Pro Team

Niklas Larsson

I have been working as a photographer since 1997. I started out as a photographer at the local daily newspaper in my hometown Sundsvall, Sweden. After working there a couple of years I was employed by the sportsphoto agency Bildbyran. For them I covered sports events in over 35 countries, covering everything from the Olympic Games, Soccer World Cup and the World Championships in Athletics. In 2005 I co founded the photo agency Exponera in Sweden. After that I have been working as a freelancer in Los Angeles and New York, USA and Geneva, Switzerland. The last couple of years I have combined freelance work for a few different newspapers, magazines and the Associated Press with staff positions at the Swedish newspapers Dagens Nyheter and Dagens Industri in Stockholm, Sweden. My picture story "Mikael Unlimited" was awarded 2nd prize in NPPA Best Of Photojournalism 2010, in the Best Published Picture Story, large markets category and an Award Of Excellence in Picture Of The Year International, in the Feature Picture Story category. "Mikael Unlimited" was also awarded the Scanpix Grand Photoaward 2009 in Sweden.

Favorite Drink?
Single Malt Whiskey

Favorite view or destination?
Rome, Italy

What makes you a creactive?
Keeping up to date with what's going on in the world.

Favorite song/band?
Used To Love U/John Legend

What's in your bag?
Except for Joby gear I carry two Canon EOS 5D Mark II bodies for reportage photography or two Canon EOS 1D Mark III bodies for sports photography. Canon EF 20mm 2.8 USM. Canon EF 24-70 2.8L USM. Canon EF 50mm 1.4 USM. Canon EF 70-200L IS USM. 1.4 extender. Two Canon 580 EX II flashes. Canon Speedlite transmitter.

What is your equipment?
Joby gear, Two Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Two Canon EOS 7D, Two Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF 15 mm 2.8 fisheye, Canon EF 20 mm 2.8 USM, Canon EF 24-70 2.8L USM, Canon EF 70-200L IS USM, Canon EF 50 mm 1.4 USM, Canon 400 mm 2.8L IS USM, 1.4 and 2x Extenders, Two Canon Speedlite 580 EX II, Elinchrom Ranger Quadra flashes.

What do you love about Joby products?
That the tripods are easy to mount and very flexible.

Favorite Book/Magazine
National Geographic

What is your morning ritual?
Making a cup of tea, watching the morning news and reading the newspaper.

What is the 1 thing you would change in the world?
I would change the way we live now to a more sustainable way of living.