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Down by the River.


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Down by the River.

Erik Engstrom

"As I went down to the river to pray."
Alison Krauss

"Erik, what do you do in your free time?"

Hmm, let me think about that for about 2.54 seconds...I think about photography, I research equipment, I browse the Internet looking for inspiration, and I am constantly scouting locations to photo shoots. All in all, I'm a photography nerd, so much so that I have an ever evolving wish list going. Hey Sony and Nikon, if you're ever looking for a new blogger to work with...feel free to hook a brother up! I'd love to shoot with those cameras!

Among all of the photography related things that I do, scouting locations has to be my favorite. In the back of my mind, I am always thinking about how my surroundings would look behind the lens, about what stories can be told, and how I can tell stories with these pictures. Even for The American Swede, a style blog, I constantly think what backdrop could be used for this website. 

Being a wanderer, a day-dreamer, and a constant thinker, downtime is so needed. Even in Winona, a small town, things can be busy and hectic. Allowing myself to get away into nature - a walk through the woods or some quiet time on a riverbank - is so crucial to making sure that I am focus and that my head is on straight. It's on these days - days by myself - that all I need is a light Nike zip-up, an oversized fitness tee, ripped up Levi's, and classic vans. Daaammmmnnnn Daniel


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