With his roots in street photography, autodidact Swedish photographer Christian Nilson’s work now takes the form of imagery through short and long term documentary projects. Following a move to Switzerland in 2006 he challenges his naturally introverted character through the lens. His uncompromising style and openness allow his audience to enjoy and celebrate his chosen subjects; using flash photography his pictures reveal much ‘because I want the viewer to see everything, no hiding, no guessing.’
Following his London debut at the 2017 FIX Photo Festival Nilson gained representation at L A Noble Gallery. He is also a member of The Swiss Association for Contemporary Photography NEAR and the Swiss photographer agency 13 Photo. Nilson’s work is informed through his experience, living in Sweden, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland alongside extensive travels for photographic projects and assignments.
Affectionately, and without ever being patronizing, the Swedish photographer Christian Nilson captures a country in his pictures that oscillates between openness and reticence, between tradition and progress—a country that has been his beloved chosen home for many years: Switzerland.
The Swiss has been co-edited and designed by Greger Ulf Nilson and the text is by Jon Bollmann. Copies are available to purchase on his website.