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February 2017

Denmarks Museum of Photography is displaying a new group exhibition from the museum's art collection, including my work, as well as the work of Kirsten Klein, Susan de Witt, Viggo Rivad, Heinrich Heidersberger, Albert Steiner, Harry Opstrup and Emil Schildt. The exhibition runs from January 21st to March 12th, 2017.


November 2016

I'm happy to share my thoughts regarding black and white photography together with top photographers around the world in Andrew Gibson's latest ebook The Black and White Companion. This ebook is currently available from Andrew's website, under the headline Photography Ebooks. Here is a link to Andrew Gibson's website.


October 2016

I have been quite busy during the first half of 2016. I did some extensive travelling to Japan, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Iceland, and Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota and Oregon in the US. New images will soon be available on my website.

I had a solo exhibition in May at Epicenter: Stockholm House of Innovation, which contains some of Stockholm's most modern showrooms. Epicenter is part of the concept called Urban Escape Stockholm. Many thanks to Anders Schmidt at Gallery Xpose who arranged this exhibition.

There is an introduction (part one) of an article series regarding my work in the Romanian art magazine STR8home, by Laurian Onofrei. Click here to read part 1 in English. Click here to read part 2 in English.

For those who can read Polish, here is a link to a great polish website about photography. Unfortunately, I cannot read Polish. But, it is an honor for me to participate in the excellent Polish website called Szeroki Kadr. Click here to read a short introduction about my work.


December 2015

I am honored and humbled that my work will be part of the exhibition To The Edge at the Danish Museum of Photography in the town of Herning in Denmark, January 23rd to April 24th, 2016, and the exhibition ImageNation in the town of Desenzano del Garda in Italy, March 12th to April 2nd, 2016


August 2015

I am very pleased and honored to have an 8 page article about my work Short Stories in the latest edition of the prestigious magazine, Schwarzwiss, Das Magazin Für Fotografie, from Germany. Click here if you would like to read the interview in English as a PDF file. Click here if you would like to read the interview in German as a PDF file.

A collection of my fine art prints are now available at Art Upfront - The Unlimited Grain Gallery in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Here is a link to their gallery: Art Upfront - The Unlimited Grain Gallery

There is an interview from August 2015 by Sebastian Markis at Monovision Black & White Photography Magazine. Click here to read the interview at their website.


March 2015

I'm thrilled to participate in a group exhibition at the famous The Cable Factory in Helsinki, Finland, April 2015. The Cable Factory is the largest cultural centre in Finland. It houses 3 museums, 12 galleries and art schools in the heart of Helsinki.

A new collection from Belgium, Cityscapes III, is now published on the website.


October 2014

I am proud to participate in the following exhibitions in the autumn of 2014 and in January 2015:

Antica Fornace Grazia. Deruta, Umbria, Italy. September 2014

31st INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION. Esbjerg, Denmark. November, 2014

Rocca Flea Museum. Gualdo Tadino. Perugia, Italy. January 2015.

There is an interview with me and two art gallery owners in the swedish photography magazine Fotosidan, regarding the issue of how to price fine art photography prints. Only in swedish. Click here to read the interview.


June 2014

A new collection from Belfast is now published on the website. This is a limited collection of the murals in Belfast, and my first collection in color.

Kai Behrmann from Top Photography Film in Germany interviewed me regarding my work as a photographer. Click here to read the interview.

A selection of my work is featured in the french e-magazine Journal Photographique. Here is a link: Journal Photographique.

A small selection from a new ongoing project is published on LensCulture's website. This project, UNSPOKEN STORIES - Dreams, Memories & Other Tales, is quite different from what I usually do. However, I am very excited about this project and will hopefully be able to present this collection later this fall or winter 2014. Here is a link: LensCulture

A selection of my work is now available in the Long Exposure e-Magazine by Focus Magazine Publishing. The magazine is available at iTunes App Store. Here is a link: iTunes App Store

There is an article and a collection of my work published in the e-magazine Poco from Guangzhou in China.


December 2013

Here is a link to a nine minute short film about my exhibition in Oklahoma City. All prints from this exhibition are now available at Catherine Couturier Gallery in Houston, Texas, USA. Click here to watch the film.

I am honored that two of my Brooklyn Bridge images are included on the cover of blues musician Brian Kramer's latest work, CD Full Circle (dist. Plugged Music) and his debut novel Out Of The Blues (Bullet Point Publishing).

A collection of my prints are now available at Amazon in collaboration with Susan Spiritus Gallery in Newport Beach, California, USA.


August 2013

I am very proud to announce that my image The Crossroad won Third Place in the prestigious International Kontinent Photography Awards 2013, in the category Editorial/Documentary - Single Image.

I am thrilled to announce that a small collection of my images are available through Your Daily Photograph in collaboration with Duncan Miller Gallery in Santa Monica, California, USA.

I am also happy to announce that I am now represented by The Photo Gallery in Halmstad, Sweden. Here is a link to the new gallery: The Photo Gallery

I participated in a group exhibition at Gallery Form & Färgverkstaden in Eskilstuna, Sweden, May 2013. This was my first exhibition in my old hometown. I will also participate in a group exhibition at Oxford Castle Gallery in Oxford, England, August 2013.

I will have a solo exhibition at Kontra:Stockholm here in Stockholm, Sweden, September 2nd to 28th, 2013. Kontra:Stockholm is a spa & beauty salon located at Briger Jarlsgatan 46, a prime location in a fashionable neighborhood in Stockholm. This exhibition is arranged in collaboration with an old friend, Marie Hallbert Fahlberg. She is the founder of FOP Sweden. FOP stands for Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva which is one of the rarest, most disabling genetic conditions known to medicine. It causes bone to form in muscles, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissues. Bridges of extra bone develop across joints, progressively restricting movement and forming a second skeleton that imprisons the body in bone. Marie Hallbert Fahlberg has done invaluable work for FOP Sweden. I will donate 20% of all sales during this exhibition to the FOP research foundation.


January 2013

I am proud to announce that my image Snow Covered Pier, 32x32 inch, edition 1/6, is now included in the exclusive art collection at the Swedish embassy in New Delhi, India. I am also honored to be a finalist in Photolucida's Critical Mass 2012, Portland, Oregon, USA.

There is a new portfolio published on my website with 22 new photographs from a road trip on the famous Route 66 in the states of Oklahoma and Texas.

Click here to read a new version of Brandy McDonnell's interview, previously published in The Oklahoman Newspaper, Oklahoma City, USA.

Click here to read a new interview by Andrew Gibson from New Zealand.


November 2012

My solo exhibition Focus on Light in Oklahoma City was a big success. Glenn Fillmore, Director of Visions in The Paseo Art Gallery, presented my exhibition live on Oklavision TV and on KSBI TELEVISION - OKLAHOMA LIVE. John Branderburg wrote a review in The Oklahoman Newspaper, and Brandy McDonnell did an interview, also for The Oklahoman Newspaper.

Many thanks to Glenn Fillmore, Cindy Viol and Tessa Riff Randal at Visions in The Paseo Art Gallery for excellent work in making this exhibition such a great event, to Brandy McDonnell and John Brandenburg for the well written interview and review in The Oklahoman Newspaper, to my son Paul who made a short film about the exhibition and the road trip we did on Route 66 in Oklahoma and Texas. Last, but not least, many thanks to all of you who came to the show at Visions in The Paseo Art Gallery.

Click here to read John Brandenburg's review in The Oklahoman Newspaper.

Click here to read Brandy McDonnell's interview in The Oklahoman Newspaper.


September 2012

I am very pleased to announce that my solo exhibition Focus on Light will be exhibited at Visions in The Paseo Art Gallery in Oklahoma City, USA. I will be attending both the Opening Reception on Friday October 5th, 6pm to 10pm, and Meet The Artist on Saturday October 6th, 12pm to 5pm. The exhibition will be running from October 6th to October 31st. The gallery is located in the beautiful and historic Paseo Art District, at 2924 Paeso. If you are in Oklahoma City these dates, I hope to see you at Visions in The Paseo Art Gallery!

It's an honor that Adore Noir Magazine's Editor and Publisher Chris Kovacs selected an interview he did with me September 2011 to be featured in PDN Photo Magazine, New York, USA, July 2012. Here is a link to PDN Photo Magazine's website: PDN Photo Magazine

It is also an honor that my image Shaped by Water was selected to be featured in Hasselblad Bullentin - Around The World. October, 2012.


April 2012

I am pleased to announce that I am now represented by Visions Art Gallery in Oklahoma City, USA. The gallery is located in the historic Paseo Art District, at 2924 Paseo, Oklahoma City. If you visit the Visions Art Gallery's website you can read about my upcoming solo exhibition in October, 2012. Here is a link to Visions Art Gallery: Visions Art Gallery

I'm proud to announce that I will participate with 20 prints in the exhibition MERIDIANI E PARALLELI in the city of Padova, Italy. The opening of the exhibition will take place April 11, 6pm, in the magnificent exhibit hall Centro Culturale Altinate - San Gaetano. The exhibition will run from April 12 to May 13. Many thanks to Maria Beatrice Autizi Angelo and Fiorenza Scarpa at the Department of Culture in Padova. A selection of my photographs from this exhibition is published in the book Incontri Ravvicinati. Italy, July 2012.

It is an honor to be included in the article where light is in limbo in the January issue 2012 of TL-Magazine. TL-Magazine is a quarterly magazine from Belgium's capital, Brussels, dedicated to innovative talents, materials and trends in the field of design, fashion, retail and urban environments. Special thanks to Lise Coirier and Yannick Le Guillanton.

There is a new interview by Máximo Panés in the April issue of Dodho Magazine from Barcelona, Spain. Click here to read the interview on Dodho Magazine's website.


October 2011

My solo exhibition, City - Nature, at Gallery London in Uppsala, Sweden, ran from September 23rd to October 2nd, extended by request to October 9th. This exhibition contained 44 framed prints, my biggiest exhibition so far.

Gallery ARTITLED! Contemporary Art showed some of my works from the New York City Collection at the art fair ARTI11 in The Hauge, The Netherlands, October 5th to October 9th.

Chris Kovac's interview in the third edition of Adore Noir Magazine, regarding my work as a photographer, was selected as the Editor's Choice in Photo News Magazine, Toronto, Canada. Click here to read the interview on Photo News Magazine's website.

The gallery Swedish Photography has a new adress. It's now located on the monumetal Karl-Marx-Allee 62 in the heart of Berlin, Germany.


August 2011

I recently updated the website with a new portfolio with 20 new photographs from the Faroe Islands.

I'm currently participating in a group exhibition called Shot in 2011. The exhibition is running from July 17th to August 28th at gallery ARTITLED! Contemporary Art in The Netherlands.

There is a new interview regarding my work as a photographer by Chris Kovacs. Chris is an editor/publisher of Adore Noir Magazine, located in Vancouver, Canada. Click here if you would like to read the interview as a PDF file.


May 2011

It's truly a great honor that my image, Stepping Stones, decorates the cover of internationally acclaimed pianist Frédéric D'Oria-Nicolas latest CD; ODYSSEY, Beethoven - Liszt - Wagner. In addition, my image, By The Lake, decorates the cover of internationally acclaimed pianist Jean Muller's latest CD; Chopin Recital. These two CDs are produced by Fondamenta, an exclusive label company for classical music of the highest quality, located in Paris, France. Special thanks to Frédéric D'Oria-Nicolas and Natalia Tchourikova. I can wholeheartedly recommend a visit to Fondamenta's website: Fondamenta.

I will be participating in two group exhibitions this summer. The first exhibition, THE CITY, will be held at gallery ARTITLED! Contemporary Art in The Netherlands. The exhibition will be running from May 29th to July 10th, 2011. I will also be participating in BLUR PHOTO 011 in Croatia. This exhibition will take place at Hrvatska Posta, Croatian National Post Office, located in the heart of Zagreb city center. The exhibition will be running from June 9th to July 3rd, 2011. BLUR PHOTO 011 is an annual exhibition of international creative photography to celebrate the diversity and beauty of photography. Each BLUR PHOTO exhibition presents a selection of the best photography artwork published in BLUR Magazine during the previous year, as voted on by a jury of photography experts


April 2011

I am very glad to announce that I am now represented by the gallery ARTITLED! Contemporary Art. The gallery is located at Rogstraat 28, 5373 AV Herpen, in The Netherlands.

There is an article written by Olivier Delhoume about my photographic work in the latest issue of Artpassions Magazine, revue Suisse D'Art et de Culture, Geneva, Switzerland, March 2011. The article is available as a PDF file in French and English.

There is a new interview on Neutral Density Magazine's website. Click here if you would like to read the interview.

I will be quite busy this spring, participating in several art fairs in Europe and USA. ARTITLED! Contemporary Art will be showing a collection from my New York City series at Artantique in Utrecht, The Netherlands, April 16th to 25th, and at The Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 12th to 15th. The sizes of these prints are 81x81cm. My panorama images from this serie are also included, with print sizes up to 120x50cm, in a limited edition of 6.

Susan Spiritus Gallery will be exhibiting some of my work at San Fransisco Fine Art Fair, May 20th to 22nd, 2011. The art fair will be held at Festival Pavilion, Fort Manson Center, San Fransisco, California, USA.

AD-Galerie will be exhibiting a selection of my work at artbygenève, April 29th to May 3rd, 2011. The art fair will be held in Geneva Palexpo, Switzerland.


January 2011

My solo-exhibition, Focus on Light, will be opening on January 14th, 2011 at AD-Galerie in Geneva, Switzerland. I will be attending the opening reception from 5 pm to 8 pm. The exhibition will be running from January 14th to February 25th, 2011. There is an article in the Swiss newspaper Le Temps regarding the exhibition at the AD-Galerie. The article is available as a PDF file in French.

Susan Spiritus Gallery will be exhibiting some of my work at Photo LA, January 13th - 17th, 2011. The 20th Anniversity Edition of Photo LA will be held at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street, Santa Monica, California, USA.

There is an interview regarding my work from New York City in Blur Magazine, issue 20, December 2010. Click here if you would like to read the interview as a PDF file.


September 2010

I am very pleased to announce that I am now represented by the gallery Swedish Photography in Berlin, Germany. The gallery is located at Oranienburger Strasse 27, a prime location on one of Berlin's most famous streets, in the heart of the city center. The gallery Swedish Photography is owned by curator Nina Grundemark.

I am also pleased to announce that one of my images won 1st place in the category Nature for professional photographers, in the International Photography Awards 2010. I also received 8 Honorable Mentions in several other categories.

My solo-show, Focus on Light, will be opening on October 1st at ArtPhotoCollection gallery in Gothenburg, Sweden. The exhibition is part of the annual cultural event called Culture Night. The ArtPhotoCollection gallery is situated in the center of Gothenburg, just a few minutes walk from the famous Hasselblad Center. The owners of the ArtPhotoCollection gallery, Lars Bengtsson and Kerstin Fiedler, have an extensive background with the Hasselblad camera company. They are also the founders of Hasselblad Masters, the most prestigious awards in the photography industry. I will be attending the opening reception from 6 pm - midnight. The exhibition will be running from October 1st to October 27th, 2010.


May 2010

I am very pleased to announce that I am now represented by Susan Spiritus Gallery in Newport Beach, California, USA. For the past 30 years Susan Spiritus has been a leader in the field of fine art photography, representing some of the most well known and highly respected photographers.

A new portfolio from New York City is now published on the website. A huge snowstorm covered Manhattan with several inches of snow the day after I arrived. I was lucky to get some nice photos from a beautiful snow-covered Central Park.


February 2010

I'm very honored to announce that I had seven nominations in the 5th annual Black & White Spider Awards. I was awarded an Honor of Distinction in the category Silhouette, and an Honorable Mention in the category Nature. I just updated the portfolio Denmark with 21 new images. For the moment I'm preparing for an upcoming visit to New York City.


October 2009

I have been quite busy this summer, travelling to the US and southern Europe. Two new portfolios are now up on the website, Chicago & New York and Basque Country. I'm pleased to announce that my Turning Torso Collection was awarded 2nd place in the category Advertising Architecture, and 3rd place in the category Fine Art Architecture for professional photographers in PX3 - Prix De La Photographie Paris, France 2009.


April 2009

I recently updated the website with two new portfolios, Snow Scenes and, Central Europe, with a total number of 63 new images. I'm happy to announce that I won 1:st price in the National Geographic International Photography Contest here in Scandinavia. The winning image, called Amish Women, was taken on a ferry boat between Cape May, New Jersey and Lewes, Delaware last summer. Right now I'm preparing for an upcoming photography trip to Chicago and New York City.


October 2008

I'm very happy and honored to announce that I was awarded two Black & White Spider Awards - Merit of Excellence - in the categories Fine Art and Nature. The winning images will be published in the World's Greatest Black & White Photography, Vol 2, and included in the Masters of Photography International Exhibition.

I'm also very proud to announce that I'm a Merit Award Winner in the Black & White Magazine Single Image Contest 2009. The awarded photograph will be published in the Special Issue of Black & White Magazine scheduled to arrive on newsstands worldwide the first week of December, 2008.

My solo exhibition, Water Works, is opening tonight, October 30, at galleri ikon here in Stockholm, Sweden. I will attend the opening reception from 5-9pm. The exhibition is running from Oct 30th to Nov 23rd, 2008.


July 2008

A new portfolio from the United States is now published on the website. I spent a few days in the Mid-Atlantic states during the heatwave in June, with boiling mercury in the upper 90's! I also made a short detour down to Atlanta, Georgia.

I'm very pleased to have my work included in the anniversary issue of SHOTS, no: 100, summer 2008. This well-reputed magazine is an independent journal for fine art photography, based in Minneapolis, USA.

My image Rock Group was selected as the First Prize in Pilsner Urquell's promotion for photography in conjuction with the fine wine retailer Oddbins in the UK. The image was taken on a blustery day in January 2007, just a stone throw from the swedish director Ingmar Bergman's house at Hammars in Fårö, Sweden. The image was selected among 300 winners of International Photography Awards 2007.


May 2008

Prix De La Photographie Paris (PX3) announces winners of the 2008 Competition:

Håkan Strand of Sweden was Awarded: First Prize in category Nature for the entry titled, Little Lighthouse, and Second Prize in category Fine Art for the entry titled, Water Works. In addition to these two Awards, Håkan Strand also received 6 Honorable Mentions. The jury selected 2008's winner from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries. PX3 - Paris, France. 5/7/2008

I'm also pleased to announce that I am a Merit Award Winner in Black and White Magazine Portfolio Contest 2008. The awarded images will be published as a 2-pages feature in a special issue of Black and White Magazine, USA, scheduled to arrive on newsstands worldwide the first week of June 2008.


March 2008

I'm very pleased to announce that the scandinavian magazine CAMERA NATURA will be featuring an 8 page spread with an interview in the first issue of 2008.

I'm also happy to announce that I was selected to the "Top 50" of the finalist group of Photolucida Critical Mass 2007. Portland, Oregon, USA.

I have recently returned from Italy and a new portfolio from that trip is now up on the website - Ciao!

August 2007

International Photography Awards (IPA) announces winners of the 2007 Competition:

Håkan Strand of Sweden was Awarded: 1st and 2nd place in Fine Art Category, Landscape, for his Waterfront Studies. One of his award winning photographs was also selected for the Best Of Show. The 2007 Best of Show exhibition debuts at the Splashlight Studio Party on October 13th, in New York before traveling to 8 cities internationally. The Best of Show was curated by Anthony Bannon, Director of George Eastman House in Rochester, NY, USA. Håkan Strand also received three Honorable Mentions in the category Nature.

I had three images and a short narrative published in the May issue, 2007, of the brittish magazine, Black & White Photography.The three images were taken on a recent trip to Gotland this year. Gotland is a beautiful island located in the Baltic sea, a three-hour boat ride from the Swedish main land.