Maria is a teacher, minimalist, avid gardener, explorer, photographer, author, blogger, and crazy horse girl! She just returned home to Sweden after 8 years in the US. She grew up in the mountains of northern Sweden, outside a ski resort. For a while in the 90’s she seriously thought about becoming a snowboard PRO, but she decided to follow one of her other passions. She became a baker and worked as a baker for 9 years until she decided to go back to school, to become a teacher. Maria has a BA in Early Childhood Education. She has enjoyed being a kindergarten teacher, preschool teacher, nanny, 4H leader, tutor, and horseback riding instructor.
Thanks to her grandma Agnes, she entered the magic world of photography when she was five years old. Maria’s gypsy soul has taken her to 48 US States, and most countries in Europe. You can find prints of Maria’s best photos in her gallery. She loves horses. At one time she had 17 rescue horses in her pasture. Observing wild horses in the wild is one of her favorite activities, camera in hand of course. In 2013 she published a book with some of her observations. In November 2019 she published her second book The Desert Around Las Vegas – A Guidebook To Amazing Day Trips In The Mojave Desert. You can follow her adventures, projects, and photography via her blog.
My mission is to share zen strategies; and encourage a healthy lifestyle, with a close connection to nature and animals, using my photos and stories as the medium for inspiration. – Maria Jansson
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