Hello there, Greta! I'm currently reading books on Scandinavian culture, interior design, and architecture; and have to say that it is just such an amazing, beautiful way of life. You are so fortunate to have been raised in that atmosphere. So curious, what does the Scandinavian lifestyle mean to you, especially artistically? All the best to you!
Hi there! Scandinavian culture and lifestyle is indeed stunning in some ways. Artistically it has influenced me a lot: My work is overall in the same simple and clean style. I am really inspired by Scandinavian artists and nordic aesthetics. My latest series (http://www.behance.net/gallery/Decay/12470177) is directly inspired by the Scandinavian autumn, the Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi and architecture in Copenhagen.
How do you get your models for your photos? Do you ask your friends or do you just ask random people to pose ?
My editorial work is mainly models or people I know. In the start it was simply my best friends that had to pose for me: Do weird things, lie in snow, wear silly things.. Now I mostly work with people with some modeling experience. However they are still exposed to peculiar things from time to time. That hasn’t changed. When I travel, I almost always ask the people before I take a portrait. I like to establish some kind of connection beforehand.
So I was in copenhagen the other day, then became aware that I could come a study for free! Soo witch are the best photographic institutes?
Yes - our educational system in Denmark is absolutely amazing. You can study for free, and moreover receive study grants. It is perfect. However I am not the right person to ask concerning photographic institutes, since I have never really considered studying photography. I have seen a visual arts degree which I found interesting on The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts: http://www.kunstakademiet.dk/en/.
Ever been in Norway? If you have, how is it there? I really want to take a vacation there, and since you live in Denmark it thought you might have been there?
Yes, I have, but a few years ago. We went trekking, the weather was absolutely terrible and when we made it to the top of the cliff, the view was simply.. fog. All right, Norway is a stunning country, and I would love to go there again and explore for good! It definitely has way more to offer than Denmark, absolutely.
Sorry if you've already answered this but did you take a photography class or are you self taught? Regardless your photos are amazing :)
I can’t recall having answered that question here, so no need to apologize! I am self taught. My father taught me the basics of photography when I was about thirteen years old, but later on I learned by doing. I became aware of the quality of photographs while doing stock photography at the age of 13-14 (for instance shooting exciting subjects as oranges or coffee beans). Moreover magazines, books and the Internet have been great sources of learning and inspiration. I am still learning, currently by assisting other really talented photographers.
May I ask you, how dit you edit your profile picture? It'a beautiful
Hi there! I edited it in Photoshop. It consists of 3-4 photographs. The background layer is a self portrait shot with natural lightning and white background. I dodged the background, and burned the skin/face in order to create a contrast. Thereafter I worked with layering, using the blending modes “Lighten” and “Screen” with opacity about 60-70 %. Naturally I erased the areas on my face and background. Also, I worked with noise and curves to make the features stand out the way I wanted them to.