"The work is ... deep, quiet, strongly felt and full of a connection to things, the land, the creatures and the hours lived on, with and among them all."
New interview with me by Elizabeth Wang-Lee of Leicaliker here.
I am a photographer working from a farm base in the Lake District in England. Learning to take photographs has been something I have done in the between times, inspired by the environment I live in and the wonderful images of esteemed photographers. I enjoy watching out for miniscule, heightened moments in rural spaces, where seemingly little happens, in much the way an urban street photographer might capture a found moment in the frantic maelstrom of cities. As the years go by I learn to love the idiosyncrasies, the difficulties of rural life; the landscape is lived and altered and loved and suffered on. It is not pristine or ideal. My idealism is perhaps stronger in the unfamiliar magic of cities; dipping in there is a treasured and rare treat.
In 2007 I was invited to present my work-in-progress to a workshop on street photography at Photofusion Gallery in London, as an exploration of the possibilities of 'rural' street photography and later that year I set out to accumulate a serious portfolio after a photograph of mine was selected as one of the finalists in Tate Modern's 'How We Are Now' competition. That image is the first in 'Light, landscape, lives' on this website. In 2011 my work was included in an international Street Photography exhibition in the United States. In 2012 my photo 'FestiveTree, Kings Road', raised £900 in an online auction for the charity PhotoVoice.
Portrait © Nils Jorgensen