The story from Kyrgyzstan was published in the travel magazine of Information iVerden last friday.
In three weeks - after eight years in Copenhagen - I’ll move back to eastern Jutland to establish myself there as a freelance photographer. I will be moving to Ry 30 minutes drive from Aarhus. I am looking forward to a new challenge and some fresh air :)
Before moving I’ll spend 10 days in Marocco reading, eating and trekking.
I finished my studies at DMJX last week. My final project was a portrait of the suburbs west of Copenhagen called Vestegnen. The housing in the area was rapidly build in the latter part of the 20th century using newly accessible industrial building techniques and grand ideas about equality, rationalisation and “the modern welfare city”. The world has changed since the architects and city planners drew out the expansion of Copenhagen and today Vestegnen is not like they had anticipated, but still the inhabitants enjoy life there. The story is online here (text in Danish).
UPDATE, January 28th: The Project was awarded with the Scanpix Prize at the graduation ceremony from DMJX.
This summer I did a seven day trek in the “heavenly mountains” of Tian Shan in Kyrgyzstan with my trusted Mamiya 7 strapped to my chest. Now I have finally scanned and edited the last negatives and published them as a story here. During the hike I collected and pressed flowers from the surprisingly lush mountain sides and included them in the story.
I have been busy doing workshops and assignments at the Danish School of Media and Journalism the last few months. The next five weeks I will be working on my final project.