About me

I am an author, freelance journalist, photographer and lecturer in Sweden.

I am a member of the Swedish Union of Journalists, the Association for Investigative Journalism in Sweden and the Swedish Writers’ Union.

I am available for journalistic assignments in Skåne/Scania, Sweden and Sjælland/Zealand, Denmark – also known as the Öresund Region and Greater Copenhagen. The area includes cities like Malmö, Lund, Helsingborg, Ystad, Kristianstad, København/Copenhagen, Elsinore/Helsingør and Roskilde. I can write in Swedish and English.

My upcoming book Ordningsvakter (Community Service Officers) will be released in September and is an examination of the unique Swedish system of privately employed public order patrolmen. My most recent book is Grip till varje pris (Catch At Any Cost, 2014), the true story of a security company that breaks laws and regulations in many ways in the hunt for subway graffiti vandals. I have also written the book Sätta färg på staden (Colouring the City, 2010), about street art and graffiti, which is also the subject for my documentary film Rätten till staden (The Right to the City, 2008). The short documentary Valrossarna (Walrus, 2006) is about winter bathers.

If you’ve reached this site from abroad, perhaps you’ve heard of my investigative piece Searching for Joe K for Metro (2014, with Jack Werner).

I have been taking photos and filming ever since I was about five years old, and I early worked with both television and radio. I have also been working as a graphic designer and cinema projectionist.

Born in 1977 in Umeå in the north of Sweden, I live in Malmö at the southwest corner of the country since 1997.

There is no English version of this website. You are welcome to browse the site in Swedish and contact me with any questions you might have:

E-mail kontakt@ko–x—x–lbjorn.se
Phone +46 733–104830