Born in Copenhagen in 1946, Krass Clement is an autodidact photographer. Graduated as a film director from the Danish Film School in 1973, publishing his first book, Skygger af Øjeblikke (Shadows of Moments) in 1978. His photographic work emerges from two traditions: The Scandinavian melancholy on the one hand and the 'flaneur' tradition from the Parisian school on the other. Starting out in black and white, Krass has persisted in developing and modernizing his artistic expression so that his production today also includes work in colour.
His work originates from a fertile and imaginative thought process, a stream of consciousness that is clearly evident in his later books, more concerned with capturing a state of mind than with situations. His books are less documentary depictions than subjective moods; somewhere between spectator and reality.