2016 - another year that took me to many different and new places.
I spend a month in the Philippines to continue working on my project on death rituals "Dead and Alive". It was as always hard work but people were nice and welcoming as they are the most around the world.
I also traveled to Kenya, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Iraq with Danish Refugee Council, documenting their work in these countries.
I had the pleasure of testing the new Fujifilm X-T2 which was in its final stages and to be launched later in 2016. From the very beginning I felt that the X-T2 was my camera, and all images in this little presentation is photographed with the X-T2 (except from one of the tattoo images which is shot with the X-T1).
2016 was also the year where National Geographic bought 30 of my images from my project on death rituals:
I hope you will enjoy this collection of some of my best images from 2017.
Manila - The Karaoke Funeral
Less that 24 hours after landing in Manila I was photographing Elena who died in her home a just outside Manila. During the wake, the family of Elena had set up a karaoke machine for people to pay for singing a last song for Elena. The idea by this is to collect money for the funeral. Unfortunately not many people came by due to bad weather conditions and many power cuts during the 3 days the wake lasted.