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2018 went by in a flash! It was a good year, where a lot of my time was spent building a house and being a father. And of course doing assignments for many different clients! I love the variation this job has to offer. One day I am knocking doors in a ghetto and the next day I am hunting pheasant with the 1%.
In May I visited Zimbabwe with journalist Jeppe Reedtz Husted. We did stories on the upcoming elections and Zimbabwe in general. It was my first visit to Africa south of Sahara. I will soon be sharing some images from that journey.
During the summer I was part of a very skilled team and contributed to a large book on the legendary Danish movie series Olsen Banden. I did portraits and photgraphed a lot of documents and original props from the movies - something I haven’t done before, so it was a fun challenge to work with strobes. The book has turned out very beautiful and can be seen (and bought) at Booklab.
Surely 2019 will offer opportunities to work with good people and create interesting stories. I expect the coming months to be productive in regards to some personal projects I have had in the pipeline for a while. So many stories are out there, waiting to be told!
The project I did in Saint Petersburg in October has been nominated for the Danish Picture of the Year. The winners will be revealed on March 3rd. I am happy and look forward to publishing the story within a foreseeable future…
The last 10 days I have been very fortunate to participate in a Nordic-Russian masterclass in St Petersburg, Russia with Mads Nissen and Mads Greve. It was truly inspiring and great with a change of scenery. The first three days consisted of an intense workshop followed by a week of photographing stories individually. I have been doing a story on gender roles - I shot it on film, so I have yet to see the results. Hopefully they will be well exposed! In between locations I shot a bit of street photography too :)
The danish periodical Journalisten interviewed me about starting up as a self-employed freelancer. Read the interview (in Danish) here.