Capturing the youthful fleetingness

Coming from the heart of a Danish hinterland, Birk Thomassen's intimate photographs are pure expressions of the delicate atmosphere of his own universe.

Fuelled by his frustration with traditional painting and drawing methods during the early school years, Birk found his preferred medium in an old digital camera that allowed for the formation of his personal creative outlet. Growing up in the countryside in the northern Denmark where he never really connected with his classmates, Thomassen decided to break free from the small town limiting him in his creative pursuits and ended up studying Fine Art Photography at the Glasgow School of Art.

Birk’s images document the intimate moments with his friends and boyfriends or depict his very own perceptions of the surroundings. The intertwining element in his pictures is always a sense of warmness, genuineness and honesty stripped to the pure essence of it. A mere glance at the photographer’s work manages to evoke the beautiful fleetingness of moments full of life and lets us delve into our own minds, finding a deep connection and a sense of nostalgia for our own moments of youthful purity.

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Birk Thomassen: Portfolio, tumblr, Instagram
Text: Gabriela Holesova

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