…take pictures of abandoned buildings.
I was down at Carlsberg City recently for the annual Copenhagen Photo Festival. As it has been the case in recent years, I was utterly puzzled by the work exhibited. It’s just more of the same-tired-cliche-same/same. There were a couple of curated exhibitions like ‘After my time’ by Joachim Ladefoged and ‘Within the landscape’ by Astrid Kruse Jensen that were nice but otherwise, once again , the offering was quite disappointing. The entire top floor of the old brewery was filled with something that looked like old calendar photos – I honestly felt that I had wasted my time going down.
I then headed to the ‘Halmlageret’ building where, once again, being exposed to a poor offering of images, I became fascinated with the building. While it was definitely not an ideal space for the exhibition, it was quite beautiful in itself. It had been quite some time since I did a bit of photography outside of the studio, it rarely happens anymore actually so I took out my trusty phone and started snapping away.
When I left the building, that sense of overwhelming disappointment was replaced with a new-found sense of happiness and achievement. I’ve decided that I will take some models there soon and do some on-location images as the building is just full of wonderful textures and odd natural lighting. For now, here’s a selection of the images I took:When life gives you lemons… …take pictures of abandoned buildings. I was down at Carlsberg City recently for the annual Copenhagen Photo Festival.