Location: United Kingdom
Born and raised in Denmark, Steen Doessing grew up surrounded by water. The ocean, lakes and rivers were everywhere he looked. His senses were filled with the smell, sound and visual impression of water. Water represents life for Steen. The equanimity and the power of nature. Water is where it comes from. His fascination with water is endless. He can sit on the shore for hours without taking a single photo and just take to the sea.
For many, his work represents a state of tranquility, zen, calm but also drama. He is often asked if this is who he is. If his art is a way of escaping from something else. His answer is that this state is something he celebrates. A state of harmony and balance. A state of balance!
Using long exposures, sometimes hours. It captures a slow motion sequence of movements. Seemingly endless changes around static objects. And let those elements blend into one visual plane. It is the graphic representation of determination. The resilience of these static objects in the face of the gentle but powerful calm of their environment which for him means balance.
For Steen, photography is a visual medium that offers the opportunity to express the way he sees and feels things around him.
His work is greatly influenced by his environment which throughout his life has been encompassed by water. He hopes his love for the privacy and beauty inherent in the intrinsic landscape that immediately surrounds us, whether urban or rural, is evident in his work.
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