Claes Axstål

Carpe Momentum Photography in Gothenburg, Sweden

Claes Axstål

Carpe Momentum Photography in Gothenburg, Sweden

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Dear friends of photography,

My specialty is to illuminate aircraft, boats and other large objects in real life. That we do with our powerful and purpose built photo-flash-system for the marine & aviation industry, the CMP A-System for Airborne Flash Photography.

My professional photography career started with ski photography in the the early 80's when I brought flash photography to new heights. At dawn of the new millennium I even managed to prove it for the aviation industry and that thanks to a fantastic collaboration with the Swedish Air Force.

Our one-of-its-kind n' state-of-the-art 250kg flash equipment, is not only sealed for protection at sea, but also shielded electro-magnetically for operation on board aircraft. It is approved by the Swedish Defense Material Administration & the US Coast Guard.

When you like to capture a clear image of e.g. a large ship in a beautiful sunrise and not only as a dark silhouette, there is no substitute for an additional and very intense light source.

Word by Jay Miller, founder of the prominent International Society for Aviation Photography: "I like to think of Claes as a visionary. No other photographer - much less aviation photographer - on the planet has done what he has done. Lighting, of course, is only a part of the game. It doesn't hurt that Claes has a superb eye for composition, exposure, and subject matter. His photos, no matter what time of day they are taken, are always exceptional, innovative, and masterful."

Our Airborne Flash Photography, is not only a powerful and unique creative photographic tool for marketing in the marine- & aviation business, but also for other subject matters, as construction machines, transportation, buildings & more.

When you realize the competitive customer exposure with real life photography and a bright vision for attention, you will also see an improved professional pride and company spirit with our new, unique and real life photography.

Please feel free to click the links below and let us show you what we got!

// Claes Axstål • CMP

Sweden: +46 708 65 42 42

Norway: +47 458 37 962

Email: cax(at)

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