I was born in Denmark and have lived in Sweden for nearly 30 years. I currently work as a photographer and teacher in photography and media. My passion for photography started at young age when I bought my first camera, and soon found myself taking a camera with me wherever I went. At the same time, I began reading about photography and photographers, and gradually learned how to use picture taking to express moods and feelings, and to explore different subjects similar to the ways ethnologists study people and their relationships. I often use minimal equipment and natural light, driven by curiosity, but most importantly by the connections I make with my subjects.
"I had always wanted to travel to India, to the city of Varanasi in particular. I wanted to capture the people and the landscapes of a place rooted in ancient cultures and traditions.
I was travelling alone which in one way made me more vulnerable, but at the same time, made meeting new people easier. Being alone allowed me to move about the city at my own speed, and without the constraints of others. In the course of my daily walks through the labyrinths of old Varanasi and by the Ganges River, I was able to interact with people for varying periods of time, and occasionally be invited into homes, neighbourhoods or to share experiences. Some encounters were so brief that not a single word