Bo Arrhed’s interest in the camera was awakened when he was still a young boy; he wasn’t more than 12 or 13 when he first began taking pictures. After working at a photo lab, and then going on to various employments within the photo business, Bo Arrhed became a freelance photographer a few years into the 1960s. Among his employers were a number of the major Swedish magazines, notably the “teen bible” Bildjournalen. He was also frequently employed by Swedish television, where he photographed stills in connection with drama productions.|
The Premium Rockshot catalogue mainly contains Bo Arrhed’s pictures from the 1960s, when he photographed a number of legendary artists. “I hit it off especially well with The Hollies. I travelled with them when they were on tour and partied with them at nights. That was useful for me as a photographer: because they knew me I could almost stand on stage and take pictures of them without them being annoyed. That wasn’t especially common.”
In 1969 Bildjournalen stopped publishing, signalling the end of an era. A few years later Bo Arrhed abandoned photography and instead became a study counsellor. But at the end of the 1990s he rediscovered his classic 1960s pictures and felt the urge to bring out the camera. Today Bo Arrhed is a working photographer again and has illustrated a great number of books. He has also had his own photographic exhibitions.