Calm Before Storm

Thomas Grøndahl

Thomas Grøndahl

Thomas Grøndahl

Thomas Grøndahl

Having worked as fashion and portrait photographer for nearly four decades, Thomas Grøndahl, a Copenhagen native, now focuses on creating abstract imagery, by investigating objects, places and situations found in a real world. Thomas is interested in abstract art as well as figurative, and themes such as tracing civilization through old and new fragments. His primary tools are both analogue and digital cameras of varying formats, but he also utilizes vintage flatbed and drum scanners in his work process.

Early this year Thomas Grøndahl visited the seaside town of Olhão in Southern Portugal. This trip opened his eyes and senses to the life of the fishermen and their families, in a wider historical perspective. These people deeply rooted to the Atlantic Ocean, made a huge impression.

Home again, he soon saw the entire World entering a frantic and paralysed state.

His festival contribution Calm Before Storm, is a visual poem consisting of blended themes that Thomas has been drawn to over the past ten years, forming a kaleidoscope of reflections upon the actual situation of the World.

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