Growing up in Stockholm, Sweden, with parents who love to travel, Charlotte became interested in exploring and going on adventures at a young age. During her childhood and later school years she thought about becoming everything from a singer, circus artist, writer, lawyer, psychologist, pilot, journalist to a police officer. What actually happened was that right after high school and a few years in the service industry – which she did not feel like she was suited for – she started her own photography business. All while she studied full time for a bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences, focusing on psychology. She also studied psychiatry, designed and created hair accessories, painted and started working on a book about mental illness, including fine art photographs illustrating the struggle it involves. And wrote this book about finding your inspiration, of course!
She still loves to sing and travel and does it as often as she possibly can (well, the traveling part, anyway!). Most of the time her camera is close by or carried by her best friend and love of her life, Björn. If there is one thing she has learned in this life it is that it’s completely fine to not know exactly what you want to do and to try different things. Just because you have a degree in a certain field, or have worked at the same place for years it does not mean that you have to do it for the rest of your life. You can always change your direction. In the end, it is your life – no one else’s. And never, ever, suppress what you feel passionate about. Those are the things that will make you feel alive, at least that is what she believes.
You can check out her latest portraits on Instagram at @clundqvistportraits or her adventures at @clundqvistphotography. The official page for this book is @howtofindinspiration. If you are a Facebook user you can find her at Charlotte Lundqvist Photography. And then of course there is her other website, clundqvist.com (where she blogs and publish her photography related work).