on location in Texas
“My own heritage, that of a close relationship with cold water and a passion for adventure beyond the surface, inspires me to examine an essence that speaks for itself.”
The Dane Nils Juul-Hansen, who grew up on the coast north of Copenhagen, is proud to be a year round swimmer at Barton Springs; a natural limestone pool fed by three springs. It’s the closest thing to an ocean he has found after living in Austin, Texas for almost 20 years. Nils’ portraits have appeared in advertising and publications such as Texas Monthly and Bon Appetit, but it is his connection with the aquifer that has inspired him to pursue a new direction with his photography.
"In the water a light and a complexity is uncovered that refreshes my memory and imagination. May it touch yours too."