When I do photography for publishers and authors I have the possibility to unite two of my greatest passions in life. The challenge to do a interesting and perhaps historical portrait being one, and the other being literature itself. When making author portraits I often get the assignment early in the literary process from the publisher so that I can read the manuscript to get inspired and do my own visual interpretation of the coming book. By being part of the creative process and adding my visual interpretation I give my client a sharp visual tool that is easier to get spread and published in the different media channels. I always prepare and plan my assignments far ahead. I search for good locations with the right ambience and look for objects related to the drama. These kind of objects can be spotted in most of my author portraits. There are typewriters, flowers, a huge sharp knife and so on. You can also see how the backgrounds and locations are carefully selected and matched to enhance the persona of the author. To work with photography is in my case always far more than knowing the technical specifications that will end up in a correctly exposed photograph.