12-14 years old I worked every evening in a book store to save money for my first SLR camera. I did photographing through the years as a hobby while doing schoolwork, studying to doctor, later dermatologist, marrying , getting family, also a keen sailor, museum and auction visitor and art collector.
In 2007 , having my own well established dermatology practice, divorced and children grown up, I went to a photo travel in Kirgistan on a group with Torbjørn Tandberg. On this trip I took one picture which made me understand that I had a piece of talent.
I decided to spend more time and to see how far I could go.
My first Svalbard trip on the Russian ship Maryschev 2007 increased my attraction to the wild nature, though my meetings with polar bears and photoresults on this trip were not uplifting.
Jon Langeland, born 1951, educated and working as a dermatologist at Hudklinikken in Oslo, has been photographing since he was 12,but with wild life and at an increasing level from 2007.