I am a street photographer from Malmö, Sweden. This set is from this year’s Kiviks Market and is a part of an ongoing project on Swedish rural events in the summer.

I came to street photography through music and I keep comparing the two. Sure there’s the improvisations of jazz, but I see more of a connection in the urban element and the attitude of genres like Punk and Hip-Hop. A really great street photograph has that punch, wit and attitude. And when you’re out shooting, knowing you got that captured. It gives you a certain swag after pressing the shutter.

The use of flash is crucial for me, too, both in terms of the aesthetics and the lack of light in Sweden for most part of the year.

— Johan Jehlbo

Johan is a member of the international street photography collective Full Frontal (Flash).