This is my vault.
It is an online gallery I created to expose my pictures to a broader audience than of the pockets for the negatives. I have "no name" in the business, no big shows done in the past. Not the necessary public appearance in the art world to be known.
So, this is my own gallery, placed in the world.
The byline "Real photographs" can, of course, be seen as arrogant to other pictures and photographers.
It is not meant to.
That byline has it's origin in my first collection of photographs here at PictureBank and refers to the media used. The pictures have been scanned from "real" film, real, touchable physical analogue silver oxid film from Kodak and Ilford.
That is why PictureBank has the byline "Real photographs".
The silver oxide film doesn't mean you can only find analogue based photography here. I also use digital cameras.
Sometimes the mobile. I found that my iPhone could take good photographs and made the book "Clouds in my iPhone".
Today I have a Huawei Mate 10 Pro with a tiny Leica camera hidden inside. I like making photographs with it, and those pictures are also here.
It is not always the biggest camera takes the best photographs.
I am Johan Stiernspetz, photographer and graphic designer.
Welcome to my place where I enter the world.
I love photographs.
Here are the first selection of the Fine Art.
Click on the images to make them bigger and see the info. More photographs will be added as they are ready to be published.
The links to my webshop gallery will be here for secure order and payment.
Please note, the framing shown down here is just made as an example. The framing is up to you.
I live in a town called Umeå, situated out by the coast of the Baltic Sea, 670 kilometres north of Swedens capital, Stockholm.
From there it is only 500 kilometres to the polar circle.