Capturing the Style of Copenhagen With Fashion Photographer Adam Sinding

Before Designers Remix, Copenhagen Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018-2019
Before Designers Remix, Copenhagen Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018-2019 | © Adam Katz Sinding
Photo of Aliki Seferou
6 March 2018

The world-class fashion photographer Adam Katz Sinding is outside of every fashion event waiting for the right people to pass by in order to capture their styles with his lens. In his spare time he’s backstage photographing models, designers, and make-up artists in his own unique aesthetic. He doesn’t like the term street-style photography or people in the streets posing for him.

Adam Katz Sinding, AKA Le 21ème, is one of the most famous photographers in the fashion world and even if you aren’t familiar with his name, we bet you’re familiar with his photos, as he has worked with some of the most renowned fashion designers and magazines such as Vogue, Highsnobiety, and W.

After Martin Asbjorn show, Copenhagen Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018 | | Courtesy of Le21Eme, Adam Katz Sinding

When Sinding started using his camera, the least of his interests were photographing people. Nowadays, the reason he’s one of the most successful fashion photographers is that he has a unique way of capturing people’s styles with his lens. Don’t expect to find him at the catwalks’ first row but backstage and outside fashion events.

Before Baum und Pferdgarten, Copenhagen Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 | | Courtesy of Adam Katz Sinding

Sinding was born in San Francisco and raised in Tacoma, WA and in his early 20s he moved to Seattle, where he stayed for about nine years before moving again, this time to Brooklyn, NY. He spent some months in Paris and has traveled all over the world, but at the moment the city he has decided to call home is Copenhagen.

After Freya Dalsjo, Copenhagen Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018-2019 | Courtesy of Adam Katz Sinding

“I have loved Copenhagen since my first visit in 2010. Prior to that, Paris was the only place I wanted to be, but once I had a few days in Copenhagen I knew I had to live here. I’ve been ‘everywhere’ and this is the best place I’ve found,” Sinding told Culture Trip.

After Designers Remix, Copenhagen Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018-2019 | © Adam Katz Sinding

In order to be outside of every fashion show, the 35-year-old photographer travels and works more than 300 days a year. That means that it isn’t a figure of speech when he says he’s been “everywhere.” That’s why we were pleasantly surprised to hear that the city that has captivated him the most with its style is Copenhagen. “I’m serious,” he added, like he could guess our astonishment.

There is no doubt that the capital of Denmark can undoubtedly compare with Paris, Milan, New York, or London when it comes to style and fashion, but there’s got to be a reason that it has gained first place in one of the most successful fashion photographer’s list.

Before Designers Remix, Copenhagen Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018-2019 | © Adam Katz Sinding

“I appreciate how people in Copenhagen dress in a way which is simple yet current, without looking at all as though they are trying too hard. Clothes are practical. People are more humble. It’s a very balanced aesthetic,” Sinding pointed out, explaining what stands out the most about street style in Copenhagen and why he finds it unique.

Woman, Copenhagen, Denmark | © Adam Katz Sinding

Aside from his website, where Sinding posts his photos from the latest fashion shows, lovers of style can take a taste of the photographer’s unique aesthetic in his book This is not a F*cking Street Style Book. With this great collection of sstreetwearimages captured since 2003 in more than 20 fashion events, Adam Katz Sinding hopes that when people will look at it in the future they will gain an insight of how we are dressed today.

After Freya Dalsjo Copenhagen Fashion Week Fall/Winter, 2018-2019 | © Adam Katz Sinding

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