My name is Søren Thorsen. I live with my wife in Vojens – a small town in the south of Denmark close to Germany. I am a dentist by profession – retired since 2007. Being born in 1944, I am from a time, where babies were made of solid materials. Besides from photography I play tennis and bridge.
I’m very fond of humour, also in photography. It’s an important part of being alive.
I have been dealing seriously with photography since the beginning of the 70´ies. Pure and honest photography is important to me, and my main genre is street photography. I love to walk around in the streets, regard people and take candid images of them. The world is a complex thing, and streetlife reflects that. The contact with people through photography 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.
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 you cut a 2-dimensional slice out of the 3-dimensional reality. When you press the button, the manipulation starts.
I stopped working analogue in the beginning of the century. In the darkroom I liked of course the results, or at least some of them, but I was not fond of the darkroom work. Computer work in digital photography is just me. My cameras are a couple of Sony a6600 with a 16-70 and a 70-350.
The site is my photographic window to the world. Earlier, I used to take part in exhibitions and contests. but now I’m fine with just to show my images here. Today, it is very demanding to make and maintain a website, and that can keep you away from doing worse things.
When you’re taking images, it’s mostly a thing, that you do on your own. But within photography I have a good friend – Christian Guldager. We work together on common projects such as to cover Rømø Motor Festival, that you can see images from on my Gallery page.
With Christian I have also 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. Some of the shows are om my YouTube page.
Earlier, we also arranged exhibitions. At our local museum we have 10 times presented “The Golden”, a censured FIAP-exhibition with around 600 accepted works.
I am a member of an unofficial group of photographers called “Fotosyndikatet”, or in english “The Photo Syndicate”. The members are 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 to share our common interest in photography.
HAVE A GOOD TIME WITH THE IMAGES. HOPE TO SEE YOU HERE AGAIN.
Family selfie about 1976