My name is Lise Johansson, currently based in Copenhagen.
I was born and raised in Sæby (Denmark), then for years dedicated my life to traveling.
I recently finished my education as a professional photographer at Media School Viborg, Denmark (Oct. 2016) and Vera - School of Art and Design, Copenhagen. Part of my education at the Media School was a 3 year full-time apprenticeship with Roberto Fortuna at The National Museum Copenhagen in the Department of Conservation.
The main focus of my work is perception and identity. I aim to leave the spectator in the space between familiarity and strangeness and question the relationship between the human being and the world we perceive as real.
I often take departure from physical miniatures of landscapes and architectural spaces, combined with textures and objects I would photograph to use as building blocks in the editing process. It is important for me that these final images retain an uncanny balance between the natural and the constructed, playing with scale and perspective to make the viewer question what they see: to which extent are these images real and what reality do they represent?
In April 2017 I was double winner in Sony World Photography Awards (The National Award of Denmark/Iceland and the Enhanced Category). I was also recently shortlisted in the Felix Schoeller Photo Award, category Free Choice/Conceptual.
2017 # Sony World Photography Awards, traveling exhibition: (Paris, France, Salon de la Photo. Milan, Italy, Reggia di Monza.Tokyo, Japan, Sony Imaging Gallery. Ginza Milan, Italy. Bucharest Photo Fest, Romania. Paris, France,Galerie GADCOLLECTION. Brussels, Belgium, Brussels Expo, Palais 4. Enna, Italy, Palazzo Trigona. New York, USA, Sony Square NYC)
2017 #Sony World Photography Awards & Martin Parr, Sumerset House, London