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Danemark – Copenhague

His photographic work weaves a visually captivating and unsettling narrative around art and beauty, the psychology of sensuality, and human fragility.

He has portrayed Harry Styles, Kate Moss, Tilda Swinton, Gaspard Ulliel, Isabelle Huppert, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Cate Blanchett, and many more. He has created editorial campaigns for Dazed, Purple, Vogue, AnOther, Vanity Fair, Dust, New York Times Style, and his portfolio boast a plethora of brands including Helmut Lang, Burberry, Elie Saab, Fendi, and Louis Vuitton. While he made his directorial debut with an episode of the Danish show “The Legacy,” for many, Casper Sejersen is most recognised for his orgasmic portraits of the cast of Lars Von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac”in 2013. An independent book, “Belongs to Joe,” followed two years later, reinterpreting the film’s screenplay through a collection of photographic essays in collaboration with art historian Cecilie Høgsbro. However, the visual language of this Danish fashion and still life photographer is primarily characterised by its ability to offer images where art and beauty break free from artifice, giving rise to the complexity and fragility of the human soul.

Troubling Essence

Casper Sejersen’s work constantly aims for this “imperfect perfection”. Some photos blend psychological tensions with erotic and fetishistic nuances, while others offer a more dreamlike and romantic approach. In his visual narratives, objects, textures, flames, herbaria, flowers, and abstractions of nature remain at the heart of his compositions, enhanced by meticulous lighting work. Like in the series “Metamorphosis.” In this painterly touch, he leads us into a new reality, another changing world. Much like the pictorial shot of Harry Styles, seated in front of a television, which undoubtedly stands among his artistic masterpieces. Or the one of Cate Blanchett in tears, her expression intertwining joy, sadness, wonder, and astonishment. Others still evoke the craftsmanship of Erwin Blumenfeld in their play of frosted glass and graphic accessories. In 2019, Casper Sejersen presented his first solo exhibition, “One, Two, Three, Four,” at the Cob Gallery in London, showcasing his interest in rhythm, rules, and space beyond. More recently, in 2022, he self-published his new collection of works, “Virgo”. This virtuoso continues to stand out, brilliantly playing with forms, light, emotions, and subjectivity.


Nathalie Dassa