Emil Klitsgaard 

Emil Klitsgaard
email address: iamklitsgaard@gmail.com
Instagram: @klitsgaard
Country: Denmark
State / Region: Aarhus

Profession: Photographer

I studied photography in school in one year. I learned the basics about lighting, and then I dropped out and got independent. 

Our readers would love to get to know you more Emil. Tell us about yourself, why you are passionate about what you do, and your journey so far.
I love people, but I also love empty spaces. My work is a mix of these two things. It´s about having a good time, enjoy our selfs, and enjoy each other. But it´s also about the gap between us in a modern society. We have to escape sometimes, and I´m very interested in these empty, all most nothing landscapes. I always try to make my work as graphic as possible. All though I sucks in graphic design, I love to compose an image with shapes and forms. My journey has just begun, and I can´t wait to see what´s out there.

What are your goals and how do you see yourself progressing in the field Emil?
My goal is to make art that can sell. I love the idea that fashion and commercial can blend with art and ascetic. 

How do you communicate with people Emil? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clients’ requirements?
I´m young and ready for everything, that means that almost every job means the same to me, and that´s a lot! I see my self as a tool for my clients to show their passion and the best possible way. What ever if it´s a restaurant, a bike repair or a fashion brand, the goal is always the same, to show passion. I´m obsessed with passion, and I think that every business is very passionated, and it´s my job to show the world that. 

If you had to do it over again, what would you change Emil?
I would do nothing different. I´m just started, and mistakes only make me see the right direction. 

Who is your hero Emil, and how have they helped you get to where you are?
I have a lot of heroes. I like two guys from Denmark called "Duende" they are amazing people, and they break the boundaries of fashion. I´m also in love with Helmut Newton and his minimal compositions. I´m a fan of the Italian surreal magazine "toilet paper" the full collection stands next to my bed. 

How important are creative education courses Emil? Have you taken any, and did you find them useful?
I don´t think I can say if it´s good or not. People have their own goals, and it´s very personal how to get to where you want. But of course, is going to a school not a bad thing. I was pleased I did that in a one year. You have to do photography every day and very intense before you can decide if that´s what you want to do. 

Do you have any tips for someone who is just starting out in the industry?
Break the rules and experiment at night. In general just stay up at night, and you will discover how pleasant nighttime is. 

Photo Credits:
Model: Astrid Ankjær @boot.kid
Model: Frederik Surrow
Model: Torben Steen
Model: Karoline Elsig @karoine_elsig
Model: Sofia
Model: Jonas Lindberg @jonaslindber
Model: Gabriel Johnson @thirdcurl
Model: Secret Samples @secretsamples
Model: Tommy Frost @tommyfrost
Model: Jens Thimm @jensthimm