February 8, 2021
IN CONVERSATION WITH SVEN SVENSØN
Photography by Sven Svensøn
Interview by Melanie Meggs
Growing up in the era of the rotary phone, German self-taught photographer Sven Svensøn was inspired by his iPhone. The few adjustment options and the fixed lens taught him a lot about image composing. Now on the road and shooting with a camera, still with a standard fixed focal length lens. Gear and technical details are not that important to Sven, just tools for him so he can concentrate on the essentials in combination with the high-contrast representation of his black and white photography. At the end of the day, Sven likes to be surprised by the captured scenes and motifs, sometimes the images are just a by-product, as the memories of their creation, are much more important to him.
"I’ve never tried that before, it'll work fine."
That is my way of positive thinking. Without fear to discover new things. Just do it!