Mikael Raymond Photography

"From time immemorial the Nordic peoples (folk) soul has been shaped by the struggle between the seasons. The contrast between light and darkness, between hope and despair, between elation and melancholy. The Scandinavian soul, like the bear seeks isolation, when the sun turns its face to other latitudes; with the desire to retire, to hibernate, reflect and contemplate, a going within; and from this ambience comes creative inspiration. It is my desire and intention to try to capture the beauty present in this contrast between the light and the dark, and the interaction of colors, with natures unruly and unconditional constitution, this is the key. I would like to show you that there's great hope right here, in our love of nature; that is the challenge that ignites the creative fires in me, to produce portraits of a big country"


My name is Mikael

I was born in small town in the middle parts of Sweden. My interest in photography started in late 2006 while visiting London. Soon this interest became more than a interest, I found the world of fine art photography.

I do have a fondness for black & white photographing and I mostly find my inspiration from the French and from the eastern European scene. My black & white photos express the Nordic light and I enhance that light with tones that suits that special atmosphere in Scandinavia.

In addition to photographing, I am a musician as well, and I'm sharing the world of music and the world of photography with the viewer and to the listener.

Bits and pieces

  • The photo "Between Those Curvy Hills" recieved a honorable mention in IPA~int'l photography award.
  • Exihibition at Galleri Zebra, Södertälje from 5/3 - 10/3 - 2011.
  • Plugzine # 4 - "Back To Black and White" Exhibition 22/5 - 5/6 2010 - Beijing, China.
  • One of 33 photographers selected in Datacolors competition, "The Colors Of your Life". "The Snapshooter" and the photo "On The Wet Cobblestones" will be published in the book "The Colors Of your Life" released by Blurb.
  • 2 photos "On The Wet Cobblestones" and "Sometimes It just Remains" recieved a Honorable Mention in PX3 2009 Photo Competition.
  • "Waiting For The Rain To Stop" selected by Red Bubble to be Published in the book "The City"
  • Blur - Magazine published my photo "Strolling" In issue #11
  • Blur - Magazine published my photo "On The Wet Cobblestones" in issue #09
  • 4 photos "On The Wet Cobblestones", "Still In Life" "Directions", and "Madame Pearl And Joe Random" published at F-Stop Magazine in Issue 33
  • 2 photos "The Snapshooter" and "Waiting For The Rain Top Stop" published at File Magazine.
  • Fototalk has selected 3 of my work for the Photo Exposition in Vinhedo, Brazil, 2008.
  • Saatchi Gallery selected one of his photos to be shown at the Sony World Photograhy Contest, Cannes Festival 2008.
  • 3 of of my photos where selected to be shown at the exhibition held at Kungsträdgården, Stockholm, 2007.
  • 2 of my photos where selected to be shown at the Fotomässan, 2007.

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