This story is the first part of a longterm project on how we face death. It was done in collaboration with World Press Photo and NOOR and is presented here in a shortened version. For publishing requests please get in touch here. (Full story is available in Danish, English and French)
Mikael, a former sailor and warehouse worker, lives in a remote corner of Denmark, Lolland, a low-income and high-unemployment area with deep social challenges. Mikael however moved here because the housing prices here were his chance to get a house with a garden, like he always wanted. Mikael is also diagnosed with terminal cancer, and his doctors have given him a year to live.
This story follows Mikael and his family from the day of his diagnosis to the final farewell. It is a story of Mikael and his choices - and what it means to have these choices. Ultimately it is a personal story of waiting for the end to arrive.
Honest character portraits of real people, their story and passion.
A growing part of Kasper’s focus is the nordic and arctic regions, documenting and exploring heritage, culture and climate impact in these harsh but fragile environments. He is a natural choice as photographer and visual backbone on expeditions within ethnographic, geographic and anthropological research fields.
Like carefree children we jumped on a 1960s VW camper and set out on a roadtrip in the artic landscape of the very top of Scandinavia. Timing was perfect; late September, just in the gap between summer and autumn - colors where going insane, as every branch, flower and tree bid the fading sunlight farewell and prepared for the wall of darkness that would soon surround them.
Excerpts from feature story on drought and food insecurity in Malawi.
Commissioned by the Royal Danish Ballet to document their tour of China and life behind the curtain. A 130 person troupe set out on a prestige project for the ballet - and for Danish culture. Exclusive access to all areas and artists were given only through our renown of being completely non-intrusive, allowing us to quickly gain trust and to explore the very private space of artists in deep concentration and preparation.
The Royal Danish Theatre
Focusing heavily on documentary photography, we deliver destination and travel photos that capture rhythms, moods and scents and inspire adventurers as well as couch potatoes. We hit the streets, cross the deserts and climb the mountains to bring far far away very very close. We prefer the road less travelled, and our enthusiasm for the unknown is what keeps our clients coming back for more.
Editorial fundraising images for three separate global NGO’s working in the aftermath of the super typhoon Haiyan, hitting the Leyte province hard in December 2013. Hayian was one of the strongest and most deadly typhoons ever recorded in the Philippines.
GR3, Global Rescue, Relief and Resilience
Supporting private and public institutions in producing socially focussed campaign images appealling to their audiences and to help achieve their goals.
Clients shown here:
Red Cross Denmark
Municipality of Frederiksberg
These images were created for a French/Danish art exhibition in Øksnehallen, Copenhagen, Denmark. They explore the increasing complexity of western society, with polarities living side by side in the same cities and the same streets. All images were produced over the course of 8 days in November 2012 during a long series of walks through the streets of Paris. Shooting was done day and night, under and above ground, on the boulevards and in the gutter. The subjects are isolated, captured on the distressed stage of the streets, one fate unaware of the next, one path crossing another. In a maze of entangled journeys each subject is frozen in its own frame.
The series is a preview of a planned project focussed on documenting the current social challenges in Europe, resulting in the rapid growth of the “new-poor” class. Further funding will determine the longer term future of this project. All images are sold unframed and benefits will go directly into the support of the continued social and humanitarian work of Nybo Photography. Get in touch here for further info on print options.
Excerpts from an ongoing longterm project of capturing artist and artisans in their workshops.
Jan Oksbøl Callesen
Feature story on the January 12, 2010, magnitude 7.0, earthquake that shattered Haiti and especially its capital port-au-prince. Kasper Nybo arrived on the 100. day milestone to document the aftermath of the quake and the declining public health situation.
Parts of this feature was created in collaboration with IMC and is presented with great gratitude to their fantastic staff on the ground!
Exhibition created for Copenhagen University through a final tour of the old university buildings shortly before they were demolished. What was supposed to be a university structure in the 70’s became a permanent solution for more than 40 years. The exhibition is now permanent in the new buildings of Copenhagen University. Check the Exhibition page for details.