Lars Falck

Lars Falck’s interest in photography was awakened when he was a young man. At the age of 18, he was employed by Stig Hartman, a famous photographer in Lars’ hometown of Halmstad, which became the start of an illustrious career featuring, among other things, four trips around the world and all kinds of adventures among both famous and unknown people. Lars Falck is probably one of few Swedes who have kissed Zsa Zsa Gabor, had dinner with Gene Kelly and met both Fred Astaire and Cary Grant, as well as Alfred Hitchcock.

Premium Rockshot’s archive features Lars Falck’s artist pictures, which have been published in both magazines and on record sleeves, and which give evidence of a long career behind the camera. Here we find photographs of many famous Swedes: singers such as Siw Malmkvist, Lill-Babs, Ann-Louise Hanson, Anna-Lena Löfgren, Östen Warnerbring and Lasse Lönndahl; actors such as Jan Malmsjö, Jarl Kulle and Hjördis Petterson; comedians such as Hasse & Tage and Magnus & Brasse; and true legends such as Evert Taube, Cornelis Vreeswijk och Monica Zetterlund. And, of course, a large number of photographs of ABBA. “Very nice people and easy to work with,” says Lars about Sweden’s most famous pop band, thinking specifically on the time when he went on his motorboat to photograph the group on their archipelago holiday island, Viggsö.

Lars Falck kept working way passed his retirement, and with a constant flow of assignments and ideas, he was unable to put down his camera. He kept saying that "this will be my last job,” but somehow he just kept going”

After many decades in the service of the camera, Lars Falck left us in 2015.
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