portrait photography

Recreating the sunset…without the sun

I made absolutely no secret of the fact that I got my very first National Geographic Traveller commission earlier this year. It was, without a doubt, the proudest moment of my career so far, and I’m not ashamed to say so. I wrote a lengthy piece about it for the Summer Newsletter where I explained […]

Deadlines and Prioritising your workload

This blog entry first appeared over at www.photographybymatthewjames.com 3pm – time to write The question is, what does one have to say on the topic of photography today? I actually have a half-written blog post just waiting to be finished sitting right here on my desktop, but I think I’ll save that for tomorrow, or […]

Danish Imports: The Opera Singer

We’ve come to the end of our revisit to the Danish Imports exhibition, and today we’re finishing off with somebody who I’m very fond of. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading these interviews and the images that accompany them. A lot of love and time went in to the planning of the exhibition itself, and there […]

Danish Imports: The Freaks

“I won’t tell you the name I was born with, because what’s a name, anyway?” These are the words of wisdom from the polite, baratone vocals of the tattooed gentleman that is Enigma. Covered from head to toe in jigsaw puzzle tattoos and sporting a pair of silicone horns to boot, Enigma and freak show […]

Danish Imports: The Neuropyschologist

This blog post originally appeared over at matthewjames.dk Grasia Maria Banegas initially moved to Denmark from Honduras in Central America as a volunteer for MS (Action Aid Denmark), to join an educational program called Global Change, where she trained to become a campaigner and youth facilitator.  Coming from one of the poorest and most dangerous […]

Danish Imports: The Boxer

This entry was originally posted on my main journal over at www.matthewjames.dk The next story from last year’s Danish Imports photo exhibition comes from Michal Jezierski, who had a very long and interesting story to tell about his move to Denmark. Michal is perhaps one of the friendliest people I’ve ever met and is full […]

Looking back on 2015 so far

This entry was originally posted on my main journal over at www.matthewjames.dk The last couple of nights have just felt like bliss, as I settle down on the couch and listen to the rain outside, knowing full well that my busy season is behind me. Since the build up to the Copenhagen Marathon began back […]

Danish Imports: The Boxer

The next story from last year’s Danish Imports photo exhibition comes from Michal Jezierski, who had a very long and interesting story to tell about his move to Denmark. Michal Jezierski is perhaps one of the friendliest people I’ve ever met and is full of positive, life-affirming quotes. Originally from Poland, Michal moved to America […]

The Sports Photographer on top of the World

If you’ve had your head in the sand for the past few weeks (or have just moved to the country) then you might have missed out on some pretty awesome news: the return of Red Bull Cliff Diving to Copenhagen. Back in June 2013, several of the world’s bravest athletes stood on the roof of […]

Behind The Scenes: Lasse Sjørslev

How do you get a nice image when photographing with fluorescents?   Last week I was given the task of photographing TV2 News Presenter Lasse Sjørslev, and how pleased was I when it started to rain and snow just a few minutes before the shoot! Knowing that Lasse would have to change clothes at some […]