My name is Jonas. I tell wedding stories. I know, it all sounds a little hoity toity, but it's what I do.
This website is my online home. I'm based in Melbourne, Australia, but I shoot both nationally and around the world. Don't feel afraid to contact me because your wedding isn't grand enough or you're afraid I won't do it for whatever reason. I don't choose weddings based on how cool they are, I love shooting weddings everywhere, small and large, local and international.
Just send me an email, you never know.
Have a look around, if you like what you see, please contact me and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Road trips. There’s something magical about seeing a country out the window of a car. Take in the landscape, smell the air change from salty ocean to pine forests. Listen to good music. Stop for food somewhere and then keep driving. Often without a goal.
This is the California I saw during a few warm weeks last fall.
Rest in peace, Leonard Knight.
Shot with an Ikoflex on Fuji 400H.
In my childhood years in Sweden, New Years Day was a dull and grey number, a day of clouds and leftover food, of hangovers and broken promises. Today I live in Australia and life is different. New Years Day is different. The first day of the year is a bright summer’s morning yelling at you to get up, telling you to get going and it’s (almost, sorry, i had some shots last night) impossible not to get inspired.
I have another year of shooting around the world ahead of me. A year of travels, but also a year of looking after myself. I feel in control for the first time in a very, very long time.
I have a few new years resolutions.
I’m going to write more. I pulled the blog off the front page of my website for that very reason. I am a writer. I was born to write, i know that now and this is an effort to get back into it. If i don’t write enough, bug me on social media, poke me and yell at me at airports. I need to write more. It’s who i am, it’s what i do.
I also take photos.
So I’m doing that too.
Today I’m starting a couple of 365 projects. The main one will be an Instagram project, a visual journal of sorts, so if you want to see what I’m doing this year, i suggest you follow me on instagram. I’m also working on a Polaroid project (see image below), I don’t know exactly where it’s going, but i know i have to keep at it. It feels important.
I’m also planning to keep doing my workshops in 2014, so if you have a group of people (around 15 is a good number) anywhere in the world, please contact me and we’ll make it happen if we can.
But mainly i want to shoot weddings. In Australia and overseas. Like i have been for the last five years. So if you’re getting married, write me, ok? Nothing is too small, i get people who tell me they didn’t contact me because they afraid their wedding wasn’t cool enough and that saddens me immensely.
It’s been a year in transition, both mentally and physically. I’ve lost and I have found and I’ve realised this journey I’m on is far from over. I’m still learning about who I am. I’ve met so many people and been to so many places, I feel it would be weird to point anyone or anywhere out. This selection of images is in no way a best of, it’s merely some notes along the way, a reflection of where I’ve been, but also in many ways of where i’m going. In a few days I’ll be posting one of my favourite weddings from 2013, so make sure you check it out. I love what I do. More than you can ever understand.