the art of photography

the art of photography

Since receiving a Voigtlander camera as a gift at the age of 10, I’ve been fascinated with the art of photography. When I first saw a print come to life in the developer tray, I knew I would be a photographer. I am fortunate to earn a living doing what I truly love. I have devoted my life to exploring and improving my skills as a photographer and continue to do so day after day. I find art in the beauty and geometry of everyday life, never leaving the house without my camera. I approach photography with the belief that the reality of each moment is the ultimate beauty, and that these fleeting moments are the most valuable to my clients.

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wedding photojournalism or documentary style

My wedding work is often described as wedding photojournalism or documentary style. Although I am a Copenhagen based wedding photographer, I regularly travel for weddings, and have been commissioned to photograph weddings all over the world.

My work has been featured in ad campaigns for Amazon.com and Ericsson mobile phones, album cover art for musicians: Pete Droge, Downpilot, Rachel Harrington, Sugartown, Brother Sun Sister Moon, Visqueen, Truckstop Souvenir, and Broadcast Oblivion. My images have been printed in local and national magazines, including Rolling Stone (Germany), Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle Times, Seattle Sound, Seattle Weekly, The Stranger, Photo District News (PDN), MSNBC.com, ROCKRGRL, The Big Takeover, Three Imaginary Girls, Washington Free Press, Local Planet, Seattle Police Annual Report, Seattle Police Foundation Calendar, Seattle Bride, The Knot, Conde Nast’s Brides Magazine, Wedding Pages Magazine, Wedding Expo and Banquet & Event’s promotional literature and billboards.

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Quotes:

“To suggest is to create, to describe is to destroy.” – Robert Doisneau

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

“While there is a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we can see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see.” – Dorothea Lange

“Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.” – John Lennon

Travels:

  • Africa: Kenya, Malawi
  • Asia: Tokyo-Japan, Hong Kong, Mumbai-India, Udaipur-India, Bangkok-Thailand, Seoul-Korea
  • Canada: Vancouver & Victoria, BC
  • Europe: Amsterdam, Ireland, London, Paris 
  • Mexico: Ixtapa, Juarez, Troncones, Zihuatanejo
  • US Favorites (west to east): Honolulu, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Monterey, Berkeley, Big Sur, Chicago, New York City

Influences:My wife and childrenParisFrancois TruffautRoger Deakins (cinematographer)Stanley KubrickThe opening home movie sequence in the film “The Game”Josef KoudelkaRene BurriSebastiao SalgadoRalph GibsonHenri Cartier-BressonAnton CorbijnLillian BassmanElliott ErwittMichael KennaGarry WinograndBill BrandtAndre KerteszRobert FrankJames NachtweyWoody Allen’s moviesThe Coen BrothersAlbert BrooksThe BeatlesJohn LennonMotorcycle racingNoam ChomskyHoward ZinnSushiMountainsPearl Jam, The Long Winters, The Fire Theft and the bottomless wealth of amazing local musicThe beautiful, unpredictable light of the Pacific Northwest (backlit sunny fog!)The mechanical sound of a Leica M6 shutter at 1/15th 

Favorite films:

  • Adaptation
  • Alien
  • Amelie
  • American Beauty
  • Another Woman 
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Baraka
  • Barry Lyndon
  • Barton Fink 
  • The Beatles: A Hard Day’s Night
  • Bladerunner
  • Bob Roberts
  • Brazil
  • Bullets Over Broadway
  • Chinatown
  • Citizen Kane 
  • The City of Lost Children
  • The Conversation
  • The Corporation
  • Crimes and Misdemeanors
  • Defending Your Life
  • Delicatessen
  • Double Indemnity (1944)
  • Dr. Strangelove
  • Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room
  • Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind
  • Fargo
  • Fight Club
  • The Game
  • Good Night and Good Luck
  • Hudsucker Proxy
  • Husbands And Wives
  • Manhattan
  • Manufacturing Consent: Chomsky and The Media
  • The Man Who Wasn’t There
  • Mindwalk
  • Network
  • Night of the Hunter
  • 1984
  • North By Northwest
  • Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • The Player
  • Raising Arizona
  • Shawshank Redemption
  • Stardust Memories
  • The Sweet Hereafter
  • The Thin Red Line
  • Twelve Monkeys
  • The Usual Suspects
  • The US vs. John Lennon
  • A Very Long Engagement
  • Waking Life
  • Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price
  • Wings of Desire

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