Friday, January 8, 2010

Mårten Keijser, a presentation

Hi and welcome! This is the very first official post and here I will try and describe who I am today (jan 2010) and why I chose to create this blog.

My name is Mårten Keijser I live in Stockholm Sweden and the picture above is a self portrait. I’m a visually creative person, I capture and edit still and moving images from scenes that already exist or that I create. The driving force for me is the energy I get from the creative process but my overall goal is to make a reasonable living in the world of still and moving pictures.

In the spirit of transparency I will here declare my current status as a photographer. I am a freelancer running my own business. I’ve taken pictures for a long time but started my business in 2007 while studying at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH) pursuing a Msc. degree in aerospace engineering.

I have a collection of reasonable camera gear and I have my own studio, which literally seconds as my home. I’ve built/bought everything with the help of student grants and part time jobs like bartending etc. As of now only a small part of my income comes from an occasional photo gig.

I am convinced that in some way or another this blog, or rather the community (that it hopefully will generate) can help me in my endeavors.

P.S. In time this presentation will probably be very dated but I guess that's something I will have to live with ;-)

1 comment:

  1. I watched the music video you put up on youtube. Excellent job indeed. You are certainly on the right track and I wish you the best.
    R. Lovstad, Canada (Lofstad)