Axel Bernstorff is a portrait and special projects photographer. A somewhat circular route took him through international portrait and fashion commissions for Vogue, HTSI, Elle, Vanity Fair and others, before an organic migration led him back to an area of earlier childhood influences, of environmental, cultural and human oriented narrative projects.
"There's a creatively wide and rewarding latitude here, from olives trees and exotic flowering plants, to the cultural significance of tattoo in Polynesia, and at its base a combination of my native interest points."
His work is held in private collections in Europe, UK and USA, at the Jean Cocteau Museum - Severin Wunderman Collection in the south of France. A portrait of Alexander McQueen was part of the Savage Beauty exhibition at the V&A in London.
The work in progress study on Polynesian tattoo received a prestigious Lucie Award, and BAFA award for fine art portraiture.