Sune Czajkowski, born in Copenhagen, he
grew up between Demark and West-Africa. He is
well-rounded in the art of Photography. Now based
in Paris; many doors has opened with clients: L'uomo
Vogue, Tush, Dansk, Marie Claire Italy, Conde Nast to
name a few.
Exclusively Fashion Magazine:
How did your career as a fashion photographer
I bought my first Canon when I was 13 years
old, and from there it came all by itself. I moved to
Paris 5 years ago, which really have inspired me and
have made me a better photographer.
EFM: Can you tell me a little
about your background before you became a fashion
I grew up between Copenhagen and West Africa, as
my dad was working in West Africa over several
times, for longer periods. I finished my high
school in Africa, and as soon I moved back to
Denmark, I got directly into photography, where I
started my education after a short while. Since then
I have been in photography, and love it every single
EFM: Describe your style as a
My style could be
described as, clean, classic and with a lot of attitude.
Do you have a favorite fashion shoot that you were a
I love all of them, but my first shoot for
Marie Claire Italy was great. It is a long time ago, but
I still remember the view over Champs Élysées by night
from 10th floor. That was a perfect location.
EFM: What type of camera do you use?
I mostly use digital cameras, as
Canon and Hasselblad (with Phase One back). I
would prefer using my film/pola cameras, but
that’s not possible because of budgets. I still use them
for all my private projects and expo.
Have you assisted any photographers in the
industry before you launched on your own; if so, who?
Of course I have, some of them are, Karina Taira,
Dominique Issermann & Azim Haidaryan.
How important it is to
assist established fashion photographers?
Yes very important! You get great contacts that way.
EFM: What tips can you give on
taking a great photo?
Think, and look an extra time in the camera before
pushing the button.
What is your typical day?
There is none like that. Every day is different.
That’s also what I love about my job.
What do you look for in an assistant?
Hard worker, is on time and I can trust
What would you consider
your most favorite photo-shoot?
I think it’s always the last one. One of my
latest one is a portrait of Mads Mikkelsen for L’uomo
EFM: What skills do
you think that one has to have in order to become a
Hard worker and loves photography, it’s a life
style, not a job! And you can’t be a quitter.
Interview by Rochell “E” James