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"If one does not understand a person,
one tends to regard him as a fool."
|Full name is Jan Henrik Andersen|
|Born 1974 in Horsens, Denmark, where I've lived ever since|
|Passionated photographer for 25 years|
|Got a degree in child paedagogy/psychology in the last century|
|Worked as a software developer for 13 years|
|Owner of a software company|
|Scout leader for 17 years (and counting)|
|Fulltime professional foster parent|
|Likes cats more than dogs but I'm happy to make photos of both|
|Loves to travel and meet new people|
|Active writer and author|
|Listens to all kinds of music|
|Don't watch much TV, but loves a good movie - action, adventure and drama|
|A great admirer of photography in all it's shapes|
|Smiling most of the time. I try to see every day as a new adventure|
Please don't be! Making pictures of serious problems like suicide, depression, ADHD and anorexia is not about making fun of the issues - it's about being honest. Don't turn very real problems into taboos.
I have worked with troubled kids in my entire adult life and I have experienced the consequences of almost any mental illness, behaviourial difficulty and social problem that exists. I even grew up next to some of them.
I try to illustrate the truth, not only the sad parts. We still love the kids with these kinds of problems, because no matter how heartbreaking their problems are, there is also fun, charm and warmth inside them. Let's illustrate that too!
All images are staged, made with paid actors and with the full consent of everybody involved. Nobody was harmed before, during or after the shoot.