I am a 59-year-old man from Umeå. Married to Anna-Lena and we have two adult children, both of whom have moved out of home. When I was young I competed in athletics, mostly running 200-400 meters. At 19 I started as a trainer and at 27 it became my job. It still is, even though in the 2010s I devoted myself more to administrative tasks at Umeå Elite Sports Gymnasium, which is my workplace. But now I’m fully back as a coach again!
I have been doing photography for over 40 years now. In the beginning, I photographed everything possible, with my friends and young athletes in focus. But when I go through old negatives, I realize that I was shooting something that can be called street photography right from the start. I have always liked to travel and always photographed a lot on my travels. Since 2010, I have traveled extensively, combining my desire to discover our world with a growing passion for street photography.
The title of my lecture is taken from a T-shirt worn by a girl I photographed in Bangkok. For me, it symbolizes that pulse you can feel when there is a lot of life and movement in a big city (sometimes also in smaller cities). Therefore, I will focus on just that. Pictures with a lot of intensity, pulse and emotions.
Niklas’ profile picture was taken by Alphan Yilmazmaden.