HEY, I'M BJÖRN...

... A DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN THE SEAPORT CITY OF HAMBURG, GERMANY. I LOVE TO BE STANDING ON THE DOCKS AND WATCHING THE WAVES AS THE CITY SLEEPS.

I GREW UP ON STAR WARS AND PUNK MUSIC. I LOVE TO RIDE MY (FIXED GEAR) BIKE AND THE FEELING OF BEING TOTALLY FREE WHILE DOING IT.

MY WORK IS ALL ABOUT CONNECTION, EMOTION, AUTHENTICITY AND EQUALITY. I LOVE TO DOCUMENT (DESTINATION) WEDDINGS OF CREATIVE AND ADVENTUROUS OFF-BEAT COUPLES MADLY IN LOVE WITH LIFE AND EACH OTHER.
In 2017 I got named one of the 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography by New York based "Rangefinder Magazine".
I.

SOME (FUN) FACTS

I am being told I look like Bela B., the drummer/singer of famous German punk band “Die Ärzte”. (I have a photo of the two of us, so ask for it, if you care).

Even as a vegan I sometimes would like to get rid of insects, especially spiders and wasps.

I was born the day after the king of Rock ’n’ Roll, Elvis Presley died.

1977, the year I was born in, also is the year that punk rock and Star Wars came to life, so how could being a rebel not be in my blood?

II.

I LIKE

to explore cities on my fixed gear bike (just leave the plane, get the tools out, a couple of nuts and bolts here and there, air in the tires and it’s off to the city)

to enjoy sweat dropping from the ceiling while being packed with others at an energy filled punk rock / hardcore show

vegan fast food

to travel and explore new cultures

hangouts at the harbor or a beach the sound of the waves crashing

to ride my bike in the city at night

to get lost while watching a good movie

(at the moment I'm trying to fall in love with running, but it's a still a tough one)

III.

DISLIKE

racism, nationalism and patriotism

all things violent towards human and non-human animals

flat tires on my bikes

shiitake mushrooms & eggplants, their texture is just bah!

the smell of newspapers, don't know why this is, but I can't stand it and my reaction can vary between just feeling a little to a massive headache

sexist behavior in any sort of way

WHAT'S UP WITH THIS HAFENLIEBE THING AND HOW THE F IS IT PRONOUNCED?

It’s pronounced /ˈhaːfṇliːbə/. It’s a mix of two German words. “Hafen”, which means harbor and “Liebe”, which means love. It’s my way to pay homage to the city I live in, the way I feel when I'm sitting at the docks, listening to the crashing waves and watching ships pass by for hours. It’s really hard to explain, but you’re invited to hang with me and I'll be happy to tell you about it. It definitely has to to with a love for freedom.

1

Had no doubts, couldn’t have been a better person to be there. We were so happy that you decided to travel to our favorite little island and didn’t go wrong. Being super cool and spontaneous you really made us enjoying having you for those few days. As for the pictures, we bloody love every single one; find it hard to choose just a few favorites! Thank you for capturing the day so perfectly! We love you for being original.

- Eleni & George

2

Björn was beyond a pleasure to have in every situation throughout the weekend- so many of our guests commented on his easy manner, warmth, ability to talk with anyone and make them feel appreciated and comfortable- and oh, he also managed to take the most incredible, touching, real pictures of our chaotic, magical, imperfect, wonderful day AND he even helped us clean up after the party the next day- if that doesn’t tell you everything, I’m not sure what could. We couldn’t have been happier with the way Björn captured everything. I would apologize for gushing, but I’m not sorry- I couldn’t say too many positive things about this beautiful soul, so thank you, Björn, you’re made of magic.

- Meg & Westy



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