‘My photographs are not about anorexia. They are about human suffering.’ Lene Marie Fossen
Lene Marie Fossen wanted to stop time 23 years ago. She was only 10 years old when she decided to stop eating and struggled with anorexia the rest of her life. She chose to be open about her disease and is best known for her beautiful and revealing self-portraits. Her soulful portraits of victims of the refugee crisis on the island of Chios in Greece also bear witness of a unique photographer and artist. Lene Marie’s last wish was that her work should be shared with as many people as possible.
Lene’s work and ambition inspired Susanne Sundfør to collaborate with her when Lene asked, composing the original soundtrack to the film ‘Self Portrait’. It became the last piece of art she created as she passed just after the finalisation of the movie.
‘Self Portrait’ is a Norwegian feature length documentary that tells the story of Lene Marie Fossen, directed by Margreth Olin, Katja Høgset and Espen Wallin, and released in Norway on 17th January 2020 with international distribution to follow.
Susanne Sundfør’s original soundtrack to ‘Self Portrait’ will be released on 10th January 2020 through Bella Union.
‘When The Lord’ is the lead track from the ‘Self Portrait’ score, released today, and is the only vocal track from the record.