Susanne Wellm (b. 1965) is educated at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation - The Design School.(Institute for Unique / Institut for Unika), Copenhagen (1990-1995) She lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Her interest in different approaches to Photography quickly led her to work with photopolymergravure and other photo based methodes.
Wellm has worked with photography ever since, expanding her work to include various different photographic techniques like Polaroid, Super 8 film, digital photography, collage and textile in photography.
She has exhibited broadly in Denmark, Japan, China, Finland, and USA and is represented in several public and private collections. Wellm’s poetic and unorthodox approach to photography was recently expressed in the book Inner Landscapes, published by Kehrer Verlag, in which the works are paired to convey the feelings, ambiences and potential stories that the artist finds in her surroundings.
”Every photograph is the beginning of a story, the first frame of a movie”
- Wim Wenders
The primary object of my work has always been to capture experiences that are sensory; the small things I see and touch that give structure to my everyday life, things that strike a mood and bring shades to the way of life. In my work I am influenced by the art of film. In series of photographs I seek to convey the feeling, ambience or potential stories that I see in the objects, happenings and people around me. I often work with layers, mixing various techniques and different photographic media. This multifaceted way of working with photography is not necessarily aimed to strike the conceptual note of the medium so much as it is a way of reaching certain aesthetic and sensory qualities. Photography, with all its possibilities, becomes my way of capturing feelings and moods, while leaving it up to the viewer to add the final layer of the work.