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Photographer Léa Nielsen was born in Copenhagen and moved to London aged 16 to train to be a professional dancer. She later took up photography as another platform to express her ideas. Following her studies at the School of Photography in Copenhagen, she assisted a number of fashion and art photographers in Denmark. She spent a number of years living in Berlin, and now divides her time between Copenhagen, Paris and London.

Nielsen draws inspiration from architecture, art and film, and as such her images are both minimalist and intense; while others are opulent and theatrical. Her images often include elements of collage and strong graphic finishes. In between commissions Nielsen is working on a number of personal projects, and recently exhibited the portrait series Novizinnen in Berlin.