IN THE "NEIGHBOURHOOD" OF COLOGNE

The reason for creating this album is to do a ‘follow up’ on the things I look at, around in Cologne during the time i’m here. I have bought a bike, so now I just have get early up and experince the city in “golden hour”.

This time I’ll go a bit deeper in everything I do around photography by playing with new compositions and light, more storytelling and then the graphic work on this website afterwards. Simply because I now have the time to do it. This is a way of experience the cityscapes when the golden hour is putting everything together in a nice scenery and use it later as memories for all time.

This collection of images does also include photographie from the “neighbourhood” of Cologne: Düsseldorf, Amsterdam, Antwerpen, Münster, Monchau, Aachen, Bonn, Szecksard, Maastricht.

As an new approach to photography, I gradually try to ignore all the technical camera-setting-stuff, and focus more on what im photographing in terms of storytelling and composition. I’ve used many years on practicing the technical stuff, and I will of cause not just forget it, but try not to make it overrule the way im capturing the images. In technically stuff I mean sharpness, depth-of-field, ISO, focal length, white balance, exposure bla bla bla and stuff like that. With this approach it's more important to capture the right moment rather than have the total-right and perfect setting - because then the special, great smile and expression of a person is gone.

 

 

 

 

 

AACHEN

KÖLNER DOM IN ITS KONTEXT

STEEL IN COLOGNE

GERMAN BRUTALISM
TV TOWER (Colonius) 1978

Jeg har med billedet ovenfor forsøgt at frame den del af tårnet jeg synes bedst om, som arkitektonisk brutalisme. Den lidt utraditionelle beskæring tilføjer et niveau af abstraktion. Det er en lidt ‘cut-the-crap’ beskæring, der måske leder tankerne hen på en gammel science-fiction film. Dermed er alle reklamer, antenner og flyve-signalfarver af vejen. Jeg har med det tidlige morgenlys givet den ellers grå beton-klump summervibes, der også er med til kontrastere den altid mørke urskive af en bund, med lidt mørk mystisk.
At gøre det uskønne skønt igen - men man skal meget tidligt op.

For at kunne se det skønne i det uskønne i dette TV-tårn, skal man tidligt op, og samtidig knibe sine tidlige morgen- ‘puffy-eyes’ endnu mere sammen end de var i forevejen for at kunne se dette billede for sig. Det gjorder jeg, så du ikke behøver det.

Overordnet set, er tv-tårnet i Köln ikke noget arkitektonisk vidunder, og ligner mest af alt en meget høj multiantenne med mindre antenner oven på - fyldt med teknik og kabler. Tårnet har været lukket for offentligheden siden 1992, fordi der ingen potentielle lejere er, af tårnets 360-graders panorama-rum. Her er tale om ekstrem beton-brutalisme, som ingen vil leje sig ind i. Måske på grund af frygt for stråling fra ovenpå-stående antenner. Måske fordi det i sin helhed bare er meget uskønt. Det står meget i kontrast til TV-tårnet i Dysseldorf, som er en stor succes og ikonisk kendetegn for hele byen.

DEMOLISHMENT

A WINDOW IS AN EYE TO ANOTHER WORLD

THE MANY FACES OF KRANHÄUSER

PORTRAITS OF MIE & ME

DRESSING UP FOR BARBEQUE IN HUNGARY

We went on a three days trip to hungary on a wineyard 10 min. from the nearrest city called Szecksard. Our reason for being there was cause of a wedding of Mies friends. Amazing wedding. 

The photographies are shot from our hotelroom having fun in front the mirror dressing up just before barbeque and party on the night before the actual wedding.

PORSCHE 1600 super

PET LIFE

PEOPLE IN THE STREETS

PASSAGES UNDERGROUND

THE PATTERNS
IN MONSCHAU
MEDIAHAFEN
DÜSSELDORF

LIQUIFIED BUILDINGS ANTWERPEN

A TRIBUTE TO OLD ARCHITECTURE

Yes, a tribute to the old architecture. And that is, in this case, given from the brutalistic post modern addition to the port of Antwerpen. The building gives a hugh amount of value to the existing building I guess only Zaha Hadid Architects could have made it. 

It works clearly best from a distance, and it is not without a reason, that it works as an icon for the whole city and because there is a regular private officebuilding behind the shell which is quite bit a shame.