Bjorn has been photographing since he was eight years old and was among the last generation to still be shooting film and slides before making the full transition to digital in the early-mid 2000s.
Bjorn spent 7 years working for international photography magazine Leica Fotografie International (LFI) who endorsed him as a travel photographer and writer working from Asia, the Middle East and Europe. His photo blog www.bjorntoday.com was featured on Leica’s official website. Bjorn has had numerous publications in LFI, culminating in a feature story and cover photo in LFI 2/2009. His photographs were selected as photo of the day on LFI we
For the past two years I have been very involved in the setting up of our film company - Borneo Productions International (BPI), in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. As I am busy doing motion film now there is less time for photography, unfortunately. That doesn't mean I don't get to take a snap every once in a while :) see the latest.
If you like nature and you are interested in our film work please check out the youtube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JO_WHcSigDA or visit our website at www.bpi-pt.com
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The rainforest of Borneo is quickly diminishing. For some time now I have accepted this as one of those unfortunate facts of life. But once you've held a baby orangutan, you're no longer quite the same. The cutting back of the trees becomes more immediate, more personal. An inner feeling sparks to life, the wish to protect and to help wherever you can. Your friend is losing his home. You can't just let that happen, right?
While the wish to save the world is commonly brushed off as naive, what you can do is be grateful for the simple things in life - the plants in the backyard, the light trickling through the trees, the birds, the people, ...
I think there is great authenticism in your pictures. They're very beautiful because they reflect life. It's honest. At the same time there is great humor and lightness in some of the pictures. True art. Keep looking at life through the camera and show us what you see.