Faux - Mikael Cedergren
This serie was quite experimental. I took one of my old UV filters, scratched it with a knife, taped it, dipped it in vaseline, burned it and a lot more. I went native on this poor filter. Then I set the shutter to quite slow since old cameras had that exact issue, just to get a bit of natural blur. My idea was that I wanted to bring in some analogue randomness in the photographs, and it seemed it worked.
This was completely experimental, but I did enjoy it. It made every photo very interesting for me to shoot. All shot in Copenhagen, Denmark.
I do not care for the technology. I do not care for "tack sharp" images. I want feeling. I want to connect with the person I photograph, or feel small in the beauty of an immense landscape. I want to think and create new. I want to hear that shutter as it fiercely opens and closes, capturing just a mere millisecond of life in one frame. There is something special to me to see something beautiful and show it to others how I see it, or to capture a story in the blink of an eye and make it history.
So I'm not like many other photographers. I won't tell you which lens to buy really, nor how you should construct the image. If you ask me the best advice on taking a great portrait I'd say it's in connecting with the person. All forms of photography is about, in some way, to connect with the subject. It's about loving what you do - and I do.