Available for assignments in Scandinavia and the Nordics

As a photographer in Sweden, Martin Edström works all over the Nordics on assignment for top international media and brands, and is available for requests for both still photography, video and immersive work.

An expert on travel and outdoor photography in Sweden and the Nordics, Martin Edström works extensively as a still photographer for clients that are looking for a Nordic feel and touch to their visual storytelling and imagery.

Photographer in Sweden Martin Edström
Photo by Katja Adolphson

Spanning from large national campaigns for tourism agencies like Visit Sweden to smaller assignments, he tailors visual storytelling to the client’s brief and always leaves a lasting impression with his personal touch to the images delivered.

Take the message from his clients!

A hut or shack built with minimalistic architecture stands on top of a forested hill of the High Coast of Sweden, with a colorful twilight sky behind it by Martin Edström
A woman sits on the floor of an open loft in the morning light, with freshly brewn coffee at her side, overlooking the mountains and forest of Orbaden in Hälsingland by Martin Edström

Work with Martin if you need compelling images! We collaborated on the campaign 72 hour in Nature for Visit Sweden, where Martin and the team from IVAR Studios photographed several unique close to nature stays across Sweden – all with their own characteristics. Martin adapted well to our image tonality and together we could tell a visually compelling story that ticked all the boxes of our initial brief. Highly recommended!

Lisa Voltaire – Visit Sweden

And find several more testimonials on Martin’s Linkedin page.

For all still photography assignments Martin is also ready to scale up production thanks to his team at IVAR Studios with a specialty in immersive imaging, which means no photo assignment is to small or to large.

As photographer in Sweden, Martin regularly works on still photo assignments for outlets like National Geographic, New York Times and the Guardian, and organizations like the UNDP and Plan International.

He has also photographed commercial image campaigns for international brands like Nikon, GoPro, Visit Sweden, Facebook and OnePlus.

Expertise on outdoor photography and remote places

From many assignments and projects in Sweden and Scandinavia, Martin and his team has the experience to go where other photographers cannot.

Images photographed for the launch of OnePlus 9

Martin Edström while packrafting the river Kvenna in Hardangervidda National Park for a photo story.

Working with outdoor imaging often involves complicated logistics of bringing lots of technical equipment to the capture location. Martin’s work with expedition photography, immersive video and camera trapping all over Sweden has had him develop the necessary skillset to accommodate projects from clients that want to capture things in the Nordics that’s well off the beaten track.

He has also helped several projects as the head photographer in Sweden doing both location scouting and behind the scenes work.

Outdoor lifestyle image with a Nordic feel by Martin Edström

Wide network in the outdoor world

From his basecamp in a small 17th century cabin in the middle of Stockholm, Martin has easy access to large parts of Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.

From many photo assignments, personal trips and production field visits he has an extensive network of contact within the cultural and outdoor spaces in the Nordics. This is very helpful for clients when planning a project in this part of the world and need a photographer in Sweden.

A fine-art photograph of an iceberg and its reflection against the black background of the sea in Greenland. Photo by Martin Edström

Workflow and photography process

Every project is different, and while some are contracted, produced and delivered within weeks some are developed and photographed over several years.

Any still photography assignment for hiring Martin Edström as a photographer in Sweden starts with a brief and an ideation session, where we talk through the intended outcome and visual components of the story or campaign to be photographed.

If we feel like there is a fit, we then develop a budget and production plan to make the project happen.


For any idea, project or assignment request either contact Martin directly or connect on Linkedin.

Photo from a visual story on ‘nature living’ and eco-friendly lodging in Sweden, part of an international campaign for Visit Sweden. Photo by Martin Edström