1958 Born in Hökerum, Västergötland, West Sweden, on 14 May.

1975 Apprenticed to a portrait photographer.

1982 Began training as a film photographer at the University College of Film, Radio,Television and Theatre in Stockholm.

1983 Summer stand-in job as a press photographer Ulricehamns Tidning 1986 Obtained his middle-school teaching degree at Jönköping University. Started as a freelance reporter for Borås Tidning.

1988 Produces  a short film and one documentary film for Swedish Television, SVT

1994 Full-time professional photographer.

1996 First book, Speglingar (Reflections) published. 

1997 Photographic assignments  in Inner Mongolia, China.

1999 Assignments for the Fryxell-Langenskiöld Foundation.

2001 Publication of the book Beyond order (Nya Vyer, Stockholm).  

2002 Assignments with for the Swedish Society of Forest History and Stiftelsen Skogssällskapet. Began the Riverside/Viskan project.

2003 Assignments for Borås Museum.

2004 Assignments with for Sveaskog. Film and photographic work for Swedsih Television: parts of Nobel laureate Harry Martinson’s Aniara.

2005 Film and photographic work on behalf of Swedsih Television:  Wingbeats – Birds in Art and Literature.

2006 Began a new documentary project Countryside Sweden (working title). Publication of the book The Old Man and the Forest in cooperation with author Örjan Hill. Began a new photographic project Silent Landscape.

2007 Assignment with author Stefan Edman and Bo Thunberg. Publication of the book Riverside Viskan.

2008 H.M. the King Carl XIV Gustaf, receives the book The Old Man and the Forest as a gift on his 60th birthday. Jan Töve and Örjan Hill guided the King Carl XIV Gustaf during a visit in Olofstorp, Fänneslunda, Sweden.

2008 Photographic assignment in Ulricehamn.  Lecture on Wild Photos, Royal Geografic Society, London.

2009 Assignments for Ulricehamns kommun. Art Accommodation decoration assignments for Southern Älvsborgs Hospital, Borås. Lecture at the Academy Valand, Gothenburg.

2011 Photographic Assignment for The Swedish Society of Forest History.

2011 Photographic Assignment for The Swedish Society of Forest History.

2012 Publication of the book Änglagårdsbygd in cooperation with  author Agneta Tjäder

2012 Photographic Assignment for The Swedish Society of Forest History.

2012 Decorated with Västergötlands Fornminnesförenings medal of Honor.

2012 Publication of the book Skogssällskapet – en växande historia  in  cooperation with author Örjan Hill.

2012 Publication of the book Silent landscape.

2012 Selected to participate in the exhibition Art of Photography Show in  San Diego. Recipient of Ulricehamn Cultural award

2013 Assignment in Andalusia, Spain.2013    

2013 Participate in the exhibition Contemporary landscapes, Oceanside  Museum of Art, CA, USA

2013 Represented by THE PHOTOGALLERY, Sweden

2014 Participate in the exhibition The poor and the rich, Virserum Art  Gallery, Sweden

2014 Recipient of The Swedish Authors’ Fund Special Stipend  

2015 Art Accommodation decoration assignment for Ulricehamns  Sparbank, Ulricehamn

2017 Stipend from Tore G Wärenstams foundation

2014 Individually-awarded remuneration (Särskild Författarpenning), from the Swedish Author’s Fund (Sveriges Författarfond)

2012 The City of Ulricehamn Cultural Award

2012 Västergötlands Fornminnesförenings förtjänstmedalj (medan of honor)

2011 Stipend from Tore G Wärenstams foundation

2007 Five years stipend from the Swedish Author’s Fund (Sveriges Författarfond)

2007 Stipend from Tore G Wärenstams foundation

2004 Stipend from Tore G Wärenstams foundation

2004 Elected “Photographer of the Year” by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.

2003 Fotokopieringsfondens stipendium

2003 Ulricehamns community Environmental Prize

2002 Two years stipend from the Swedish Author’s Fund (Sveriges Författarfond)

1999 One years stipend from the Swedish Author’s Fund (Sveriges Författarfond)

1998 Cultural Award from Ulricehamn’s Community

1996 One years stipend from the Swedish Author’s Fund (Sveriges Författarfond)

1995 Elected “Scandinavian Nature Photographer of the Year” 

1995 Cultural Award from County administrative board of Västra Götaland

1995 Södra Ving’s Cultural Award

1991 The Agfachrome Stipend

1986 Kodak- och Naturephotographer’s stipend

 

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