about

 

I’m a contemporary photographer and film maker based in Copenhagen. Focusing on portraiture, I often work with the culture and identity of youth. Through my work I always try to communicate a sense of melancholia and fragility, because i think the power lies within vulnerability and sincerity.

I always search for beauty in the mystical. From studying Religion Science I particularly find rituals’ liminal power, the transiting factor, where everything is at stake, immensely interesting: this is where borders are being crossed. I often use the same performative and aesthetic elements in my work and I always endeavour to create unique universes.

On the basis of my work as a filmmaker, I like to operate photographically with techniques similar to character building and mise-en-scene. Therefore, when I shoot it is important to me that the person I am photographing is willing to join in on the process of searching within oneself to create character and tell narratives.

 

 

 

education

Grundtvigs Højskole – Photography Course, 2018
Fatamorgana, School of art Photography – Masterclass, 2017-2018
London Film School – Directing Course, 2017
University of Copenhagen – BA, Religion Science, 2010-2014

 

 

publications

the year / aaret, copenhagen july 2018

boys! boys! boys! limited edition book, london september 2018

 

 

exhibitions

the hospital club by the little black gallery, london september 2018

 

 

Michael Søndergaard