Steen Larsen is a Danish realist painter and photographer who uses roads and streets as a source for his artwork. He paints pictures that look like photographs and takes photographs that look like paintings. Larsen is one of a small group of artists using the mimetic approach in their work – meaning they reflect reality through precision in both detail and expression. His inspiration comes from driving and traveling in the USA and Europe. Larsen mounts a camera on the windshield of his car and shoots thousands of photos that later serve as sketches for his oil paintings.