Born 1964 in Stockholm, Sweden, Gösta is living on the island of Gotland in the Baltic sea. He has been working as a professional still photographer and cinematographer since 1995. With numerous music videos, commercials and recently feature films.
Gösta works with Johan Renck, Beata Gärdeler with whom he has done « Flöcken », a feature awarded at the Berlin Film Festival.
Since a couple years, he’s also working on his own art projects where the bird portraits is included. The portraits is photographed with an analogue camera in a temporary studio set up close to the bird ringing station ”Sundre birdringing station” where he also works as a bird ringer. When the birds are ringed they receive a small aluminium ring around one leg where a personal number is imprinted. Various data from the bird like weight, wing length, age, and the amount of body fat is recorded and sent of to the Swedish bird banding central.
Gösta is interested in the personalisation of the birds therefore the titles of the pictures are the individual number and not the species.