A little bit of backstory
It all began on a spring day in 1994. I was born in a small town in Jutland, Denmark close to the countryside. It wasn’t a given that I should fall for photography, none of my parents or other family members are particularly creative or work with any form of art. And when I was gifted my first digital camera back in 2008, I didn’t think much of it. But it did have this really cool “magnifying glass”-feature, which was basically macro. I don’t remember if I actually had put a camera on my wish list, if I had any interest in photography, or if my parents just thought it was a nice present.
At first, I spent a great deal of time taking photos of flowers and jewelry, which I arranged mimicking fashion magazines, but obviously not being that great at it. My passion for photography grew, and I bought some books on the subject to get better. I got a lot better and my interest only grew stronger with the years. I upgraded to a DSLR a few years later, and in 2015 I bought a Canon 5D Mark III (which I still use as I’m writing this).
The travel bug bit me
I never traveled with my family. On holidays we mostly went camping someplace by the west coast and visited museums and such. Rather than walks in nature, smaller towns were often part of the itinerary. The furthest I’d been from home until 2010 was Bornholm -which is kinda far away because it’s at the other end of the country from where I was born, but it’s still a part of Denmark. So, when I went to London with a group of people I’d never met before on a trip for youngsters, the travel bug bit me. And it bit me hard.
Since then I’ve saved up money to go travelling at least once a year. And unlike the trips with my parents, I want to go far away and see a lot of nature. I like to travel alone (it gives me more time to focus on photography), but mostly I travel with my husband. We’ve been together since 2011 and got married in 2020. We love traveling and challenging ourselves in the way we do it. We’ve gone road-tripping by car, backpacked, and traveled by train, bus, and airplane. We haven’t seen a lot of places, but I have a list we’re trying to work through.
Where I am now
I love to explore and learn. Nature to me is breathtaking and sometimes surreal and I just want to see it all. As the years have gone by and I’ve been educated as a photojournalist, I don’t just want to see it all, I want to experience and document it, tell other people about it, and spark an interest in this beautiful earth. That’s one of the reasons I started a blog. Head over to read more about that. Call me a blogger, a photographer, a storyteller. Whatever. First and foremost I am a photojournalist. I will strive to document and tell stories, big and small, about nature, traveling and people.