I am a freelance travel and documentary photographer and for the past three years I have been living on the road as a nomad. Traveling the world in search of, well, many things. Images, people, experiences, places, me. I still live as a nomad.
Forever searching, always looking, trying to see, chasing the lights, the moments. I aspire to become a visual storyteller and documentarist.
Documentary photography is my primary focus. My greatest passion lies in capturing the people of our world and our many different living conditions and the contrast and drama of nature vs mankind. I wish for my images to show that our everyday lives, no matter where we live, are much more alike than different. I feel strongly that this must encourage us to treat each other more kindly, with more respect and compassion. Racism, prejudice, oppression, sexism, any form of discriminatory treatment should have no place in our world. It is an issue I feel strongly about and will continue to document.
I grew up on a farm in rural Denmark. I loved the countryside and spending time in nature, especially the wide open spaces of the fields. As a child I wanted to be everything from a cowboy, a wildlife cinematographer, a reporter to a fighter pilot. Most of all I wanted to be Luke Skywalker. I ended up with an education in IT. I moved into the alien environment of the city of Copenhagen and worked for years as head of an IT-department for the Danish Government.
Having seen little of the world in my early years, my love for traveling developed as I discovered that there was a large and exciting world to be seen, experienced, and captured, and that it is possible to go anywhere. My love for photography grew out of my first trips, as a way to capture the experiences while traveling.
My career in IT was going well but I felt ready for a change and a new path in 2006. The wilderness and the world was calling me and my creative side was thirsty for attention. I began to wonder if it was possible to combine my love of nature with photography and traveling thereby creating a new life and making a living. Dream soon became necessity, and after a year of planning and preparation I resigned my job in 2007 and travelled around Australia shooting photos every day. Returning home 10 weeks later I was passionately convinced this was my new path and launched my photography business in January 2008.
The year 2009 was a milestone on this path. After 84 days of photography assignments in Namibia, Australia, Malaysia and Borneo, I fully committed to a life on the road. I sold my home and all my belongings and embarked on the first chapter of my new nomadic photographer life in November 2009.
Traveling the world, meeting people and documenting their lives and stories means my own story and life changes often. New opportunities come along, new challenges, new places to call home, new friends, forever looking, learning, studying, taking everything in, life without filters.
The road is at times a hard place to live but I am thrilled to live my dream. After three years mostly on the road filled with fantastic people, experiences and images I sometimes feel a strong need for having a base, a place to call home. Where and when that will be remains to be seen. For now I will continue to capture and document images of people and their lives and explore our planet. See you on the road.
You can read much more about my life as a Nomad Photographer on my blog, see the Recommended Reading page.
Flemming Bo Jensen
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