• NameThron Ullberg
  • Activity/Titlefotograf
  • Sexmale
  • Variant namesThron Ullberg
    fullständigt namn: Thron Lars Krister Ullberg
  • Nationality/DatesSwedish, born 1969-07-22
  • PlacesPlace of birth: Övertorneå, _City
BiographyThron Ullberg (born 1969) is one of Sweden’s leading portrait photographers. He started studying art history but soon switched to photography. Ullberg often works with large format cameras and traditional negatives which he processes digitally, a sign of his love of the craftsmanship of traditional photography. The portraits are deliberately staged, with special illustrative associations, and are theatrical in nature, drawing inspiration from advertising and fashion photography as well as film and video. Ullberg’s portraits include examples of intimacy and distance, up close and personal, and official. His portraits have often come about for a specific context – for the press, particularly for various photo journalism magazines. They may have artistic pretensions but are still characterised by the context for which they were created. The radiance of the portrait is partly due to the familiarity of the face.

Indeed, the picture of H. M. the King in the Logård Parterre was taken for an article on his majesty himself.
[See Inventory number NMGrh 5109]