Director - CASPER BALSLEV
Danish director Casper Balslev began crafting his unique visual style at an early age while assisting his father, a specialist airborne photographer. Trained in field reportage and street photography, he’s brought his brand of vibrant spontaneity to TV work for such clients as Volkswagen, Royal Beer, Egekilde, and TDC.
Balslev was pursuing a photojournalism degree at the Danish School of Media and Journalism and working at a newspaper in Copenhagen when Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. He immediately dropped everything, flew to America, and spent five days making photographs in the deserted city of New Orleans, three-quarters of which was underwater. His resulting portfolio of large-format landscape portraits, Nawlins, won him a coveted spot at the National Gallery Copenhagen’s annual Young Danish Photography exhibition.