GR: Tell us a little bit about yourself and where you live.
CG: I'm 29 and come from Stockholm, Sweden. I used to work as a pilot until I bought my first camera 3 years ago. Eventually I couldn't continue with my flying career. All I wanted to do was to put 100% of myself in to photography. And so I did.
CG: Inspiration comes from places I visit mostly. Sometime I come to a place and it feels like it "talks" to me. I have thousands of photos I like, but I don't know what to do with all of them. Just a few comes up on my webpage.
A movie that inspired me was "Himmel über Berlin" with Wim Wenders. Besides that, a lot of other things I guess. Life. If I'm allowed to be a bit corny. :)
GR: Favorite band(s) at the moment.
CG: First Aid Kit or Timber Timbre.
GR: What kind of camera(s) do you shoot with?
CG: I shoot with an old Nikon camera from 65 and a compact olympus camera. I also shoot a lot of digital but I don't do much with these photos.
GR: Night owl or early bird?
CG: It varies, sometimes I'm a night owl and sometimes I'm an early bird. I'm often a night owl when I have a lot of inspiration.
GR: Favorite alcoholic beverage.
CG: I like mojitos very much, but a cold beer at the right time or a glass of red wine at the right time is also unbeatable. But I don't really drink that much.
GR: Has modelling changed your perspective on photography?
CG: No, modeling and my own photography are two very separate things to me. I started modeling after I started taking photos and it didn't really change anything.
GR: Do you have any tips/tricks to share with someone just starting out in photography?
CG: Yes my tip would be, listen to advices but be critical, remember what you like and if that breaks rules, don't care about rules, in fact you should almost enjoy breaking them. And also take a lot of photos. That's the only way to get an eye for it. You do it for yourself, enjoy it.
GR: You have $8 left in your wallet, what do you spend it on?
CG: Hmm that depends I guess. If it's the only money I have left, period, I would spend it wisely, oatmeal porridge can get you a long way for very little money. If 8 dollars is all I have left on me at the moment and it's a hot summer day. I would buy ice cream or a few cold beers for me and my friends.
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