About Sven

El Gitano Marquesas

Sven’s family home anchored in the Marquesas Islands in the Pacific.

Sven was raised with his brothers and sister on a sailing boat as his family undertook an epic 18 year voyage around the world, spending several years exploring the West Indies and briefly settling in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. At the age of 18, he began working onboard luxury sailing yachts and spent a year between the States and the Med, before finally returning to the UK.

He has been an avid photographer since his grandfather gave him his old pentax SLR and much of the old film stock he previously used still informs his current style. He now has a career in fashion, music, editorial, and advertising photography with several well known and respected brands and individuals on his client list. He remains a keen traveler, his most recent photographic projects taking him to Vietnam and Scandinavia.

The Vietnam trip was a one month motorbike trip through the interior of Vietnam, from Hanoi to Saigon, to create a beautiful memoir of the Ho Chi Minh trail, a thousand kilometres of roads, dirt trails and rivers used by Vietnams most celebrated revolutionary leader, to win the Vietnam war. The resulting short video can be found here.

The Scandinavia trip was a four month and five thousand mile round trip designed to meet up with some of the regions most exciting fashion labels, interview the head designers, document their work place, and shoot their latest collections on Scandinavian models, in beautiful nearby locations. With brands such as Our Legacy and Norse Projects and locations ranging from the bohemian township of Christainia to the wind swept islands of the Gothenburg Archipelago, a body of work was created along with in depth interviews from the designers and sent to British and international press, with a series taken up by hypebeast.

Sven is a freelance photographer based in the UK and is available for commissions.

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Filming on the Ho Chi Minh Trail, Vietnam