Lisbet Nielsen

Siggie is a story of transformation, beauty and complexity. The fluid and quiet come together in a narrative about time, life and dreams told through 44 Polaroid images. The pictures are captured over a span of seven years during the 1990’s were Lisbet Nielsen lived in three different apartments with her daughter Siggie.

We see images of interior; lamps, pillows and furniture, and different sceneries, a ray of light over a table, a door that opens into a kitchen with a stove and white wooden chair, a snowy view with rooftops covered by a violet veil all intertwined and bound together by the intimate portraits of Siggie, from the age of 12 until she becomes pregnent at the age of 18.

The images capture a poetic and timeless universe that spring from the visual narrative of a young girls transition from child to adult – in close dialogue with the physical spaces in which this metamorphosis takes place, and in harmony with the change of seasons from outside the kitchen window.

Lisbet Nielsen (born in 1957) is a Danish Fine Art Photographer who lives and works in Copenhagen. Nielsen holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art Photography from Glasgow School of Art, Scotland and has exhibited in Denmark, Poland, Scotland, China, Finland and Germany. Siggie is her first book.

* The final design is still on the drawing board. 

  • Embossed linen-bound hardback with tipped-in image
  • ISBN 978-87-970520-7-5
  • 12,2 × 14 cm
  • 44 Polaroid images
  • Text by Malene Engelund
  • Edition of 500
  • Printed in Denmark by Narayana Press
  • Published March 2021

March 2021

Graphic design
Spine Studio