nils thune - directors choice
Nils Thune is this year’s Directors Choice at Nordic Light.
In 2010, at age 47, Nils Thune partook in his first photo workshop. One workshop soon turned into many and today his passion lies in documentary photography. He loves working on long-term projects and appreciates the possibility to travel and learn about foreign cultures, affording him the ability to give the viewer a glimpse of other and perhaps unknown ways of life. Amongst others, Thune has visited a variety of monasteries, spending numerous days at each one, photographing the daily lives of the monks and nuns. The images, focusing on silence, solitude and a technologically free lifestyle, stand in powerful contrast to Thune’s work as a computer engineer.
The endless options photography offers, has resulted in Thune, whilst working, applying self-imposed limitations on himself. He photographs exclusively in colour and landscape format with the smallest aperture and a 28mm or 50mm lens.