What A Beautiful Waste Of Talent - Coffee table book


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What a Beautiful Waste of Talent is a thought experiment performed by Danish photographer, music video instructor and artist, Thomas Sansone, together with 30 of Denmark's prominent personalities; musicians, actors, sportsmen, journalists, a single architect plus a poet.

”The idea behind the book is to find out what lies underneath the talent which the 30 contributors possess and through the confidential conversations we have had, to find out how they each broke a pattern.
What would have happened if they had not overcome the obstacles life has brought them? What would their life look like? ”Explains Tomace about the project.

The poet Keith Lohse beautifully complements all the images with a text, so that the thought experiment unfolds both visually and textually. The textual supplement is not written by the contributors, but written on the basis of conversations with them. Here are pictures of L.O.C as an attendant, Anders Breinholt in the company of dolls, Mikael Bertelsen in a golden and sterile office and Karen Rosenberg as a murderous geisha. The images are neither pure fiction nor pure realism, but a place in between where childhood memories, personal traits and performances are mixed with melancholy, play and thought.

What would life look like if other choices had been made? If one had not trusted his talent? If you dare not break a pattern and bet the whole store?

But the book is also intended for the future, so that new talents dare to jump for what they believe in. Tomace describes it this way: “Another thing I also like about this book is to inspire other people to take the plunge no matter what others say. It takes courage to dare to bet everything and go against the flow. I have experienced this with the things I have done to achieve this. It has not always been a dance on roses and there have been times when most of all you just wanted to drop it all. "

Contributing to the photo book are:

Anders Breinholt, Bent Fabricius Bjerre, Bjarke Ingels, Cyron Melville, Karen Rosenberg, Liam O'Connor, Matthias Kolstrup (Dúné), Maya Albana, Mike Sheridan, Nik and Jay, Nikolaj Coster Waldau, Oh Land, Pernille Rosendal, Rune Glifberg, Rune Rask, Simon Kvamm, Stine Bramsen, Szhirley, Thomas Bo Larsen, Paprika Steen, Mikael Bertelsen, Jesper Grønkjær, Keith Lohse, Marcel De Sade, Martin de Thurah, Sonja Richter, Marco Evaristti, Thure Lindhardt, Zlatko Buric, Tobias Kippenberger (The Floor is Made of Lava)


Language: Danish