JOURNAL | ABOUT ME
My name is Jan Malmgren. I am a Photographer with a PhD in Ecology and specialise in Nature and Animal Conservation, Landscape, Seascape and Cityscape Photography. I have been making photographs for well over 40 years and I am an active member of the Swedish photographic community. I regularly give lectures and attend competitions and exhibitions.
From my background in academic research and education, I have years of experience with teaching, supervising and mentoring university students and graduates. I have written several reports and research papers on topics such as conservation, evolution and animal ecology. Today, I focus on regional and local governance towards a sustainable future. This is my inner driving force as an ecologist, photographer and human being.
I am located in the south-west of Sweden. Hence, my photography takes much of its inspiration from coastal landscapes, where it is easy to be absorbed by both the beauty and the brute force of the sea. I also enjoy travelling, exploring and documenting with my camera as I go.
Throughout my life the arts and sciences have been my main focus of attention, and nature, photography and music still provides my main sources of inspiration, and for recharging my creative batteries. I am not working as a pro photographer today, although I did run my own photography business/studio for about 15 years. Instead of hunting clients, I have decided to slow down and apply a more mindful approach to my photography. I take much pleasure in being out in the landscape, which is both meditative and a good exercise for body and soul.
This web site is a Journal of sorts. It is where I publish and share my photographic work and keep a record of a select few of my projects. I am always open to suggestions for giving public lectures, or for feature and travel photography, portraits, giving workshops and courses, or any other adventure that might come in my direction. So please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any cool ideas.
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A word or two about gear… I use Fujifilm GFX digital medium format cameras, Fujifilm Fujinon GF lenses, LEE Filters, etc. Older photographs on this website have been made with Fujifilm X-series or Canon EOS-series cameras. The gear used is typically specified in the journal posts. I am not in any way sponsored or affiliated with any brands, and I am not involved in gear reviews.
I rarely do photo manipulation. If I do, I will be sure to spell it out. Of course, most of my images go through a process of editing, for example of exposure, saturation, local adjustments, sharpness, cropping etc. My end goal is always to get a truthful representation of what I saw or experienced when I composed the photograph in my camera, and to make the photograph look great in print.
And hey, one last thing… If you are browsing my web site on a computer, you might want to turn on full screen mode. As you may notice, the pages takes some time to load, but that is because the photographs are in full size, so you can enjoy them on a big screen.