Pelle Sten was born in Helsingborg, Sweden, 1974. He is a self-taught photgrapher who started shooting metal and punk bands in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. Today he mainly works with street photography.
In his street photography works he tries to capture the unreal in reality. The photographs tries to freeze a moment in time. A very subjective moment.
The pictures captures people on their way home and on their way away. People in motion. And the people aren’t the only main characters in the story. The city with its buildings and streets are the arena that has to be there for the images to become alive.
Pelle Sten has won the Photo of the year 2018 by Fotosidan Magazine and an Honorable Mention in International Photo Awards 2018.
In 2018 Pelle Sten published a combined litterature and photgraphy zine together with the swedish writer Jörgen Löwenfeldt.
He has exhibited at Planket in Stockholm, Sweden, at Praxis Gallery in Minneapolis, USA, at Black Box Gallery, Portland, USA.
His street photography work has been included in the All About Photo Magazine.