I love this image for many reasons...Aside from accentuating the beauty of her features, there is a slight sadness in it which neither my subject nor me expected. Everytime I look at it, I can almost feel her thought process. I love both the simplicity and complexity of it.
This portrait was a surprise for me. During the shooting, I was not so impressed with the styling. I wanted more blooming flowers. Therefore, the picture remained unused for a while. Then came the idea to create a winter image. White branches and white flowers and a few crystals and ice. Unbelievable, how it played out in the ends :-)
I love street photography and portraits. It is my passion to catch the now moment. Happily, the now moment is often followed by the moment of meeting. And in this meeting it all happens. I enjoy it most when i go to the edge.
This is a photo of a Chinese woman Fiona Bao. She was a student for a while here in Denmark where I live.
This was taken while working on a separate campaign for a dating company called Social Concierge. I always try and grab the models I work with for a few minutes to take a picture that I best feel encapsulates them. With Jennifer (the girl in the picture) she was such a warm, lovely, genuine person I just wanted to create something simple to try and reflect that. She's a beautiful person, both inside and out.
For the shooting „dream worlds“ I did some thinking about the subject dreams. Dreams in themselves cannot be observed. They are never concrete…never tangible. We experience them only alone. Dreams are fragile and transient, but can be so strong that they „take us with them“…in one or the other way…positiv or negative.
While shooting it was important for me to make the invisible visible for the eye. As in a dream flowers, spiny flowers, roses and silver thistles appear to us through a translucent veil in the picture. The sleeping beauty makes us curious. What may she dream of? How long may she probably lie there. She appears like an angle. Her eyes are closed. We get the association of Snow White in the glass coffin. Nobody wants to disturb her long sleep. She rests in herself but everything else seems to be in progress - through the milky water or the translucent veil she takes us with in her dream worlds.
Lisa is one of my favourite models. I took the photo when i visited a good friend of mine in germany. In his kitchen there was such a great incident light, so that I immidiately knew that this will be a wonderful shot! The picture was taken just with the available light there.
Another beautiful image of Lily, who's stunning features make her a perfect choice for many of my person-requiring assignments. Lily is a natural beauty, who fusses over every detail: her makeup, outfit, hair, everything. Strip all that away, and your left with the natural beauty of Lily. Normally, fierce green eyes match perfectly lip-glossed pouty lips. In this black and white, my focus goes straight to the actual shape and beauty of her face, the wave of her hair, the natural ease she has in front of a camera. I love black and whites, and I think it turns an ordinary photo into a piece of art, just as I strived to do here.
This portrait picture is from a wedding shoot in Tirupur (India). I caught a small ray of light coming through a window and falling on the ground while this beautiful bride was walking down the stairs. I knew then that I had to frame a shot there. I am sucker for black and white pictures and the output that I got was as exactly as I had imagined!
This was an in-studio, impromptu shoot, with the manager of a modelling agency. She always books others for shoots but rarely gets her own pictures taken - I tried to show a side of her she wasn't too familiar with - soft and unhurried. She loved the final results.