The story behind Nyusha Glenn
“In the darkness that seems oppressive and endless,
you will have to find the light of the moment and the situation yourself,
to see that it is never completely dark,
even though it creates the illusion that it is.” -ng-
Glenn is an International Autonoom Photographer and Digital Artist / Photo Comic Artist.
Creating Autonomous conceptual & Illustrative storytelling images.
The core of his own and personal work is an experience and perception that concerns the inner struggle and the emotional conflicts from within.
A surrealistic, visual and mental translation about loss, beauty, fear and the fight both against and with the inner demons and life itself.
His work is a continuous journey through a self-created universe that originates from dreams, emotions and the complexity of a confusing reality.
In which he can tell his stories as an image maker, artist and storyteller that is based on his own expierences, emotions and life.
Besides his own personal work Glenn is also specialised in portrait photography with his very own unique style and his way of working.
“The balance on a thin line only seems to exist in between” -ng-
Glenn started his creativity with many forms of art since he was a small boy, from painting and drawing to writing his own stories and making music.
But writing, composing and creating music was and still is his greatest passion and always was a way to express himself.
“Dare to dream, let go and live the dream”
This all changed after an accident that not only drastically changed his entire life but also how his brain and body functions.
His passion and life as a musician and producer was as good as over and he was forced to stop working in 2012.
After more than 10 months in bed he picked up his old camera out of boredom, frustrations and no other way
of expressing himself he started to document his days through pictures.
With a mixture of portraits, poems, documentary, and conceptual and illustrative images of himself
and his own family, he started his first and still ongoing photography and art project called “Een leven met NAH”.
In this series Glenn wants to capture the struggles, the pain, the emotional times and the overall effect
of somebody with a acquired brain damage and depression. By giving a small glimps and expierence to the world how it feels and what the impact really is,
Glenn hopes to give through his work a better understanding and the recognition to and for others.
Not only in and for his own life and that of his family, but also those of others who are struggling with similar problems and emotions.
In the end of 2014 Glenn started writing and creating in secret the Photo Comic Art project “SYNCHO”TM a Universe
that takes and this story and expierence further, more deeper and tells it in a visual unique way through different characters and storytelling.
“Everyday it feels as a never ending searchs and struggle to a new balance and purpose in life.”
After a couple of years Glenn started besides his personal work making portraits and images for and with others
and started to share his photography with the world. People also started to recognise his work.
Dark tones, black and red backgrounds with high contrast with deep, dramatic and heavy emotional portraits became his identity.
In 2015 Glenn started to study at the Foto Academie in Amsterdam not only to further develop his work and his vision for his work.
But also to prove to himself that even with a acquired brain damage and all the struggles he could still get a degree.
For Glenn an image is just as music and has always been about feelings, the emotions and the moment of itself.
In and out of the studio Glenn really wants to takes the time to get to know you and only wants to work in a stress free invirement.
Something that is pretty unique in these stressful times where everything has to be done quickly
and where time is more important than a person and a beautiful, touching and profound result.
But Glenn knows that the extra time is worth more than time itself.
School / Academy
- Fotoacademie – Amsterdam (NL)
- Portrait award 2014 (Grote Paul)
As a photographer Glenn has delivered work for:
– Venticare Magazine, LEF Magazine, Johannes Möller, Jared Grant, Naxos (record Label), 230 volt, Reuma Nederland, SYNNS, Treeforce, Mizrakh, Hans Karssen, Ruischoaching, Nupp Nappi, ANTON (Dutch Movie), DNG, Vangelis Sopamena, Silverster, various band photography and much much more.