Behind Every Great Photo,

Is a great Background

The background in your photo is crucial in making a powerful, successful image. You can have an exotic subject, an intense emotional connection, and stunning light, but if you have forgotten to look at your background, chances are the photograph becomes just a snapshot of something you found interesting. Our hand-painted and photographed matte posters are made to Enhance Your Photography. More layers. More expressions. More impact.

Artist-painted backgrounds

High quality photography prints

All our backgrounds are painted by Susy Grundahl in her Danish countryside studio. She paints, photographs and edits every production herself. Posters are then printed onto premium, museum-grade matte paper.

We print orders on demand to reduce waste, working with hand-picked print shops. Once an order is placed, it is directed to the closest such print shop in the area.

Sustainability Matters

Planet friendly Packaging

Our packaging is designed to have as little negative ecological impact as possible.

We wrap all our posters in paper and pack them in recycled, reinforced cardboard boxes.

No plastic packaging. It's a conscious decision.

We're a small team

That's big on photography

Susy Grundahl is a well-known artist, photographer and cookbook author.

She founded Photo Styling Background in 2017 to make amazing backgrounds easily accessible to anyone, anywhere.

In 2021, her son Richard, a designer and photographer, joined the family business along with his friend Danny. They help Susy with operation of the website and logistics.

Creativity starts here

The Studio

Susy paints all the photography backgrounds on the top floor of her house in Esbjerg, on the west coast of Denmark.

Every paint, brush and canvas is carefully selected to bring rich layers and textures to the final print.

Susy Grundahl

How to use Photo Styling Backgrounds

Proudly featured

in beautiful publications

We're honoured to have our photo backgrounds featured in these breathtaking publications.

It fills us with joy every time a talented photographer picks up our products and uses them to produce beautiful books and other artistic productions.

Anette Harbech Olesen on Photo Styling BackgroundClaus Dalby on Photo Styling BackgroundHendrika Bolhuis on Photo Styling BackgroundAnnelies Blomster Och Bakverk on Photo Styling BackgroundHippie House Denmark on Photo Styling BackgroundMajs Passion on Photo Styling Background

The Story behind

Photo Styling Background

As a photographer and cookbook author, Susy often looked for posters to enrich her photo styling. She couldn’t find any with the quality and aesthetics she needed - so in her studio she produced her own.

This led to Photo Styling Background, a small company that's founded to make amazing backgrounds easily accessible to everyone, anywhere.


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Enhancing photography since 2017

See the work of our recent customers

In 2017, Susy Grundahl painted her first few backgrounds to use for photography for her own cookbooks. The unique look of these beautiful photographs quickly went viral with several followers on Instagram asking for printed versions and unique painted backgrounds for their own work. See the reviews and the work of some of our most recent customers.