ALBERT ELM IS A PHOTOGRAPHER. HE STUDIED AT FATAMORGANA SCHOOL IN COPENHAGEN AND GRADUATING FROM THE GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART IN 2015 AND HE ASSISTED MAGNUM PHOTOGRAPHER JACOB ARE SOBOL. DISCOVER MORE READING THE INTERVIEW!
An oddity about you.
It’s hard to answer. A good friend once noticed that my lips imitate what people are saying. Very strange.Don’t know what it is about. Others have noticed it too.
Your favorite photo and why.
Its very difficult to choose just one photo. Since i´m influenced by a lot I different photographers and admire them equally for their individual qualities. But if I have to choose just one photo, I think I would choose a picture from Richard Billingham’s book Ray´s A laugh. The one where Ray is throwing a Cat. The movement the colors and wild the energy. Always thought that book was a master piece. Beautiful way of telling a tragic story in a loving, humorous and respectful way. And that picture a great timeless image that’s works well inside and outside the context of the book.
The collaboration of your dream.
Too hard for me to pick someone specific. But I would love to work with some of the great book publishers out there.
If you could invite someone from the past for dinner who would you invite and what would you ask him for?
I would love to see my first dog Plet (spot) again. Not sure what I would ask him. Probably ask him what he thought it was like growing up. And how strange it must have been growing up so much faster. We were Baby and pup together. Very strong relationship.
The most beautiful childhood memory.
Every time I think of what that might be, I keep returning to the same Christmas eve. I’m probably 6 or 7 years old. It’s in my Grandparents (whom are both dead now) living room. I Remember feeling safe, comfortable and happy. Today my idea of family and what it means to me, is very challenged. I don’t have much family anymore.
Do you have any other passion beside photography?
I’m passionate about Art generally. Very interested in history. I love sailing and sailing ships. Dogs.
Which experience would you like to repeat again and why?
I jumped freight-trains in the US when I was 17. I don’t remember ever feeling as free as I did then.
What do you do after this interview?
Heat up the leftovers from dinner last night.
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Photos courtesy of the artist