With a background in field reportage and street photography Danish director Casper Balslev has brought his brand of vibrant spontaneity to TV work for such clients as Volkswagen, Royal Danish Ballet, Replay, Royal Beer, and TDC Mobile.
Balslev was pursuing a photojournalism degree at the Danish School of Media and Journalism and working at a newspaper in Copenhagen when Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. He immediately dropped everything, flew to America, and spent five days making photographs in the deserted city of New Orleans, three-quarters of which was underwater. His resulting portfolio of large-format landscape portraits, Nawlins, won him a coveted spot at the National Gallery Copenhagen’s annual Young Danish Photography exhibition.
After graduating, Balslev turned his passion to music videos, creating work for such diverse artists as Seinabo Sey, Mø, the Presets, and Marina & the Diamonds.
His short film for fashion brand Hans Kjøbenhavn won a Cannes Lion in 2013 and a spot in Saatchi & Saatchi’s New Directors’ Showcase. He also won the Gold award for Best Commercial Direction at Eurobest.