DENMARK. Copenhagen. 2010.

“I always use the camera for more than taking pictures. I use it as an instrument to create intimacy and closeness in a poetic and direct way. In spite of photography’s seemingly concrete form, I try to expose layers in people that are not immediately visible, but nonetheless shape who we are and give meaning to our lives. I try not to focus on how things look – but how they feel. Some of the people I photograph become my friends, others I share only a short moment with. The pictures are something that grow from these encounters. When I photograph, I try to work by instinct as so as to connect and involve myself with the places I visit and the people I meet. Taking snapshots supports the feeling of something unpredictable and playful. I believe it is when pictures are unconsidered and irrational that they come to life; that they evolve from showing to being. In this photo, Miriam and her grandfather don’t talk – but I feel it right away. The touch between the young smooth skin and the old wrinkled. Miriam and her grandfather take care of each other. They take care of their memories and the time they have together.” – Jacob Aue Sobol

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