Fryd Frydendahl has established herself as one of the 21st century’s most significant Danish artists working with photography. Salad Days is a collection of approximately 150 portraits Frydendahl has taken in the period 2012—2022. Among the subjects portrayed are both famous and unknown individuals, as well as the artist herself.
Frydendahl breaks the conventions of traditional portrait-based photography and has a special ability to convey a journey for the viewer into an intimate space. A space where you encounter universal topics such as grief, loneliness, identity, friendship and family ties. The portraits contain fragility, enthusiasm, innocence, naivety, beauty and awkwardness. Frydendahl involves herself, her family and friends in her work, creating sensitive and relevant photographs with a distinct voice and compelling visual poetry. Her approach is intuitive and attentive, and she is inseparable from her images. Her photographs are imbued with a sincere fragility and often reveal deep incisions into complex emotions and situations.