StudioDamgaard

Fine Art Photography & Prints

New York, United States | 0 Sales

StudioDamgaard

Fine Art Photography & Prints

New York, United States 0 Sales On Etsy since 2018

Leah Damgaard

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Leah Damgaard

Announcement    Welcome! STUDIO DAMGAARD is an independent one-woman studio specializing in fine art photography and printmaking. Now open for business!

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Last updated on Oct 2, 2018

Welcome! STUDIO DAMGAARD is an independent one-woman studio specializing in fine art photography and printmaking. Now open for business!

About

My first photography story took place a Christmas Eve when I was five or six years old. Sometime during the night, I woke up, and though it was still hours until the rest of the family would wake up for our Christmas morning together, I decided I simply couldn't wait to look at the tree. I sneaked out to the living room and took a moment to admire the presents piled underneath it. In the quiet magic of the wee hours, enchanted by the scene, all by myself, I decided to open one present--just one.

That one become two, and three, and four, a tiny quiet Christmas party of one, until I realised there remained only one gift with my name on it under the tree. I had left it for last as its shape seemed the least interesting to me. At this point, the fact that I'd been doing something I probably really wasn't supposed to do caught up with me. Slightly abashed, though mostly unperturbed, I decided to leave the last one there, reasoning in some five-year-old manner that my parents couldn't be mad if I still had one to open with the family in the morning.

My parents weren't mad the next morning, just very perplexed. And as it turned out, that package--the one I'd thought would be the boring one--was a camera. A lifelong love of photography slowly grew and flourished over the next fifteen years, until I finally bought my first DSLR in 2007 after I applied to photography school--and got in!--but did the math and realised I couldn't afford to go. Luckily, I also realised there were other ways to learn.

Since then, I've been letting the world teach me photography. I've long been fascinated by nature -- forests, water, flowers, trees, leaves, mountains, and especially the sea -- but over the past couple of years I've also been drawn to photographing the lives of cities and people. I've taken up drawing and linocut printmaking and other things too.

I started Studio Damgaard in the fall of 2018 as a way to live more independently, support my creativity, and be able to offer my art as an alternative to the mass-produced, impersonal, cheap visual clichés of "art" on offer in big box stores and the like (and even many galleries!). Whether it's my work or someone else's, I encourage you to seek out the small makers and treat yourself to something real, something that enchants you.

If you're curious about what else I'm up to in the world, please stop by my website or instagram for more. Thank you for visiting my shop!

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