I’ve been waiting for some time to showcase Mads work, have been a silent fan for sometime now, so its my pleasure to bring this interview to you guys. Enjoy!
Who is Mads and what do you do?
Mads Norgaard is a Danish-born photographer, educated and living in South Africa. Based in Cape Town, I specializes in documentary and commercial photography. My documentary work revolves around topics like transport and everyday life in Cape Town with a particular focus on Mitchells Plain.
How would you define your style or art?
My style is very unobtrusive and I keep to available and natural light as much as possible. The outcome is often a more natural look and a moment that is more intense rather than staged. The work displayed in this interview are good examples of what I like to photograph and the style of my photography – portraiture in environment with a focus on transport, social issues and people photographed at events.
What inspires your work?
I am inspired by a lot of different photographers and artists working with different mediums – picking one or even a few would be difficult. South Africa has so many great photographers and especially when it comes to documentary photography.
What are you currently working on?
I am currently working as a freelancer and in my time off I focus on building a platform for other photographers called Street Photography SA
What advice would you give young creatives looking to do what you do?
My advice to other creatives would be to be the person that creates platforms for yourself as well as for others through social networks but also by creating exhibitions and talks about art.
Where can our readers follow your work?
People can follow my work on my website (www.madsnorgaard.net), Facebook
(www.facebook.com/MadsNorgaardPhotographer) and Twitter (twitter.com/madsnorgaard). you can find more
info here: https://www.facebook.com/StreetPhotographySA
MadsMads Nørgaard Cape Town
P H O T O G R A P H E R
Tel.: +27 799 123 122