Every time I go to my hometown - St. Petersburg - I'm trying to organize a photo shoot on the streets. Every corner of this city is full of unique charm, even the yards that may seem unremarkable, each have its own character. This photo was taken in one of these yards in the evening, around 5 p.m. I was attracted to the wall of the house with different types of windows. The whole appearance of this house in the background creates the right mood: mild sadness and melancoly, but still it looks warm and cold at the same time as autumn always is in Saint Petersburg.
I took a few shots and choose the one where my model is not looking at the camera. Very often when I choose pictures after the shooting I can hear songs in the background in my head which can help to describe the mood. And when I look at this photo I hear "Aha - Summer moved on". What do you hear?
This is a photo of a Chinese woman Fiona Bao. She was a student for a while here in Denmark where I live. I met her on a sports academy. I was on a course at the sports college and I borrowed her as a model. It was her first time as a model. She started our photo session with a Chinese dance. After the dance, she was very calm and relaxed and I enjoyed very much to photograph Fiona.
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 was taken using two orange gels behind and a blue gel umbrella as the key light. This was from a set with shooting a specific head piece I had made and was the fun shots at the end of the shoot. Model is Lily May 94 and make up by Hannah Louise Field.
Taken April 2016, my best friend often struggles with being my photography subject. As with all my subjects, I wanted her to see the beauty and power that I see in her everyday. First, a makeup subject, now, a queen, above everyone with that fierceness I have learned to love about her. One of my favourite portraits by far.
Beautiful model standing in front of us and the sky's were getting darker while it poured down. We needed to produce a shot that had a sunny element. We utilised a Godox Speed light on back left, a 140cm octabox front and with our
Sony a7rii and Sigma Art 35mm on 1.4f we got this magic. Only edited in Lightroom
Model: Sarah Choudhary
This is one of those candid moments in life that I wanted to remember forever. We moved country this week to a beautiful house in Italy. We had a garden for the first time, there was a pool outside and a trampoline, there were ice-creams and a seemingly endless summer. But as he slumped on the sofa and looked glumly outside into the bright continental sun I knew my boy just wanted to be home.
The Tribal - is a story of Transformation.
This image has a truly unusual story behind it. The image was conceived from the existing material with us. Shot at our studio in Tamil Nadu, India - miles away from a true a Native African.
Like Steve Job's definition of creativity, we pieced 2 inconceivable thoughts and by the friendly participation of our humble and sportive editor KB, we produced this telling Portrait. It now hangs infront of his edit suite and but for a few, none notice his transformation.
'Even the Birds are Free'
This portrait was one of a series depicting our search for
freedom. Freedom to celebrate who we are, where we are and
how we are.
After my father had a brain stem stroke and losing his ability to walk,
I was moved by his words as he sadly looked out the window, to pay homage
to everyday freedoms we often take for granted.
Model: Anne Duffy
This portrait of Paola was made during a test shoot in my in-home studio. We had clothing brought in by a local designer here in Uruguay called Petra. It's elegant Greek style inspired us throughout the rest of the shoot aiming for strong yet feminine Greek poses and focused on the details of her facial structure. We held up a creamy wool sweater as the background to bring in a touch of warm texture for this image. Lovely Paola is a new face model with Valentino Bookings in Montevideo.