“As an artist, you must cultivate a relationship with your work so that it becomes your best friend. You must be able to go to it whatever you’re feeling – happy, sad, tired, bored, frustrated – and have a conversation with it.” – Arthur Lett Haines (1894-1978), painter, artist and teacher.
Nils Jorgensen appears to us as a keen hunter of the involuntary irony of which the streets are full, places where man himself is called to play a role without his knowledge: everything is there, ready, it is enough to grasp the “dysfunctional crisis of the ordinary” and compose it in a subjective form.
Nils Jorgensen is based in the UK and is never without a camera. Nils is a prodigious image maker. One of the original iN-PUBLiC members, he is respected around the world for his subtle and beautiful observations of the details of life.
Nils Jorgensen was born in Denmark in 1958 and educated at King’s School, Canterbury, England, where he started taking his first street photographs. He went on to study photography at college before being based in Nairobi, East Africa working as a stringer photographer for The Associated Press news agency. In 1982 he joined Rex Features Ltd. as staff photographer and for the next 30 years covered politics, royalty, art, sport, show business and continued to capture his own street images. He joined street photography collective iN-PUBLiC in 2002.
Nils’ work is published in ‘Street Photography Now’, ‘London Street Photography’, ‘The World Atlas of Street Photography’, ‘The Street Photographer’s Manual’, ‘How to take Great Photographs’ and ‘100 Great Street Photographs’ and exhibited worldwide.
Nils’ profile picture was taken by Richard Baker.