Lars Brandt Stisen

Lars Brandt Stisen

I am a Scandinavian artist and entrepreneur based in Scotland UK, Berlin Germany and Aarhus Denmark. I use photography, illustration and words as well as computer programming and electronics in my work.

As commercial photographer I was running studios in Berlin Germany and in Aarhus Denmark for a decade while serving international clients in advertising.
Now I focus primarily on personal work supported by my production company MADDOCMAN.

I have a background as software engineer and IT entrepreneur, with an early past in music, the arts and theatre.

I have chosen exile in the Highlands where the air is steeped in myth and legend...

I am available for inquiries through:

Thank you for visiting!
– Lars

My work is curated by MADDOCMAN


My work in photography appears in more than 50 printed and online magazines, including INTERVIEW, ELLE, The Verge, WIRED, Wallpaper*,, Bloomberg Businessweek and SCHÖN! Magazine as well as countless catalogues, newspapers, digital ads, retail stores and shopping malls, on public billboards, posters and product packaging.

"No one can produce an image quite like Lars Brandt Stisen"
— Schön! Magazine, London UK
"We're over the moon about the new photos. They are insanely beautiful..."
— The IMPOSSIBLE Project, Berlin Germany
"Your work is very refreshing"
— Victionary Publishing, Hong Kong
"The LEMTOSH looks particularly stylish in the "EGO IN PROMINENCE" photo series by photographer Lars Brandt Stisen"
— MOSCOT, New York City USA
"We are starting to be big fans. We love your style..."
— Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week agency  
Temporary Showroom, Berlin Germany
"Well thought out and executed, this is way above our expectations! We are super happy with your work..."
— Viewster AG, Zürich Switzerland
"Photographer Lars Brandt Stisen seeks to stop us in our tracks..."
— Quiet Lunch Magazine, New York City USA



For inquiries please write to:


Best regards
Lars Brandt Stisen

Lars Brandt Stisen with His Excellency Ambassador Georg Boomgaarden in London
His Excellency Ambassador Georg Boomgaarden (right) and I in London,
exhibiting my work with Schön! Magazine — Gallery


A Danish pop-tune I wrote and recorded a while back:

Written, produced & recorded by Lars Brandt Stisen. Vocals: Anne Holt.
Bass: Martin Eriksen. Backing vocals, keyboards, programming,
mix and mastering: Lars Brandt Stisen.

Software publication

AHOY! note-taking software

AHOY! is a popular software application I wrote for taking notes. With the possibility of storing an unlimited number of private notes to pin, rank and colorize –using live-search, password protection and encryption. AHOY! for Windows is available here


I come from a family with a tradition in arts and crafts and grew up in the creative atmosphere of my mother's workshop in Aarhus Denmark.
As a master bookbinder and artist my mother Helle Stisen has exhibited and sold her work around the world, from 5th Avenue in New York to The Danish house on Champs-Élysées in Paris, while counting the Danish Royal Family among her clients.

Master bookbinder and artist Helle Brandt Stisen with Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
My mother (left) with Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.

My mother is the daughter of renowned master bookbinder Jens E. Hansen and my great-grandfather was the Scandinavian furniture designer Albert Hansen. My father is a former school teacher who became an entrepreneur in the Kartonage industry. Our family has the honour of being included in Kraks Blå Bog (Krak's Blue Book) –a listing of people who have excelled through their profession and had an influence on Danish culture, industry and design.

I went to Waldorf elementary and high school with a diploma from Aros Art School and I have a background in music, arts and software engineering as certified Microsoft MCP. I spent 9 years after finishing art school writing and producing music while situated in Denmark and later in France.
I've also been working as lighting technician at a theatre in Switzerland where I gained valuable insights about lighting and the fascinating world of theatre.
I later turned my attention to computer programming back in Denmark where I spent 7 years as software developer and IT entrepreneur while co-founding two successful software companies.

Following a career as commercial photographer in Berlin Germany, I now work from my "exile" in Scotland as an artist.

My work appears in, at, on: (US) – WIRED Magazine (US) – INTERVIEW (DE) – ELLE (DE) – Wallpaper* (UK) – The Verge (US) – MoMA Store (NYC) – GLAMOUR (DE)
Bloomberg Businessweek (US) – Engadget (US) – Cannes Film Festival 2016 (FR) – ShortList Magazine (UK) – Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (DE)
Mashable (US) – Financial Times / (UK) – Schön! Magazine (UK) – TNW (NL) – Core77 (US) – (NYC) – Paul Smith Store (UK)
IN Magazine (DE) – PC Magazine (US) – The Independent (UK) – SELECTISM (US) – M2 Magazine (NZ) – Uncrate Magazine (US) – It's Nice That (UK)
Sleek Magazine (DE) – Flair Magazine (DE) – The Awesomer (US) – The Telegraph (UK) – CO.DESIGN (US) – ZEIT Online (DE) – (US)
iGNANT (DE) – COUCH Magazine (DE) – HEAVEN HAS HEELS (US) – WAREHOUSE (UK) – PetaPixel (US) – DIGITAL TRENDS (US) – Coolhunting (US)
Quiet Lunch Magazine (US) – Der Tagesspiegel (DE) – M-Magazine (DE) – KaDeWe Berlin (DE) – Packaging of the World (US) – MWB Magazine (UK)
Frankfurt Trade Fair Magazine TopFair (DE) – Handels DIGEST (DE) – TextilWirtschaft (DE) – Stil & Markt (DE) – Electronic Beats (DE) – dolcevita (CZ)
TAXI Magazine (SG) – Bone Magazine (TR) – OZON Magazine (GR) – Picame Magazine (IT) – Luna Magazine (DE) – Berlingske (DK) – BO BEDRE (DK)
FEMINA (DK) – Alt for Damerne (DK) – COSTUME LIVING (DK) – RUM (DK) – FEIN Magazine (DK) – Ugebladet SØNDAG (DK) – Illums Bolighus (DK)
Bruun's Galleri (DK) – Salling Stormagasin (DK) – Magasin Du Nord (DK) – Sinnerup (DK) – IMERCO (DK) – Inspiration (DK) – and many more...