Shooting stars

I would let you in on a secret… The person in this photo, which you might have come across if you have followed my work in the past, is in fact myself. 

Now, how did the photo come to be? 

The photo was shot after I had visited the The Summit Of Mauna Kea, Onizuka Centre for International Astronomy - Hawaii. A big storm was heading our way and we was told to leave the center and travel back down the mountain. However, on the way down, I decided to stop at a parking lot and set up my gear and capture the mesmerising night scape. I went into my car, got a jumper with a vibrant colour and my head torch, set my camera and self timer and ran across to the other side and faced the sky with the head torch in place. 

Some details… 

Shot at an aperture 4000 meters... with Nikon d810 and Carl Zeiss 18mm. Exif: f/3.5 - 15,00 s - ISO 1600. 

Serene & mesmerising Yosemite

As you may have noticed, I recently travelled around Yosemite National Park, and now I have finally found the time to edit some of my photos from my trip.
I would like to share these three photos. Yosemite holds the most mesmerising and serene scenery which I have tried to capture in these three photos.

A winner of the 8th Annual International Color Awards

A little while ago I got a wonderful email, and it said:

"Dear Tom,

CONGRATULATIONS on being a Winner at the 8th Annual International Color Awards with:

Honorable Mention in Advertising | MTB-Spain

Nominee in Advertising | MHI Vestas Offshore
Nominee in Advertising | RainClouds
Nominee in Nature | Isle of Skye Mist

7,358 entries were received from 79 countries and your work received a high percentage of votes overall. Certainly an achievement, well done!

The Jury represented the industry's biggest names and tastemakers including Christie's, Frieze, Whitechapel Gallery, Eyestorm, Edinburgh Film Festival, DB Agency, Gup Magazine and Art Beatus Gallery who reviewed the entries online before making their nominations and honoring 541 title awards and 750 nominees in 33 categories. The awards could not have wished for a better group of professionals to work with.

Congratulations once again, we wish you a most successful photography year. "

INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography.

Of course I am extremely grateful for this honor!

Here follows the winning photos:

Honorable Mention in Advertising | MTB-Spain

Nominee in Advertising | MHI Vestas Offshore

Nominee in Advertising | RainClouds

Nominee in Nature | Isle of Skye Mist

And we are off to another exhibition!

I am very proud to announce that my beloved Iceland Stadium photo will be heading to The U.S. It has been chosen by curator Chantel Paul for a fine art exhibition: Landscapes.

It has only been a few weeks since this photo returned to me from another exhibition, and now I sent it off again. Great times!

I am very happy with everything that is happening.
Thank you for your support, everyone!


Testing Nikon D810 in Iceland

Upon receiving my new camera, I obviously had to test it out somewhere really cool – and what better place to do that than Iceland with its beautiful and dramatic landscapes? As I was planning my trip, I was approached by a film crew who wanted to make a small film about me. For four days they followed me around Iceland, documenting what I do and what inspires me. We drove over 1500 km in those four days, and got to experience some of the most remarkable places that Iceland has to offer. Land Rover kindly lent us a Discovery for the total of 9 days in which we was there. The right car for the terrain and plenty of space for all our gear. After we finished filming, we joined a little football match in the most incredible little stadium in the village of Vík. Needless to say, I twisted my knee which resulted in me hobbling around for the remainder of the trip.

My journey was 9 days long, I have driven 2400 km, experiencing all kinds of weather; sun, fog and rain. And now? Now I'm sitting in the airport, about to board my plane to go back to Copenhagen.

Scroll down for photos and after some behind the scenes snaps:

Testing another format - July 2014

A few weeks back I borrowed some Nikon gear of a friend of mine and fellow photographer, Henrik Adamsen and Kenneth from Goecker helped me out with some awesome lenses. I have decided to change format: after having used Canon for a long time on location, I have decided to invest in the new Nikon D810 with 36,3 megapixels. It is still to be released, but come mid July and I'm off to Iceland to test my new camera.

However, prior to making up my mind, I tested out some Nikon equipment in Klitmøller in Northern Jutland, and got some cool landscape and nature photos. Check out the photos below and scroll down for some "backstage" footage.

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind - June 2014

My new client is the MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, a joint venture between companies Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Vestas Wind Systems. We photographed their new wind turbine V164/8MW; which is the world's largest wind turbine with a height of 140 meters and wingspan of 164 meters. They originally contacted us because they wanted photos with a certain dramatic feel and hero portraits to portray the harsh nature of working off shore, a dramatic feel which just happens to be our speciality. MHI Vestas Offshore Wind bought one of our Scotland photos (see below on flyer), which is now frequently e.g. at their latest press conference, where the photo was used for both name tags and leaflets, the photo is to become their 'image' photo for their website, etc., in the future. In late May we travelled to the wind turbine test center near Thisted to photograph the V164/8MW wind turbine. Photographing from an altitude of 140 meters was an overwhelming experience, realizing how enormous the wings of the wind turbine are when you come up close.

Here are selection of the photos we shot for them:

Some Iphone snaps – a great view is guaranteed from an altitude of 140 meters:

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind press conference, May 2014

Leaflet from the press conference, with the photos: