ABOUT ME AND MY PHOTOGRAPHY
My name is Søren Thorsen. I live with my wife in Vojens, a small town in the south of Denmark near the border to Germany. I am from a time, where babies were made of solid materials. Born in 1944 and have been dealing seriously with photography since the beginning of the 70´ies. Retired since 2007.
I stand for pure and honest photography, and my main motive is people – in all their complexity. Contact with people through photography also give me values and social connections. I consider myself mainly as a street photographer and not a travel photographer even if most of my images on this site come from traveling.
The site is my photographic window to the world. Earlier I took part in exhibitions and contests. but now it’s enough just to show my images here, but still it’s demanding to edit the images and maintain the site.
Here you can watch images with many different themes. As mentioned, people inspire me, and the number of types is numerous. Having sense of humor is important for a person.
A good image must contain a message, tell a story or just be technically delicate. You must be able to return to it, enjoy again or find new angles in the story. An image is always an abstraction, because a 2-dimensional slice has been cut out of the 3-dimensional reality. When you press the button, the manipulation starts.
In the beginning of this century, I stopped working analogue. I liked of course the results, or at least some of them, but I was not fond of darkroom work. But I love the computer work in digital photography. In 2015 I took up pure street photography. My cameras are a Nikon DSLR, and an Olympus Pen E-P5 with a couple of lenses, which is optimal for street photography.
Within photography I have a friend, Christian Guldager. With him I have made slideshows with sound. To be mentioned is a show about having a dog, a show about the modern human in his own absurd world, and a show about showing feelings figuratively. We also make common projects. To be mentioned is Rømø Motor Festival in September 2017, where we covered old cars racing on the beach.
Family selfie about 1976
With Christian I also arrange exhibitions. At our local museum we have ten times arranged “The Golden”, which is a censured FIAP-exhibition with around 600 accepted works. I am a member of an unofficial group of photographers called “Fotosyndikatet”. With the photographers Marianne Skovby Christensen, Leif Christensen, Erik Holmgaard, Peter Klode and myself. We join one or two times a year to have a good time together and share our common interest in photography.
HAVE A GOOD TIME WITH THE IMAGES. HOPE TO SEE YOU HERE AGAIN.