Asger Carlsen creates eerily surrealistic photographs that treat the human body as a sculptural raw material. His work surprises and confuses the viewer, while simultaneously questioning the format and usefulness of the photograph itself.
He began his career at 16 when he sold a photograph he took of a police officer yelling at him and his friends for burning a picket fence to the local newspaper. For the next ten years Asger worked as a crime photographer before moving on to commercial work. One day while messing around on Photoshop, he manipulated an image of a face with multiple eyes, which established the style of work that he is now known for today.
Asger’s digital interventions have been said to resemble the techniques of a fluid painter more closely than a photographer; making him a truly unique and revolutionary creative.