Andreas Olesen | Copenhagen, Denmark

Short bio:
I was born in San Francisco in 1981 to a Dane and an American and have in between two homes since. I enjoy this division in my life, and paradoxically, it helps make me feel whole. I currently live in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Why do you photograph on film?
I photograph on film for two reasons. The first reason is because I enjoy engaging with and utilizing mechanical cameras. I find that the interaction needed to use them creates an individuality to the images which cannot be replaced or replicated. Each machine makes a different image, both because of the build and because of the method of use. The other reason is a question of working method. I simply prefer to have a hands on process which includes darkroom work.

What is your work about?
My work is based on an interest in humans and their interactions. I want to investigate the constant transformation of the human space, change over time, and the public/private divide. In short, people and their environment. Through various photographic methods, each adapted for the specific project, I am trying to make works which take on a life of their own.

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