Fredrik Nilsson was born in Malmö, Sweden February 4, 1978.
1984 his grandfather, Fredrik's talent, advised him to pursue
his creative abilities by encouraging him to sketch. He also
introduced Fredrik to photography and presented him with a camera
manufactured in the 1930's. To this day Fredrik still has an
affinity towards antique cameras and traditional film.
his school years Fredrik persistently developed his sketching
and drawing skills. He also became involved with stage design
for theater performances, but, black and white photography always
remained a constant source of creativity.
In 2003 Fredrik was introduced to Emil Schildt, the guru of
black and white photography at the school of fine arts at Hojskole
in Vrå, Jutland, Denmark. Emil recognized Fredrik's serious
interest in photography and began to personally tutor him in
the techniques of black and while photography. They experimented
painting with light and used natural colors: wine, coffee, ashes
and fluid emulsion.
In 2004 Emil Schildt urged Fredrik to become part of a group
exhibition in Sweden. In February 2006 he exhibited for the
first time in Germany and thus began to receive attention from
private and corporate collectors.
Fredrik Nilsson's artwork can be seen in New York, Chicago,
Washington, Frankfurt, Zurich and Paris, among others.
In his personal life Fredrik devotes a portion of his time
to encourage young people in his hometown of Malmö with drug
and alcohol problems. Through the use of photography, he helps
give them a new meaning to life by encouraging them to pursue
their own talents.
Photograph of Fredrik Nilsson
© 2007 Walter S. Stephenson