Stefan Bladh is a photographer, filmmaker and artist based in Stockholm Sweden. With more than twenty years experience working with visual communication, journalism and storytelling.
“I am interested in the ungraspable and unexplainable and I often describe my photography as tranquil and enigmatic – a search for imaginary scenes and situations. My work is on many levels an exploration of the human condition – as well as an introspective state driven by intuition and instinct. Recurring themes I always comes back to are the mind, consciousness and the impermanence of our existence. I am not sure what is happening and why I take certain pictures and that it is part of my method. It is more of a reaction I am interested in. A reaction to what I see and feel. To find yourself in the middle of something.”
In 2010 he released his first monograph - The Family. A documentary project and book about a nomadic family in Turkey he followed for nearly nine years. A project that got much attention worldwide and was published in the main magazines such as TIMES. Since then the projects got less limited to specific topics, and more connected to a personal and poetic language.
2017 he published the book Hidden Kingdom. The project was nominated to Oscar Barnack Award as well as the Swedish Photobook of the year 2018.
2019 his film ”Without desire, no image - a portrait of photographer Anders Petersen” had its premiere at Swedish Television, K-Special.