Johan Stadling

by Ann de Bruyn

Johan Stadling

Johan Stadling

Johan Stadling is a landscape photographer from southern Sweden who developed an early love of nature.

He feels deep reverence and harmony when in nature and is passionate about the less complex landscape where colour and shape combine. He tries to capture nature's complex brushstrokes and puzzles in the four corners of the picture.

Michéla Griffith

My images combine an early love of drawing and painting with a long-standing passion for photographing the landscape. An important part of my portfolio continues to be about the interaction between water and light in, but I’m also experimenting with movement on land and even my own progress on foot through the landscape. Facebook Flickr

Johan Stadling Autumn Tree

Johan describes nature as a way of life for him, and it’s clear that he is happiest in her company.

The images we’ve chosen for our interview draw very much on his predilection for pattern; even the birds sit within complexities of shape and form. While our emphasis here is on landscape, no such lines are drawn on Johan’s website and I don’t think he sees a boundary between wildlife and landscape photography; it’s all nature and if that brings joy to his heart, that’s good enough reason.

Would you like to start by telling readers a little about yourself – where you grew up, your education and early interests, and what that led you to do?

I grew up in Sundsvall, a town along the coast in the northern part of Sweden.

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