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A self taught photographer, I was born in Aarhus, Denmark where I spent my youth. I first became interested in photography when the family 6x6 box camera was passed down to me by my father.

I soon built my own darkroom and explored the mystery of controlling the manipulation of light and shadow available in the photographic process from exposing the negative to light, developing it through to finally printing it. Throughout my teens and my twenties I have worked with 35mm, medium and large format.

I relocated to England in my twenties and settled down in the Thames Valley, Berkshire.

Having had a break from photography for over 10 years, I have re-discovered my burning enthusiasm for this medium and am now working almost entirely in the full frame digital format from exposure to post processing in the digital darkroom.

My work is more or less exclusively black and white and hugely influenced by my environment which throughout my life has been encompassed by water. It is my hope that my love for the intimacy and beauty inherent in the intrinsic landscape that immediately surrounds us, being it urban or rural, is evident in the images shown here.

Steen Doessing


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