Sissel Thastum | Newport, UK

Short bio…

Sissel Thastum was born in Denmark in 1987 on the countryside in Jutland. After studying at Fatamorgana, the Danish School of Documentary and Art Photography, she continued her education at FAMU, Film and Tv school of Performing Arts in Prague, Department of Photography. She is currently living in Newport and studying at University of Wales, Newport, department of Documentary Photography.

You shoot film because…

Photography on film is tangible, it exists. The idea of a photograph as an object existing on the film and later as a print, is important to me. The process of using film makes me more aware . Aware of what a photograph is (or isn’t) and why I am photographing at all. I depend on the slowness of processing my photographs; developing from moments in the present to a story that takes on a life of its own, physically and emotionally.

Your photography feels like…

Closeness and intimacy.

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