Nikolaj Møller was born in Toronto, Canada and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark.
He has worked his way through a range of photographic disciplines over the past years; gallery shows, magazine commissions, publications, advertising and moving images, including his first feature documentary showing at CPH DOX 2020.
With his conceptual approach and visual signature, Nikolaj's focus is on portraying people living on the edge of society. His curiosity for people challenging the social constructs they live with, often with great sacrifice, has taken him around the world and given him unique access to marginalized communities. From men practicing ancient wrestling in Turkey and soldiers in Afghanistan to girls challenging menstrual taboos in the slums of Caracas.
Yet Nikolaj’s work should not be mistaken with the method of classic reportage. Actually, it lies in the field between documentary and conceptual visual storytelling, in which his projects evolve and come to life.
At the moment, Nikolaj is working on various publications including a portrait book of the Afghan National Security Forces photographed in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2011 and 2012.