Ditte Isager

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We are huge fans of Ditte Isager. She is incredibly talented, and her “simple nordic” style is acclaimed worldwide. The Danish photographer’s work was been featured in prestigious magazines, and she counts clients such as  DAY Birger & Mikkelsen, Fritz Hansen, Lina Christensen Jewelry, Martha Stewart, Gordon Ramsay and many, many more. Her photographs are filled with beautiful light, shadows and contrasts. We just can’t get enough!

We are delighted she agreed to answer a few questions for us.

Pssst: Have a look at her website for her latest shots!

Where did it all started?
In my dad’s  dark room in our basement, where I helped him develop our black and white family pictures.
I was educated at the Danish technical school of photography and trained at Leif Schiller’s studio in Copenhagen. I went to London for 2 years before I moved to NY in 2007

How would you describe your style?
Personal, Simple and Nordic

Favourite material to work with:

Any special projects at the moment?
Very excited about my new book with Rene Redzepi and Noma coming out 5th of October

Best thing about being a photographer:
Everyday is a new day with a new story.

You, in three words:
Fearless, curious & open

What inspires you?
Light in the dutch masters, set building and effect from motion pictures. But most of all the beauty of light !

“I’m at my most creative when…”:
I’m having fun

Best thing(s) about Scandinavia:
The long light nights in the summer

Favourite designer:
Poul Kjaerholm

Best design piece you purchased?
PK80 in natural leather

Best address-book secret:
Eiffelbar, it is one of the last authentic bars left in Copenhagen, located in my favorite area, Christianhavn. You can hardly see the person sitting next to you because of the heavy smoking in the little room. It has the most amazing window decorating with all kinds of Eiffel towers

On your wish list:
A vacation in my newly built summer cottage in Copenhagen

What can’t you live without?
My family & friends

Scandinavian tradition(s) you love:
Midsummer  party with bonfire and songs

Favourite travel spot:
Costa rica

You, in five years:
I hope the same as today.