On a windy and fog filled Faroese summers day we went out to shoot the lovely Sissal wearing the new Shisa Brand sweater
Every action is a reaction.
To be honest I think the pictures that are taken of families now are point blank boring. Why not change it up and have a photographer come in a document the real family life? Spend a few hours in your house with you and shoot the family as is. With that kind of family pictures you will be able to look back at how your family really was.
As Easter was fast approaching and the new local Easter brew was back in stores, I decided I would try to shoot/style a brunch table for the season. When I think of Easter I think of food, flavor and of longer brighter days. These things are what I tried to capture in these images.
The moment of calm in a day.
For some calm happens before the days stress begins, and for others it is in the in-between or even after. No matter when this moment happens it is a slice of time just for you and for your thoughts.
You alone with you.
For me this is when I make my morning coffee. This is where I gather my thoughts for the day which lies ahead and I allow myself to think about nothing end everything.
We all need a time for ourselves to think about the good, the bad and to practice gratefulness.
On December 31st 2015 I went to meet Lisbet by the seaside to photograph her taking her usual morning swim in the ocean.
Lisbet is a nurse living in Klaksvík, Faroe Islands. Every morning her husband pours himself a large cup of coffee and the drives his wife down to the seaside for her morning swim. She leaves the warm car to go take a quick swim in the ocean.
Lisbet says that this practice wakes her up better than any cup of coffee ever could.
Part of an ongoing project called "Just such nice people"
It is a perfectly chilly summers day I take the bus from my apartment in north west Berlin to Anjas place in the party center of Berlin to hang out, and take some pictures. After struggling to find the door that is hidden in a TIKI bar I finally hear a smile filled yell "Klara!" and i look up to see her bright face pointing me in the direction of a old yellow door "third floor, no elevator!"
Anja greets me at the door with a friendly hug "Welcome, you want some slippers?" as she points to some ohh-so-comfy slippers on the black and white tiled floor in her entry way. We make our way inside where I immediately feel at home.
Her apartment is open, white and perfectly goth/sweet, it resembles why I so desperately wanted her to be a one of the subjects of this project I am working on. Everything from the hand-stitched Bambi picture above her bedroom door to the human skull she has as a part of her impressive collection of animal skulls.
"I told my then boyfriend that I would stop buying animal skulls when I get my hands on a human skull. Then I finally stumbled upon one, and i have never bought any dead animal since"
Anja is a person that speaks from the heart, and that heart is filled with compassion and vulnerability . She is one of those people that when talking to her she listens, and she encourages and supports every creative idea I have ever bounced off of her.
During our hour of shooting and talking she shares some things that i wouldn't see if she hadn't allowed me in to her apartment.
Sólrún Michelsen is a Faroese writer and poet.
I went to photograph Sólrún in June of 2016 for an article that Dorit Hansen was writing.
Sólrun said she spends the summers gardening and during the long dark winter months she writes her heart out. In order to photograph her whole creative being we spent the session in her garden as well as in the writing room upstairs.
Angelica is raw but also composed, badass but also sweet, and messy but also professional.
She is the perfect combination of a straight line and a twirly doodle and this is evident in her Berlin apartment.