My name is Peter M. Madsen. I live in Copenhagen/Denmark. For the last 30 years, I have worked as a photographer. And since 2013, I have focused on art photography. It has been a fascinating and challenging journey, and I’m sure I haven’t arrived yet.
One of the main things I discovered I had to face was the loss of control. In fact, as an artist, one has to be able to step back and, sort of, let the spirit take over. If you’re too much in control, your mind will be ahead of things. Whereas when you just facilitate the process and let the project work with you, it often comes all by itself. One of my significant influencers, Ansel Adams put it this way:
Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.
The image is already there; one just has to be present and observant to see it.