Per Olov Jansson (22 April 1920 – 7 February 2019) was a Finnish photographer.
[''Valolla piirtäjä - 60 vuotta valokuvaajana''. 2006.]
He is the son of artists Viktor Jansson
and Swedish-born Signe Hammarsten-Jansson
, and the brother of writer Tove Jansson
and cartoonist Lars Jansson
. His photography has appeared in books by Tove Jansson, including ''Skurken i Muminhuset
'' (1980) and ''Anteckningar från en ö'' (1993), and Tove's 1971 novel, ''Lyssnerskan'' is dedicated to him. He is also responsible for a great number of photos of his sister.
Jansson's photographs have been described as emphasizing the act of artistic creation and his technique has been noted to rely heavily on perspective and the relationship between light, dark, and medium contrast.
[Solberg, Silje E. ]
Om forholdet mellom ord og bilde i Tove Janssons novelle 'Svart-vitt. Hommage à Edward Gorey'
' - Introduction. University of Tromsø. Pg. 6. 2010.
During the 1950s, he formed a company called Aerofoto with his brother Lars. Despite his long photographic career, Jansson's first photo exhibition only occurred in 2000 to coincide with his 80th birthday.
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