MARCUS MØLLER BITSCH

My name is Marcus Møller Bitsch, and I'm a self-taught photographer. I was born and raised in Aarhus - Denmark in December 1992.

I grew up close to nature with an insatiable curiosity for life and a thriving imagination. I was always seen with pencils and markers close to me, as the creative medium was the easiest way for expressing myself. I began photographing 3 years ago, after trying different mediums thoughout my years.

I've always been very creative in all kinds of mediums. I grew up close to the ocean and forest, and spent all my time discovering and exploring.

Travelling has always been a big passion of mine. As a child, I was discovering my surroundings, and as I've grown older, my horizon has expanded with new places and cultures to be discovered. My interest in photography started as a documentation solution, in order to convince my parents about what I saw on our annual vacation.

I bought an underwater disposable camera on our holiday to Malta, as a 10-year-old, and then many years later, I bought a SLR. Two years ago, I unfortunately injured my knee, which meant I couldn't practice freediving for months. I had to ask myself, “So, what should you do now Marcus?” All my life, I've been pursuing big passions and goals, which have taken up my spare time completely. I took up photography after the knee injury. I was incapable of doing water-sports, and I therefore had oceans time to pursue my newly profound passion.

I fell in love with the medium and started the big project “365” as my way of exploring the medium and understanding the world within it. After graduating, I left my home in Denmark, to begin a 10-months long journey and book-project. A project about the pursuing of happiness and about the childish idea that the paradise is as far away from home and the school system as possible. As you say, the grass is always greener on the other side.

I left Denmark at the beginning of September 2012, and I have ever since lived and traveled in Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Myanmar and Japan. The book is currently being edited and will be published at the beginning of 2015.