Roger Arleryd

Roger Arleryd, photographer

The breath of history, beautiful scenic sites, the natural variation between fertile, idyllic countryside and barren moon-like landscape. Sometimes even the feeling of being the last person on earth. These are only a few of the things visitors to Gotland encounter, especially if they venture to the island when most of the tourists have left to resume their urban lives. It is precisely this sensation that Roger Arleryd manages to capture in his forlornly beautiful and at times dramatic images of Gotland. Through his images he shows that Gotland is unquestionably beautiful regardless of the season. 

Roger Arleryd was born and raised in Vällingby, a suburb of Stockholm. As a young 1980s punk rocker in Stockholm, he was very interested in black and white street photography, and studied photography at Riddarfjärdsskolan. Since then he has worked with images in all of kinds of formats and sizes in the media and advertising industry. In 2013 he moved from Stockholm to Väte on Gotland. Roger launched Gotlandsbild.com to be able to photograph and film the island’s nature in all four seasons of the year and to bring out the light and atmosphere which permeate all of his images. 

“Just being beautiful is never enough. I am constantly searching for just the right light, for the sea to be perfectly calm or for the storm’s waves to crash at just the right spot.” 

Many people may have already seen Roger’s landscape images in Gotland Guide or in one of the popular drone films about Gotland that have quickly reached hundreds of thousands of views on Facebook. Roger has also had several exhibitions in both Stockholm and on Gotland, and there is a major exhibition at his farm in Väte this summer. 

“When Gotland Guide contacted me and wanted to use my images, I was extremely happy and proud since I am passionate about photographing the Gotland landscape and marketing our beautiful island.”

Roger Arleryd

Roger Arleryd, photographer

The breath of history, beautiful scenic sites, the natural variation between fertile, idyllic countryside and barren moon-like landscape. Sometimes even the feeling of being the last person on earth. These are only a few of the things visitors to Gotland encounter, especially if they venture to the island when most of the tourists have left to resume their urban lives. It is precisely this sensation that Roger Arleryd manages to capture in his forlornly beautiful and at times dramatic images of Gotland. Through his images he shows that Gotland is unquestionably beautiful regardless of the season. 

Roger Arleryd was born and raised in Vällingby, a suburb of Stockholm. As a young 1980s punk rocker in Stockholm, he was very interested in black and white street photography, and studied photography at Riddarfjärdsskolan. Since then he has worked with images in all of kinds of formats and sizes in the media and advertising industry. In 2013 he moved from Stockholm to Väte on Gotland. Roger launched Gotlandsbild.com to be able to photograph and film the island’s nature in all four seasons of the year and to bring out the light and atmosphere which permeate all of his images. 

“Just being beautiful is never enough. I am constantly searching for just the right light, for the sea to be perfectly calm or for the storm’s waves to crash at just the right spot.” 

Many people may have already seen Roger’s landscape images in Gotland Guide or in one of the popular drone films about Gotland that have quickly reached hundreds of thousands of views on Facebook. Roger has also had several exhibitions in both Stockholm and on Gotland, and there is a major exhibition at his farm in Väte this summer. 

“When Gotland Guide contacted me and wanted to use my images, I was extremely happy and proud since I am passionate about photographing the Gotland landscape and marketing our beautiful island.”

Roger Arleryd

 Roger Arleryd, photographer

The breath of history, beautiful scenic sites, the natural variation between fertile, idyllic countryside and barren moon-like landscape. Sometimes even the feeling of being the last person on earth. These are only a few of the things visitors to Gotland encounter, especially if they venture to the island when most of the tourists have left to resume their urban lives. It is precisely this sensation that Roger Arleryd manages to capture in his forlornly beautiful and at times dramatic images of Gotland. Through his images he shows that Gotland is unquestionably beautiful regardless of the season. 

Roger Arleryd was born and raised in Vällingby, a suburb of Stockholm. As a young 1980s punk rocker in Stockholm, he was very interested in black and white street photography, and studied photography at Riddarfjärdsskolan. Since then he has worked with images in all of kinds of formats and sizes in the media and advertising industry. In 2013 he moved from Stockholm to Väte on Gotland. Roger launched Gotlandsbild.com to be able to photograph and film the island’s nature in all four seasons of the year and to bring out the light and atmosphere which permeate all of his images. 

“Just being beautiful is never enough. I am constantly searching for just the right light, for the sea to be perfectly calm or for the storm’s waves to crash at just the right spot.” 

Many people may have already seen Roger’s landscape images in Gotland Guide or in one of the popular drone films about Gotland that have quickly reached hundreds of thousands of views on Facebook. Roger has also had several exhibitions in both Stockholm and on Gotland, and there is a major exhibition at his farm in Väte this summer. 

“When Gotland Guide contacted me and wanted to use my images, I was extremely happy and proud since I am passionate about photographing the Gotland landscape and marketing our beautiful island.”