Artist Statement

My artwork is concerned with an attraction of layers and texture, a photographic touch seen in reflections, patterns or surfaces in the actual image. A transparent cover of various layers can make an image appear slightly incomprehensible at first and at times unpredictable. I work with expressing a notion of discovering the secretive found in public spaces or urban situations. What I choose becomes an important issue when looking for profound obscurity on an emotional level.


Through a constant dialogue between my ideas and my senses, I strive to construct compositions through which I can express an emotional perception where I can move away from a more conventional approach to making images.

Occasionally I go back again and again to engage with the same space, looking for instances of reflections, fragments or continuations, taking many photographs, constantly reflecting on the process to analyse the ideas I assemble from the place I photograph.

Frederikke Friderichsen 2018