The captivating and intelligent photographic work of Kent Andreasen transcends your run-of-the-mill photographer– enchanting viewers with his array of visual delights. Andreasen’s photographic projects communicate eloquently the interesting and artistic versions of his reality; through the stretch of his imagination portraying multiple versions of it.
A Cape Town native, Andreasen has studied cinematography and dabbled in design and sketching, and plans to move towards sculptural photography.
His photographic series “Ongoing” (2013) is an amalgamation of technology, nature, human nature and personality. The works with their unspecificity– Andreasen created them with no intentional purpose, theme, or meaning– invites, and allows, the viewer to enjoy their own interpretation.
Andreasen comments, “Ongoing, as the name suggests, is a continuous tracking of my daily work. It’s a condensed selection of new and old images that I took independently from any series. Because it isn’t a directional series it draws inspiration from various elements. It’s a culmination of exploration and observation that results in various outcomes as I come into contact with a wide spectrum of imagery from day-to-day.
“I didn’t set out to communicate anything with these images when I first went out and took them. They were just candid frames. When I finally decided to make a selection of images the goal was to show the diversity of subject matter that I really enjoy photographing, almost a melting pot of ideas thrown together with no real ties to each other.”
Despite not setting out to communicate anything we find throughout Andreasen's work a raw beauty is still identifiable.
Words/ Bridgette Hungerford