over Swedish Lapland.
Göran Strand has been an avid astrophotographer since the beginning of the 1990’s and has big passion for exploring astrophotography and different light and sky phenomenon in creative ways. Several of his photos have been published by NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of the Day, SpaceWeather.com, National Geographic, MS NBC and several other national and international media. His film material has been used by, among others, Coldplay, Spitz Incorporated, Discovery Channel, MSNBC, SVT and several web-based news media. In 2016 and 2013, he was rewarded best astrophotographer of the year in Sweden. In November 2016, Swedish postal service PostNord AB released five of his Northern lights photos as stamps. He has released two books, Jämtlandsnatt in 2012 and Ljusår – ett år av ljus was released in 2016. Göran has been guiding different photography groups for several years, not only for the northern lights, but also for astrophotography and total solar eclipses. In recent years he’s been working together with Bonnier publications in Denmark as a photography guide on their total solar eclipse tours. He’s regularly teaching high school photography students about astrophotography and different sky phenomenon and does several public lectures each year.
David Evans, Australia
Photographer Hans-Olof is coming from Kiruna and has during his more than 15 years as a professional still and video photographer been working with multinational companies such as SAAB, Volvo, Vattenfall, Sandvik, and PEAB. He is also an excellent wedding/portrait photographer so don’t be surprised if he borrow your camera and capture some images for you.
Niklas Johansson from Kiruna has worked in the field of digital photography ever since Photoshop 1.0 was launched over 20 years ago. It would be hard to find someone better versed on every aspect of the digital workflow. When asked what fascinates him most, he replies: “The three-dimensional aspect of underwater photography and the way light can completely change the character of an image.” He spends a great deal of time off the coast of Norway in Narvik and Lofoten, a world teaming with hidden underwater wildlife and forgotten shipwrecks. His advice for above-water photography is: “try to see your subject from every direction, move around, change your perspective, alter the mood with light.” Niklas is also a talented musician, so don’t be surprised if you find him packing his flute and guitar as back-up entertainment if the weather is less than cooperative. Through his music and friends, Niklas has had the privilege of learning to appreciate Sami culture and musical traditions, something he gladly shares with his guests.