What is Nowhere Diary?

Nowhere Diary is a niche community and platform for contemporary photography founded and curated by me — Danish photographer Kim Høltermand.

Since 2018, I have curated Nowhere Diary and supported and promoted the work of photographers, telling their stories and featuring their books on photography.

I wanted to create a unique platform for contemporary photography and for photographers, a place to share the many stories and memories found in photographs, a place to inspire others and a place to help the growth and development of photographers.

By promoting and sharing the work of photographers through Nowhere Diary, hopefully I am helping more people learn and discover contemporary photography in all its aspects — from everyday documenting to exhibitions and photo book publishing.

Who is Kim Høltermand?

I have been working as a photographer since 2008, where I bought my first camera and began my journey into the amazing world of photography, focusing mainly on architecture.

Around the same time I also began working as an expert in fingerprints in the Crime Scene Unit of the Danish National Police, where I worked for 9 years.

During those years I felt like a modern day Batman. Fighting crime at day and driving around, photographing at night — using every minute of my spare time on learning to master my camera and the art of architectural photography.

Working at the intersection of architecture, interior and documentation, I have worked with some of the world’s most iconic brands including Apple, Instagram Design, Adidas and more. My work has also been featured in a long list of international magazines, books and publications including Wallpaper*, T: The NYTimes Style Magazine, AD Germany, Forbes Japan and more.

What is the Nowhere Diary Newsletter?

Nowhere Diary Newsletter is a newsletter, where I feature all the favorite bits and pieces I collect on my journey around the internet, that fits the world of Nowhere Diary and contemporary photography. Stories, articles, interviews, photo book recommendations and much more.

Why should I subscribe to the Nowhere Diary Newsletter?

Becoming a subscriber means getting access to exclusive content, endless amounts of inspiration, photo book recommendations, interviews and much more. It also means that you’re noticing my hard work.

Nowhere Diary Newsletter is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.

Why should I support Nowhere Diary?

If you find any inspiration or joy in Nowhere Diary, please consider supporting my work by signing up for a paid subscription.

There are also two other options of supporting:

  • Support with an automatic monthly or yearly donation.

  • Donate — a one-time donation in any amount.

Each month I spend hundreds of hours researching and curating Nowhere Diary. I have no helpers, no interns, not even an assistant — I am a one-man band and Nowhere Diary is my love and my life.

If my hard work has made your life more inspirational or helped you in any way — artisticly of personally, please consider supporting the continuous life of Nowhere Diary with a one-time or loyal donation.

Your support means the world.

How do I submit my work to Nowhere Diary?

Please email all submissions to hello.nowherediary@gmail.com

Include a description of your work and up to 25 photos sized minimum 1500 px wide.

Send photos via Dropbox, WeTransfer or direct link to work online.

I read all submissions, but due to the high level of submissions received, I can only respond to those I want to feature.

How do I contact Nowhere Diary?

Please send all enquiries to hello.nowherediary@gmail.com

I try to take the time to read every single submission and enquiry, but if I don’t get back to you, bare with me and please don’t take it personal.

What do people say about Nowhere Diary?

“Nowhere Diary has become a large community of passionate and creative photographers/publishers etc. — you have those who follow and some who lead — Kim Høltermand’s passion for the medium photography makes him one of the people setting trends.” — Raymond Hagewoud

“If Twitter holds up (and I hope it does), you’d be wise to follow Nowhere Diary — One of my favorite feeds and a constant source of photographic inspiration.” — Andy Adams (FlakPhoto)

“Kim Høltermand’s hard work and dedication in seeking and promoting emerging photographers, developing interviews, and disseminating photobooks is highly admirable.” — Allan Salas

“Nowhere Diary has been a valuable resource for discovering emerging photographers. Reliable curation has made Nowhere Diary a regular stop to gather information and inspiration related to contemporary photography.” — Brian McSwain

“Nowhere Diary is a tender curation of diverse, meaningful work. Its reliable and cohesive selection can provide a reflective pause amidst the overflow of digital media in our everyday lives, even if for a brief moment out of one's day.” — Kovi Konowiecki

“Nowhere Diary is without a doubt the community that keeps me on Instagram and inspires me daily. Thanks to Kim’s dedication I have known many incredible artists that I love seeing and some of them have become people I really appreciate and care for.” — Alejandro Ilop

“Nowhere Diary is my favorite place on the internet and is run by the most dedicated curator.” — Anastasia Pagonas

“Kim works very hard to curate an incredible space for contemporary photography and support/inspires so many of us in a digital space that can more often than not feel old and lifeless.” — Matthew Poburyny

“Nowhere Diary has been one of my favorite curation pages and has an email newsletter that I would 100% recommend signing up for.” — Cooper Janusevskis

“Kim has created one of the most immersive, densely atmospheric visual experiences that I’ve ever come across in any medium.” — Filippo Giani

“Amazing account and beautiful newsletter.” — Johnny Charles

“Nowhere Diary is the best curation page I’ve come across personally. So many good photographers I’ve been introduced to.” — Bryan Birks

“Nowhere Diary. Being a part of your collection is a dream.” — @microsoftserve

“This has to be the absolute best page I follow on Instagram.” — Tom

“Best account ever. Period. Thank you for introducing the world to some of the most brilliant photographers.” — Muskan

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A niche newsletter about contemporary photography written by Kim Høltermand. Kim shares a unique look into the work and techniques of todays contemporary photographers, their personal stories and advice for aspiring photographers


Nowhere Diary is a niche community and platform for contemporary photography founded by Kim Høltermand in 2018.