This blog caught my eye recently, partly because of the name, partly because of the eerie, mood-filled images. At first I thought the artist was American but as it turns out he’s a fellow Scando. Adam Jandrup is originally from Copenhagen in Denmark, works as a cinematographer and loves his life of discovering, seeing and travelling.
Volt Café: Where do you live?
Adam Jandrup: Brooklyn, NY.
VC: Why did you start your blog?
AJ: Blog or no blog, I can’t help taking pictures and it’s a great feeling to have somewhere to show them. The reason it’s a blog [rather than a website] is mainly because it feels less pretentious and also because you have to keep a blog alive and current all the time. That’s a motivation to get the pictures done! And obviously I’d like to share the various experiences and sensations with others.
VC: Why the intriguing name?
AJ: MIISIING TOOTHPICKS? I don’t exactly know why I chose that name – I think it came from having just discovered that Teatree oil toothpicks are the best! But also something to do with ‘tooth picks’, as in ‘to choose something with your teeth’…
VC: What are you hoping viewers will take away from it?
AJ: I’m hoping people will visit it from time to time, have some experiences around it and best of all, remember a sensation or a feeling…
VC: How long has it been up?
AJ: Since November 2012.
VC: Who/what inspires you?
AJ: I’m inspired by music, art, places and feelings in general, especially when I’m travelling. Fine artists such as Andrew Wyeth and Hammershøi, artists such as Todd Hido, Martin de Thurah, Joachim Koester and Kirsten Klein.
VC: Who would you like to collaborate with and why?
AJ: I really enjoy the collaboration with film directors. Artists probably prefer to work with people who share similar qualities. It would also be cool to work together with another photographer or curator on an exhibition, to show the images in the ‘real’ life rather than online.
VC: How do you manage to keep on going even when the going is tough?
AJ: I can’t help it, it’s ingrained in me – I know it’s an almost cliché reply but that’s the truth!
VC: What’s next for Adam Jandrup?
AJ: I’ve just finished my first film and would very much like to work on more. I’m collecting material for an exhibition, experimenting with different ways of making photo books and of course I keep evolving my Film and Stills photography. And I’d really love to go to Mexico!
To see more of Adam’s work, go to these sites:
Words by Anna Bang
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