Danish photographer Søren Solkær is set to launch a series worldwide exhibitions in conjunction with the release of his latest book. Surface is the definitive portrait anthology of some of the most significant street artists in practice today. The Copenhagen-based photographer has spent the last three years shooting artists across the globe, closely working with them on making these portraits represent them in the light they feel comfortable with.
The photos have been staged in Søren’s signature style, drawing influence from cinema and painting, and were shot in places like Berlin, London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, Stavanger, Athens, Sydney, Melbourne and Copenhagen. The use of artificial lighting on location and a strong element of storytelling creates images with an atmosphere of hyperrealism – like imaginary film stills.
This monograph is his fourth publication, and it’s a 240-page hardcover coffee table book featuring portraits of 135 artists including Shepard Fairey, Blek Le Rat, Seen, Ron English, Swoon, Faile, Space Invader and Vhils amongst many. It will be published by Gingko Press and distributed worldwide – Australia: February 23, 2015, Europe: March 15, 2015, USA: April 25, 2015.
As mentioned above, along with book release, Søren Solkær has a series of exhibitions planned in Sydney (February 23 – March 5), Melbourne, Los Angeles, New York, Copenhagen, Vancouver,etc.