ConceptThe portraits of Vibeke Johansson

In many years I have worked with graphic design and webdesign, so photography is relatively new to me.

I still haven’t found my personal style – I´m still looking

In many years I have worked with graphic design and webdesign, so photography is relatively new to me. In a way it is not so far away from my daily work, but I still think, that it can be difficult to find the style I like – and I haven’t yet found it.

I am a trained Art Director, and have worked with webdesign for many years now. A profession where I also have used a lot of pictures everyday. I do not use my own photos in my professional work, as photography is only a hobby for now. In my early years I draw and painted a lot, and did several exhibitions of my art. I have spent much time in art schools and drawing courses when I was younger. Worked with many different media within the creative environment, and now I try the enjoyment of taking pictures. It has totally caught me and I love to take pictures now!

I know what fascinate and motivate me. I try to catch that and express myself the best way I can, and see how far my skills reach and my equipment allows. Old paintings, the dark, faces, fashion, creative editing and a whole lot more, are among things that fascinate me. I also get my inspiration from my dreams, music and people. Other artists inspire me too. By looking at the best photographers, they inspire me how to set light at a portrait or in other details. I just have to try to match them the best I can…

I spend a lot of time working in Photoshop, both in my daily work, but aslo when I am editing my pictures.
I just love that process…

As an amateur photographer, I sometimes get frustrated over all the things I still doesn’t not know about Photography. Hereby I mean lightning, staging and other techniques as a professional photographer would know, and have spent many years to learn. I have the greatest respected for trained photographers and their education, and I wish I was in a siutation where I could take such an education. For now I try to find my answers for my questions on the internet. I ask the professionals or others so I can learn, and be even better to take pictures. Maybe one day, I will create a picture that could take the breath out of my audience. [Official Website]

Many of my portraits are either of my son, my family or myself. Making self portraits began from the very beginning because no one would really stand in front of my camera. It’s just recently I started taking pictures of other people. The first experiments was pictures of nature, houses or other objects and of course self portraits. I think to believe, that it is a stage that everyone goes through.

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