Wildly Animated Portraits of Classical Musicians

We’re not sure where the ridiculous stereotype that classical musicians are uptight came from, but thankfully folks like Denmark-based cellist and photographer Nikolaj Lund — who we spotted on Colossal — are proving those people wrong. The award-winning artist enjoys pointing the camera at those in his sphere. Lund’s images depict classical musicians in unique ways, leaving the concert hall behind, opting to shoot his subjects with their instruments in water, across the desert, and flying through the air. There’s a feverish energy in each photograph, creating a new appreciation for the passion these musicians —including Lund — clearly have for their art. Below, we’ve shared a gallery of the Lund’s stunning photos. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

© Nikolaj Lund