To meet people on a level somewhere beneath their veneer is Johanna Hanno’s speciality. ”She has a rare ability to make people feel comfortable in any photo situation.” Her pictures disarmingly often portray this in a natural light, soft and unadorned. Johanna Hanno began taking pictures in 1992 and soon fell in love with the camera as a tool. “I am interested in what it means to be human. Initially, I always felt like an outsider and wondered what all the normal people got up to and why. Now I know. The camera is an optimal tool for investigating the world, whether an internal world or the physical world we know.” During her 20 years as a photographer, Johanna Hanno has travelled the world. Today, she mostly shoots lifestyle and portrait, but always with one foot in the documentary narration.
Johanna Hanno about her piece for Wonderwall:
Swedish lapland like a wellkept secret vast, wild with occational hidden secrets.