Collection: Lars G. Johnson

He got his first camera, a Voigtländer, as a teenager, and then it was color slide film in the camera. When he sees the results from a trip to Hastings, England, his interest is piqued! He learns the basics of black-and-white photography, developing film and copying from Uno Asplund, incidentally Sandgrund's architect. The next camera is an SLR camera, Canon and now it is the late 60s. Completed with another camera body and various lenses, it becomes the equipment he still uses.

Lars is fascinated by leaving the motifs open to the viewer and says that he uses the forms of nature to express something human. It is not the landscapes that are important. Lars thinks we have a tendency to want to see faces and human forms in nature. Sometimes he can see it already in the camera and sometimes he only discovers it later in the darkroom. Here you can see meetings and relationships and cracks in them.

TRAINING

Psychology degree at Uppsala University in 1973
Worked as a psychologist from 1973 to 2008, preferably within the County Council in Värmland.

EXHIBITION SELECTION

Gallery Mats Bergman Karlstad
Photo magazine
Photography Center Stockholm
Karlstad's photo club
Laholm's main library
Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinic, Karlstad
Gallery Almar, Karlstad
Östermalm Library, Stockholm
Karlstad Airport
Gallery Art in Karlstad
Sand ground Lars Lerin