Category Archives: Portrait

9/11 Dream Falls (2001—2019)


9/11 Dream Falls (2001—2019) I had in the past recorded my dreams every morning for several months at a time. I found it difficult to go for longer as I needed to wake up very ‘carefully’ so that the dream did not escape and disappear like sand between my fingers. I carried these dreams around […]

Other people’s feelings #4 (2007-2011)


Other People’s Feelings is an exercise in empathy and evocation. These photographs are poignant double portraits depicting an image of Hansen alongside that of another person. For the picture, the artist strives to empathically assume the facial expression and general mien of his ‘double’ as closely as possible. He chooses subjects of different genders and […]

Other people’s feelings #3 (2006)


Other People’s Feelings is an exercise in empathy and evocation. These photographs are poignant double portraits depicting an image of Hansen alongside that of another person. For the picture, the artist strives to empathically assume the facial expression and general mien of his ‘double’ as closely as possible. He chooses subjects of different genders and […]

Other people’s feelings #2 (2005)


Other People’s Feelings is an exercise in empathy and evocation. These photographs are poignant double portraits depicting an image of Hansen alongside that of another person. For the picture, the artist strives to empathically assume the facial expression and general mien of his ‘double’ as closely as possible. He chooses subjects of different genders and […]

Billy Bang, Lucky Man (2010)


‘War does not determine who is right, only who is left’. Bertrand Russel In March 1967 Billy Bang was conscripted to fight one year in the jungles of Vietnam, an experience that left him emotionally desolate and profoundly confused about his american identity. Upon his return he tried to forget his nightmares through alcohol, drugs […]

Other people’s feelings #1 (2002)


Other People’s Feelings is an exercise in empathy and evocation. These photographs are poignant double portraits depicting an image of Hansen alongside that of another person. For the picture, the artist strives to empathically assume the facial expression and general mien of his ‘double’ as closely as possible. He chooses subjects of different genders and […]