Hanne Paludan Kristensen Copenhagen photographers

"Even though I’ve been taking photographs since I was a young girl, it never really crossed my mind that I should be a photographer. I wanted to become a comedian, and actually I did, but I was really lazy when it came to writing the material so I quit.

"I became a firefighter instead, but I drew more and more attention to my photographs and realised I had to just 'try it out'. Before I knew it, 10 years had gone by.

"I get my inspiration everywhere I go. Hardly a day passes when I don’t come across someone, something, or some place I just have to shoot. When I get ideas or assignments I dream about them at night; I visualise the lighting, the colours, the mood and the feeling. I wake up eager to make it all happen, just the way I saw it in my dream.

"I like putting it this way: My images are my dreams coming true."

Hanne is currently seeking representation in London, Milan, Dubai, New York, Chicago, Beijing, Germany and Sweden.

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