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Silver 2023 Book / Nature

Mother Earth

  • Photographer
    Mats Andersson
  • Agency / Studio
    Andersson Consulting
  • Prize
    Silver in Book / Nature

Through my photographs of nature and wild animals, I hope that people will see how fantastic our natural world is and that it is well worth conserving. Nature has also been very important to me when I’ve had tough times – it has given me energy. Going outside in the middle of the night and encountering wild animals and experiencing the spectacle of nature has been healing. I have used my camera to portray animals and nature – but all my photographs are in fact probably somewhat like self-portraits; they reflect my emotions.

Mats Andersson studied photo at the Industrial Art School in Gothenburg during the late 1980s. This was followed by a job as Art Director and Photographer in the advertising industry. Since 1989 he has worked as an AD and Photographer at Concret Advertising in Sweden. Connected with photo agency Mascot in Stockholm. UK's largest Photography Magazine writes in 2020: "The artful dodger. Combining a profound artistic flair with a love of analogue darkroom techniques, Swedish legend Mats Andersson has turned his love of wildlife and landscapes into a hugely successful second career."