About me and about being a photographer
I cannot imagine a morning without my coffee and a summer without being at the west coast of Denmark. I am more of a storyteller than a photographer. I am tall and most of the time I have long hair and a big beard. And I am the father of two girls, Alma and Ester, who are the greatest story of my life. I live in the middle of Denmark and have for years been working all over the country. Now I have the opportunity to travel and meet awesome couples all over the world. And I consider myself god damn lucky to be doing what I do.
I always search for beauty and meaning in the human condition and I most often find it in human connections. I love photographing couples and finding the special moments that happen between them, when we are not shooting. And then photograph these moments too. This is also why I love documenting elopements and weddings. Capturing all the moments of the day. I cannot imagine doing anything else and I would love to shoot your special day and create beautiful, emotional images. Together with you. It doesn't matter where you are, I travel the whole world and I love to do it. I will come to you.
I like chocolate. I really like chocolate.
‘Casablanca’ and ‘Along came Polly" are two of my favorite films.
I don't smoke anymore, but I absolutely do not mind if others do.
When I drink white wine, I prefer Pinos Gris.
I'm very fond of going to the movies alone.
I have terrible handwriting.
I love books, but whenever I'm in a library, I get awful tired.
My pictures are often an experiment...
I strive to make pictures, that are not just timeless, but maybe little pieces of art in themselves. I want my clients to be able to proudly hang their pictures on the wall.
Every couple, every elopement, every wedding is different. And I try to capture your story. I am not a big fan of frases like "love caught on film", but I do promise, that I will get your smile, your nervous twitches, a mothers tears, your niece running round, your friends having fun... all those things, that makes your day speciel.
I am not for everyone, but I am the obvious choice for some.
My clients are couples who want to have a good time creating beautiful pictures. And who are not afraid to bend the rules, to have a different approach.
They understand, that it is not just about telling the story, but about having fun doing it. They know, they want unique pictures and that getting there often is an experiment. I become a confidant and a part of that process. That way it is always easy and fun to photograph them. It is when I have a connection to my clients, I do my best work...
I'm a sucker for the arbitrary. Every couple is unique and that should be reflected in the images...
I like the coincidence. The things that happen between A and B. At weddings the frame is always set and often has to follow certain rules. Very little is left to chance, you always know what to do and where to go. And then you don't know anything anyway.
Every couple brings something new.
I love finding the essence of the day and I really hate being in the way. So you won't see me telling people where to go and where to stand, all the while dragging my lightstands and big equipment around. It's just me and my cameras. My approach is arbitrary, everything is open and nothing planned, except the settings we're in. That way I can capture the moments as they happen and tell your story, not mine...
The stories are there. All the beauty, all the drama, all the details. And all the people... I trust the day and I know, I will find the stories. That makes wedding photography very speciel to me.
One should always be drunk
That's all that matters
that's our one imperative need
So as not to feel Time's horrible burden
that breaks your shoulders and bows you down
you must get drunk without ceasing
But what with?
With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you choose
But get drunk
And if, at some time
on the steps of a palace, in the green grass of a ditch, in the bleak solitude of your room
you are waking up when drunkenness has already abated
ask the wind, the wave, a star, the clock
all that which flees
all that which groans
all that which rolls
all that which sings
all that which speaks
ask them what time it is; and the wind, the wave, the star, the bird, the clock will reply
'It is time to get drunk!'
So that you may not be the martyred slaves of Time
get drunk; get drunk, and never pause for rest
With wine, with poetry, or with virtue - as you choose
- Charles Baudelaire, 1862, Paris