Torkil Gudnason

Denmark-born photographer Torkil Gudnason came to the United States in 1978 and immediately began working in the world of fashion. Upon working in the commercial world of photography, Gudnason began to apply the same techniques and production value to his fine art work. Gudnason’s most recent works explore the contemporary natural world through the use of exaggerated lighting and color within the context of still life photography. In contrast to the long dark winters that Gudnason experienced as a child in Denmark, it is only natural the he is attracted to the vibrant and electric colors and forms that his work depicts. 

Gudnason shows his works extensively in the United States and around the world—most recently he collaborated with the show designer Fratelli Rossetti, showcasing selected images from his Hothouse Color and Electric Blossom series. Gudnason’s photography has appeared in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Detour and Esquire. Advertising clients include Elizabeth Arden, Neiman Marcus, MAC Cosmetics, L’Oreal, Shiseido, Estee Lauder, and Calvin Klein.

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