How a year's work can make you a better photographer
Given the opportunity, I love to go back to locations to re-shoot them in a new way, in other seasons or at different times of the day.
Light a candle in the darkness
Winter may be at its height, the days may be short and the wind may be whipping through its narrow streets, but Stockholm’s Gamla Stan is certainly not without drama and color.
Sweden’s cozy concept of the peasant life
I meet up with historian and folklorist Jonas Engman, who tells me the Swedish love affair with the country cottage can be traced all the way back to the 19th century.
Enter the cathedral of Stockholm to learn about good and evil
Stockholm's Cathedral, the Storkyrkan or "Great Church", houses a remarkable sculpture dating to 1489 which depicts Saint George and the Dragon.
Sweet Swedish summertime
In Sweden, everyone is looking forward to the long days of summer.
Building on the past for a national identity
Skansen, an open-air museum that uses 150 rescued buildings to tell the story of Swedish home life, design and culture, is on Djurgården island in central Stockholm.
Preserving the past for a thousand years
Stockholm has a long-standing association with attractive and practical design styles. There is a certain irony, therefore, that Stockholm’s most popular attraction – in terms of official visitor numbers – tells the story of a disaster linked to design failings on an epic scale.
Gamla Stan, Stockholm's slum turned most handsome district
Low winter sun is lighting up the buildings of Stockholm’s Gamla Stan with a warm, golden glow. My watch is showing a little after 8.30am, but the daylight is only just beginning to break through the early morning mist, casting reflections across the waters that flank this most handsome district of the Swedish capital.