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Danish photographer Jacob Aue Sobol has some of the most distinctive imagery out there.

Gritty, dirty and grainy his black and white work has a fabulous intimacy reminding me in turns of Daido Moriyama, William Klein and Anders Petersen.

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The themes of desire, lust and love are heavily prominent in his work. His first noted photo essay involved a relationship with a woman from Greenland called Sabine. This technique of imbedding himself with a family from the culture was continued with his work in Guatemala with the essay The Gomez-Brito Family.

More recently his work while maintaining its previous intimacy has concentrated on two massive Asian cities, Tokyo and Bangkok. They show a photographer working at the peak of his powers who has the ability to move and disturb us in equal measure.

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