My name is Göran Strand. I’ve been working as a photographer since 2002, based in Östersund, Sweden.
My work as a photographer covers everything from portraits and editorial images to advertising and product photos and event photos. In addition to my photography I also hold lectures and workshops in photography and astronomy.
Several of my photos have been published by NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of the Day, SpaceWeather.com, National Geographic, MS NBC and several other national and international media. My film material has been used by, among others, Coldplay, Spitz Incorporated, Discovery Channel, MSNBC, SVT and several web-based news media.
In 2016 and 2013, I was rewarded best astrophotographer of the year in Sweden.
In November 2016, Swedish postal service PostNord AB released five of my Northern lights photos as stamps.
I’ve released two books, Jämtlandsnatt in 2012 and Ljusår – ett år av ljus was released in 2016.