Joachim Ladefoged (www.joachimladefoged.com), born in 1970. He is the newest member of the international photo-collective VII. In 1987, at the age of 16, Joachim’s dream of becoming a soccer player was shattered when he was almost crippled by rheumatism. A year later he got his first camera, with the hope that photography could bring him closer to the activities his illness prevented him from. Soon he joined a small regional newspaper in Denmark shooting up to six assignments a day. Joachim lives in Denmark, with his wife and their two boys.