Jens Dresling: 25 years

Congrats to Jens Dresling on 25 years of working for Polfoto and Politiken. You can view selections from Jens' career by clicking on the English text on his home page.

I was fortunate that he took time to meet me for coffee when I was in Copenhagen two years ago. Meeting him was special not only because he's an incredibly experienced photojournalist and an extremely nice guy, he's the photographer who took what may be my favorite photograph.

I can't put it into words, but this picture does it for me. I never tire of looking at it. He sent me a scan of the negative earlier this year and I couldn't get it printed fast enough. It's now the only photo hanging in my living room.

pxjd66115 Unmoved: Passing the time while a squatter's demonstration passes by in Copenhagen, 1987. Nikon F3, Nikkor 24mm f/2.8, Kodak Tri-X film. (Photo by Jens Dresling/POLFOTO)

Michael Crouser

I first heard about Minneapolis photographer Michael Crouser through an actress friend of mine. Michael shot some beautiful promotional photos for a show she was in. I later found out just what an amazing photographer he is. Michael is probably best known for his Los Toros project, a stunningly beautiful collection of 16 years worth of bullfighting images from Spain, Mexico, South America, and France.

© Michael Crouser

I've been sad in the bullring, but also exhilarated beyond what can be found in everyday life. It makes one silent and it makes one gasp and stand and cheer and hide one's eyes. And it is beautiful, if one cares to pay attention. Form and shape, made and gone. Partnering with that which wants you dead.

© Michael Crouser

Be sure to check out Michael's other projects and portfolio. His new book, Dog Run, is coming out on October 2nd.

Michael Crouser Photography