Danish born photographer Anders Overgaard comes from Helsingor, Hamlet’s notorious hometown. Anders’ interest in photography was first piqued at age 10, when his architect father returned from a trip to Kenya with several beautiful portraits of the Masai people, The portraits inspired Anders to learn the art of photography, began his love affair with shooting, and stimulated his desire to make pictures all over the world (as he does to this very day). He began by snapping photos of what he knew – his skateboarder and windsurfing friends. His love of the outdoors and the water continues to fuel the energetic quality of his current work.
After completing his education at the Copenhagen Graphic Design School, Anders spent a year in Paris learning about the fashion business and freelance assisting notable photographers like Gilles Bensimon. In 1990, Anders moved to New York to work with world-class photographer Bruce Weber and then spent the next five thrilling years traveling with Bruce as though he was in a rock band. Anders’ high standards and complete devotion to creating the best possible imagery for his clients was shaped during those years. Ultimately, Anders put down roots in New York, where he has worked as a photographer for the last 12 years.
Anders’ images possess a fresh, simmering vitality that threatens to jump off the page. In his photographic world, life is active, engaged, and physical, with a cinematic, narrative twist and a real sense of beauty of every kind. Anders always brings an open-minded, international perspective, and ease to the work he does for advertising, fashion, and celebrity clients.
Anders’ editorial work has appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Vogue, GQ, Interview and The New York Times Magazine, amongst others. A few of Anders’ advertising clients include Estee Lauder, Saks Fifth Avenue, Gap, Nautica, Ralph Lauren, & Tiffany. He currently divides his time between New York, London, and Copenhagen, along with and his wife and two sons.