The Co founder and designer + Photographer Denis Sytmen is one of the team behind Summer will be back. He is the man behind the camera on most of what you see images and video of here.
Name: Denis Sytmen
Age: 47 år
Co-forunder of Summerwillbeback
Profession : Product Designer & Photographer
Status: Engaged (for a long time now) with Lisa Grue
Kids: Mika (son) 10 years old
I asked him about some of his main interest. Here is what he had to say about:
It's unbelievable how chefs have become rockstars in recent years. I think the passionate way some of the chefs talk about the ingredients, is one of the explanations. I've been very interested in culinary experiences since I was 15, and Claus Meyer appeared on tv, and talked about the raw ingredients like it was wine. That was new and exiting.
Since then a lot of new chefs have appeared on my radar. One of the most cool ones is Alex Atala. If you don't know who he is, then do yourself af favor, and just watch the intro to Chefs Table Volume 2 episode 2. Best episode intro ever.
I have no clue how I got this lucky. My fiancé is literally (I know she asked these questions, but I'm being honest), well she's literally my counterpart in every way. Its like you can't have one without the other, just like that Sinatra song "love and marriage" It properly sound like a cliche but its true nonetheless.
It's so crazy if one of us has a meeting abroad, the whole gang comes along, and we make a adventure out of it. This way we've been to Brazil, New York, Spain, remote northern parts of Sweden. Japan look out!
I love bikes. I have a vast image archive of bikes in all shapes and sizes. I think bikes are key to our future urban commute, and transportation of goods locally. More than anything I want to design a bike, and I have more than a few good ideas up my sleve.
I owe much of my passion, for imagery and video making, to my dad. As long as I can remember, there was always a camera around. In fact I have memories, where I wasn't sure if I remember them from real life or if it came from the 8 mm movies my dad made of us. I have a vivid memory of me playing with a ball in our backyard, and I was able to make the ball come towards me. I had this memory because we always saw the film being rewinded, but it made such an impression on me, that I actually felt, I was able to attract the ball. I wish it true tough, that would be awesome.
Well I have to google a quote Carl Sagen said about the most distant picture of earth, because it describes more accurately how I feel about this subject. here it is:
“It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.”
I dont know, if I would choose to call the people I admire for heroes, because all of them, would decline the titel. I have a lot of people I admire. Elon Musk for his determination and "first Principle" way of thinking (look it up, because it will change the way you solve all kinds of problems). I admire Noam Chomsky for his moral principles and justice philosophy. I can't live up to them entirely, but they are the reference point for my best judgement. I admire Lawrence Krauss for explaining the complex inner workings of the matter in, and around us, in this humorous way.
This dog pictured here, is Mester. he is a danish swedish farm dog, my fiancé decided to bestow upon us; well me, mostly that is.
I have a love/hate relationship with it. On one hand It's a beautiful and sweet dog, on the other I have never been bike riding as little as now, AND I LOVE BIKE RIDING. You see Mester hates bikes, so I'm screwed because walking the dog has somehow ended up being my job. How did this happen?
Nature is is like home to me. you treat is with respect, like you would any other home. Like Sagan said about earth "Its the only one we've got", so I really dont see an option other than to keep it as healthy as possible. In 2019 I'm changing my diet to a more plant based one.
I have a brother, who made a coffee brand a long time ago, way before coffee became so mainstream with lattes on every corner (in Europe at least). He introduced me to the Hawaiian Kona coffee, and I was sold. It tasted so great, I became a coffee snob.
Since then there were only two ways to go for good coffee in our office. Either we could go buy 40 kr (€4/$5) coffees every day, or we could get a proper espresso machine plus some proper sourced beans. I went with the latter solution, and I love my morning routine with it.
Denis Sytmen is a Product Designer & Photographer, Besides running Summer will be back, he makes photos and video for other companies.
He Loves creating content for business and creatives that want, and need, to communicate way more about themselves, than just the product or service provided.
He comes from an very creative background as an product designer. Most of his life he's been involved in designing, visualizing and communicating for many different types of industries and subjects.
He is based in the meat packing district of Copenhagen Denmark, and he's more than happy to travel for a shoot, in fact that's one of the "upsides" of his profession.