Ribe, Denmark-based photographer Henrik Emtkjær Hansen is drawn to mysterious regions near the Wadden Sea, capturing areas along its dikes at times of silence, when few people populate the low-lying marshland. Casting his images in moody green and blue tones and increasingly in black and white, Hansen creates a poetic vision of the Denmark shoreline, imbuing the natural landscape with emotive powers.
While other photographers might avoid foggy weather, Hansen explains, he seeks it out, allowing the horizons of his images to become blurred and indefinable. He is stirred by the way in which the fog obscures the borders dividing land, sea, and sky.
"When I make pictures, I look for something that is not there. Something hidden or not entirely obvious. Something I can't tell the viewer with words, so that's why I make pictures of it, even though it's hidden or "not there"."