Viewfinders: Cotton Coulson + Sisse Brimberg

Traveler contributing photographers Cotton Coulson and Sisse Brimberg have been part of the National Geographic family for years. Most recently, the husband-and-wife duo photographed “Danish Modern,” which ran in the magazine’s November 2013 issue.

Here’s a brief look at the creative couple and their singular view of the world:

Q: Where do you call home these days? 

A: Glasgow, after a decade in Copenhagen. Scotland’s natural beauty helps ease the transition.

Q: Copenhagen must be a hard place to leave. What do you miss most?

A: When we lived in Copenhagen, our favorite way to wind down was to walk, run, and birdwatch around the moat and ramparts of Kastellet, the old bastion of the harbor.

Q: What makes the city so distinctive?

A: What makes Copenhagen unique is its design–how the new and old traditions coexist, how it manifests itself in people’s daily lives. Even the airport has world-class furniture to experience. Some of the chairs are worth $10,000.

Q: How is the city different than when you were growing up?

A: Copenhagen’s fashion scene has changed a lot. Back in the 1970s, everyone dressed the same, in blue jeans and olive green jackets. Strøget today is like a runway for all that’s hip and colorful.

Q: Where do you want to go next? 

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A: We dream of March in Svalbard, Norway, when the light returns to the far north archipelago, and the sun hangs just above the horizon. The mountains glow pink, blue, and purple.

Follow Cotton and Sisse on Twitter @cottonkeenpress and @sissekeenpress

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