"Photographic puzzles’: How photographer Thomas Bangsted spends months, even years, completing a single picture
Danish photographer Thomas Bangsted (website ) spends months, even years, completing a single picture, creating what he describes as ‘photographic puzzles’. Come along as we follow him on a quest for the ideal setting.
“I like to see these pictures as a layering of time.” The idea of combining elements from the past, such as shipwrecks, with what seems to be abandoned landscapes of today, is at the core of Bangsted’s work. He makes the viewers question the reality of the large-scale photographs and presents them with a space where time has vanished through the many layers, leaving the observers with pure illusionistic existence.
|USS Texas (Measure 12-modified), 2012-2014, | Thomas Bangsted|
|Panzerkreuzer, 2011-2013 | Thomas Bangsted|
Thomas Bangsted was interviewed by Kasper Bech Dyg at his home in Brooklyn, New York and on location in Staten Island, October 2014.
Camera: Klaus Elmer
Produced and edited by: Kasper Bech Dyg
Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2015
Supported by Nordea-fonden
Text and video via Louisiana Channel | Images via Thomas Bangsted (website )