"When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I'd like to know them. Anyone I know I photograph"
- Annie Leibovitz
I'm a Los Angeles portrait, fashion & lifestyle photographer. Mostly known for my fashion editorials and portraits. My work has been seen in publications such as Vogue Italia, Essence, Brides, LA Style Magazine, Locale, and lately my own magazine Trustworthy.
I've had the honor of photographing people from all walks of life - well known public figures, as well as everyday people.
I was born and raised in Stockholm Sweden, to a Swedish mother and Gambian father. Having two parents from different continents allowed me to travel a lot around Europe and Africa in my childhood, which provided me with a culturally rich upbringing. At only 8 months young, my mother submitted me to modeling agencies in Stockholm, and that's when my career in the modeling industry started. Throughout the years, up until my twenties, I could be seen in various ads, billboards, and TV-commercials. Modeling was something that I truly loved doing. But being in front of the camera lens also inspired me to be behind it and create art. It was in 2011 that I decided to move to Los Angeles to fully commit to a career in the photography industry. As a freelancer, my work takes me everywhere, which is truly a blessing. In hindsight, I've learned that my early modeling days prepared me to become a professional fashion, lifestyle and portrait photographer. My experience of being in front of the camera has helped me understand the people that I'm photographing which is so essential when telling someone's story or sharing their message through my lens.