What a Beautiful Waste of Talent is a thought experiment that the Danish photographer, music video instructor and artist, Tomace, performs together with 30 of Denmark’s distinctive personalities; musicians, actors, athletes, journalists, a single architect and a poet.
The idea behind the book is to find out what is the basis of the talent the 30 contributors possess and through the confidential conversations we have had, to find out how each one has broken a life pattern. What happened if they hadn’t overcome those obstacles that life had given them? How would their life have turned out?
The pictures are neither pure fiction nor pure realism, but a place in between, where childhood memories, personal traits and performances are mixed with melancholy, play and thought.
How would life look like if other choices were made? If you hadn’t trusted your talent? If you didn’t dare to break a pattern and bet the whole store?