TINE REINGAARD

Tine (@tinereingaard) is a videographer and director who travels the world, conjuring mesmerising imagery for big brands and her own artistic projects. Based in the creative district of Vesterbro, she taps into the capital, asking it for inspiration. While instinctively pausing to appreciate its response.

 

Follow Tine around her Copenhagen and explore the city through the lens of water, green spaces and lush urban experiences – exchanges that inform her craft.

HOW DID YOU GET INTO VIDEOGRAPHY?

I’m self-taught and have an academic background. Living in Berlin, I was involved with the music industry. I started doing video journalism, interviewing international bands and musicians. When I moved back to Denmark I made a documentary for Danish national TV about the street art movement.

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YOU’VE PRODUCED FILMS FOR BIG BRANDS AROUND THE WORLD. WHAT MAKES COPENHAGEN UNIQUE IN YOUR OPINION?

Copenhagen is a beautiful old city with great architectural diversity. And it’s a city where nature is well balanced with the urban environment. I love that you have access to water and to green spots, and that the city invites you to move around by foot, bike, public transport or even by boat. You’ll often encounter music or other artistic expressions in public spaces, which is highly inspiring. When it happens unexpectedly, Copenhagen is pure magic.

WHAT’S THE BEST PLACE TO PEOPLE-WATCH AND CAPTURE GREAT IMAGERY IN COPENHAGEN?

Queen Louise’s Bridge (Dronning Louises Bro) is a cool spot with a great crowd of people. It’s an open space with beautiful sculptures and access to the water – which always attracts me with its reflections and movements.

HOW HAS BEING A DANE IN DENMARK AFFECTED YOUR WORK AND CAREER?

Coming from such a small place has made me very open and curious about the rest of the world. My work has been shaped by a Scandinavian aesthetic, and growing up close to nature has inspired me to use water, air and clouds in my work.

Designer Tine Reingaard

IF YOU COULD ONLY EAT OUT AT ONE RESTAURANT IN THE CAPITAL FOR A YEAR, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Just down the street from where I live there’s an informal Japanese restaurant, Jah Izakaya, that plays great reggae and soul music from an old-school record player. It’s an unpretentious yet sophisticated place with wooden interior, and it serves Japanese cuisine with a very raw and biodynamic touch.

OTHER THAN CPH, WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE CITY AND WHY?

As a filmmaker, Los Angeles appeals to me because of the light and the great diversity of the different neighbourhoods. It’s like ten cities in one. On top of that, I love the countryside of southern California: the hills, canyons and beaches, especially in the early morning hours when it’s all abandoned and foggy.

WHAT PERSONAL PROJECTS ARE YOU WORKING ON?

I’m working on a project called Black Sun with my boyfriend, photographer Søren Solkær. We capture starling murmurations. It’s a mesmerizing natural phenomenon, where hundreds of thousands of birds congregate in large formations at dusk before collectively settling for the night. When birds of prey attack the flock, the starlings put on an incredible show. ‘Black Sun’ is currently exhibited in Los Angeles and will be exhibited in Hong Kong and Japan later this year.

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