Flexible barcode

The second stage of the Copenhagen Metro is nearing completion, but the city is still dotted with its construction sites. This one is situated at the end of the beautiful lakes that flow through Copenhagen. The company constructing the metro have put a lot of effort into making the sites as nice looking as possible and have decorated the hoardings in all sort of creative ways.
I enjoy walking along the lakes, that many hundreds of years ago were constructed to imitate the Seine in Paris and do it very successfully.

Friends

Few in the neighbourhood will remember when Udmirs Kiosk was not there. Udmir is Turkish. He is pleasant to all and often has a few little treats for the children. For most of the day small groups of, what looks like socially disadvantaged people, gather outside to chat and drink beer. The beer is often bought on credit from Udmir. He is always kind, but I have heard, that he controls the credit with a firm hand and should any of them get unruly he will send them packing.
This part of Copenhagen is undergoing great change. Situated near the old Carlsberg brewery, it was, and still is a “Workers” part of the City. A former socialist prime minister live for many years in his modest flat in the area. Now the old Carlsberg site is being developed with high rise luxury flats and shopping centres. This rubs of on the area and property prices are rising
Camera Nikon D750

Been shopping

She walked out of the shop. She was old and bent and struggling along pulling her trolley. As I often do when I see people like that, I wondered about her background. What was she going back to? A lonely flat, a frail husband? Did she have adult children to support her?
or grandchildren to bring light into her life. We are daily surrounded by so many fates, some sad some happy. Behind me a homeless was lying on the wet pavement in an alcoholic sleep a couple of empty bottles next to him. Life moved on

The Backyard

My expensive photo gear has been collecting dust. My life has been occupied by other things. The other day I did a short walk in Copenhagen. I do like to take pictures of backyards. I call it “empty Street photography” often the artefacts left by people speaks more of people than pictures of them. It gives the imagination free reign.
I know that many will insist that there must be people in street photos. Let them think what they like. Most of the pictures by one of the early street photographers Eugen Aget had no people in them, but speaks volumes.
Camera Fuji X100S

The Snake

Last week we met with my son and Daugther in law at Fisketorvet “The Fishmarket for cake and coffee. Fisketorvet is a large shopping centre surrounded by modern office buildings. Through it all runs “The Snake” a specially build cycle path. Always very photogenic.
Camera Nikon D750
Lens Nikon 50mm 1.4

Disembarking

Yesterday I went to Copenhagen. I usually leave the car at home and use public transport. The Metro is very fast and efficient and a great place to photograph. The light is good and there is always things happening. I enjoyed playing with my new Nikon D750 with the 50mm 1.4 mounted on it. A great combination

People live here

I have gone through differen phases of photography. Recently I concentrated on “Street photography” and got some pictures that I liked. (I dont photograph good pictures, only pictures that I like) I looked at other photographers Street Pictures and saw endless numbers of meaningless pictures of one or two ladies walking in the street. Technically good, but devoid of any story or meaning. I now try tell stories of people without necessarily showing people. I want to show the environment and make it possible to visualise the people living in it.
Eugene Aget was classed as a street photographer but very few of his wonderful Paris images showed people.
Camera Nikon D750

Strolling

I like to frequent the more “run down” areas of Copenhagen. There seems to be more to see, more textures and colours. I look at things left behind by previous occupants and build images of them in mind. Think of how they dressed 50 or 100 years ago. This is from the western part of Copenhagen.
Camera Nikon D750