Lars was born and raised in Kumla, Sweden. He has studied cooking at the Alleskolan Hotel and Restaurant program in Hallsberg, Sweden. After graduating school, Lars moved to London, England were he worked as a Comis Chef at Bistro Soho for five months. From November 1997 to June 1998 Lars did mandatory military service in Sweden. Lars was stationed in Norrtälje at LV3 (Luftvärn). Which is a ground to air defence military base.
Having finished military service, Lars moved to his girlfriend (at the time) Tina in Canada in June 1998. Tina and Lars married in August 1999. Their son Oskar was born in September 2006 and their daughter Freja was born in August 2011.
Lars is an independent photojournalist based in Kingston, Ontario. After having worked as a chef for over eight years, Lars decided to retire the knife. Having had an interest for photography, Lars decided to take a leap of faith and go back to school. He graduated from Loyalist College with a Photojournalism Diploma in 2007. Lars has interned with the Ottawa Citizen and the Canadian Press in Toronto.
Lars is a member of News Photographers Association of Canada.
He photographs for:
The Canadian Press
The Canadian Press Images
The Globe and Mail
The Montreal Gazette
The National Post
The Toronto Star
His pictures has appeared in most major daily newspapers in Canada including:
the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, the Montreal Gazette, the Vancouver Sun, La Presse, the National Post, the Edmonton Journal, the Ottawa Citizen, and the Calgary Herald.
Lars is available for editorial and corporate assignments. Lars is accepting bookings for 2013 wedding season.
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Toronto Sun Paul Henry Award 2007
Excellence in Spot News Photography (Loyalist College)
Eastern Canadian News Photography Association
Student Vision Award 2006
Toronto Star Frank Teskey Award 2006
Outstanding Achievement in the first year of the Photojournalism program at Loyalist College
Jeanne C. Graham Challenge London Free Press Award 2006
High Scholastic Achievement in the first year of the Photojournalism program at Loyalist College