Black+White Photography

Mother Earth

In 14 short years Mats Andersson has published more than a dozen books and won numerous awards. He spoke to Charlie Thomas about his start in photography, his unique style and what it takes to find your creative voice.
Image: ©Mats Andersson

At first glance, it’s hard to distinguish whether a Mats Andersson print is a painting or photograph. He blends the abstract with the surreal, resulting in landscape imagery that can simultaneously evoke feelings of unease, tranquillity, forbidding and calm. His style is instantly recognisable, a dark, gritty, analogue look with deep blacks, a rich grain structure and often plenty of motion, which contributes to his painterly style. It’s a combination that has seen him win many wildlife photography awards, while his 13 published books speak to an enviable work ethic.


Read our interview with Mats Andersson in issue 286 of B+W.

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