Jannecke Sanne Normann, born 1972 is an Oslo based Photographer and artist.
As a female photographer her art is self reflecting and she want to emphasize on our inner struggle, fear and loneliness as well as on our ability to rise and create our own happiness. It is important to reveal our vulnerability and to deal with unpleasant emotions in order to move forward.
Her pictures are mise- en -scène. She likes to use her own experience with fashion photography and put it into a broader context. She looks for beautiful, rare, dreamlike places to shoot and she mostly use female models, because it is easy for her to relate to.
She likes to balance the seriousness in her pictures with humor and she strives to find humorous titles that directly or indirectly reflect the emotions in the pictures. This process comes prior to taking the pictures.
She likes her viewers to be able to relate to the scenery or model, and to have some emotional response when looking at her pictures.
Jannecke likes to create a beautiful scenery that in a distance only might look like that exactly, but when looking at the picture more closely it reveals something more.
She works with people in an anominous way, either with masks or by having their head turned away from the camera. She likes her models to express confidence, but also vulnerability, so this makes it very important for her to work with concise body language. Her work is made up of series of different pictures that by themselves represents a specific feeling or state of mind, but put together they all take part of a journey towards finding one´s identity.
She thinks that evolvement is very important in a person´s life, and as one gets older and life changes, we sometimes have to spend time searching for our true identity and what makes us who we are. We have to be in control ourselves, and not depend our happiness only on the company of others.
Fun Fact – Jannecke has a deep fascination for flamingos and garden gnomes.