Michael Søndergaard is a danish photographer and film maker based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

In his work he search for the power that lies within the fragility. In a mysterious world of sexual fluidity he is always on the hunt for something extraordinary.

In his latest series A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH he photographs young men. Even though he conducts the shoot, it often becomes a seamless playground of bestial positions, moving light, ritualized dance and carefully selected totems like birds or feathers, face marks or pieces of fabric.

For Michael Søndergaard every shoot is an act of performance in which he slowly push the model until something is released in them, which he then captures on film. Within this playfulness, often touched by melancholia, everyone stands out as powerful yet vulnerable characters.