Of Swedish parentage, Thor Jonsson was born in Paris in 1976. After completing training as a carpenter, Thor traveled extensively for a number of years, making a living as a dive master. This period, in a sense, set the stage for his calling for photography. He graduated from the Kent Institute of Art & Design in Rochester, England, earning a degree in Editorial & Advertising Photography. He travels to surf and photograph for several months at a time each year, adding only a few select images to his portfolio with every trip. His works have appeared worldwide in publications such as The Surfer's Path, Adrenalin Magazine and The Way of the Surfer. Thor is currently based in Stockholm, where he runs his own gallery.