Johan Fowelin (born 1955 in Lund, Sweden)
“My father had a darkroom, a closet full of strange things I started to play with. I soon became addicted to developers, fixers and the sensation when the images sprung out of them. The first pictures was from desolate buildings and over the years, my devotion to architecture, photography and artistic expression has not changed”.
Johan Fowelin got his first formal education at Christer Strömholm photographic school in 1975. After travel in Germany, Holland, France and Italy he was employed by Södertälje Konsthall 1976-82. In 1982 he started his own business combining photography with studies in art and architecture. In 1985 he worked with artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd in Lausanne and 1989 he was appointed by University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. From which he examined with a masters degree in photography 1991.
Since then Johan Fowelin has been working for more than two decades with photography and writing in the field of art, architecture and advertising. With a traditional and yet contemporary expression and strong artistic integrity. He is commissioned by architects, galleries, publishers, agencies and institutions, nationally and internationally.