Using anonymous found negatives, Danish-American photographer Andreas Olesen has created a thought-provoking series of art works titled ”Estate”. The work first came to our attention when it was submitted to the LensCulture Emerging Talents Award 2014 and was chosen to receive a $2,000 grant.

In the interview below, Olesen discusses the inspiration behind the work, his deep appreciation for analog film processes and also offers some great advice for aspiring photographers. Enjoy!


Grant Winner This project was awarded a special cash grant by juror Jim Casper. Each of the five jury members selected one photographer from the Top 50 Emerging Talents to be awarded special distinction.