Journalism, drawings and trails
Journalist and hiker ( Full member of Danish Journalist union since 2006)
Education: Architecture and drawn journalism:
Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art 1991-2000 (Architecture, Design, Landscape and Innovation)
Danish IT University 2001-2006 Cand. IT (Candidate in: Digital communication, media and design)
I have worked as a visual storyteller since 1999 on more than 200 projects for both national and international media, organizations and companies.
Focus is on hiking and visual stories
From my background in hiking I research and sketch ideas, understandings and also share my knowledge in talks about how walking and trails can help our well-being, help make better cities, biodiversity and also help us face climate change.
As a drawing journalist I do both drawn reportage and write / draw classic researched and journalistic stories.
I work out of Copenhagen, Denmark, and do most of my work with a backpack filled with both hiking gear and tools like brushes, ink, paper and watercolors. Tools I can bring where-ever I am.
I use my education in digital communication to understand new technologies. I maintain my website and hiking projects myself, and haven’t had a home since 2018.
I’ve been into hiking since 1986, where I learned the basics on a mountaineering school in Norway for a year.
In the last around 20 years I’ve focused my hiking research on how we can use hiking to connect better, and live in more sustainable ways
Please contact me if you like to hire me or support my work. Contact form
I also have my own webshop where it is possible to buy both prints of my drawings and watercolors, original artworks, and downloads. See my shop here: FritsAhlefeldt.net
Copenhagen December 2020