All posts tagged: Denmark

Interior-Strandgade 30

Influencing Me – Vilhelm Hammershøi

For today’s post, I went through a lot of different things before deciding what to show.  I haven’t had a chance to find any WordPress photographers, and do have a successful photographer to show you next week, but it left me kind of high and dry this week.  I thought I could show you some paintings from the Renaissance Period, but it was looking more like a history lesson, I felt the same about looking at the history of Photography.  Then I remembered an artist that I have loved for quite some time, Vilhelm Hammershøi. I was first introduced to his work by our technician at the VCA.  He brought in a book for me to look at on the artist.  Hammershøi was a Danish artist, and lived between 1864 and 1916 in Copenhagen.  He is most famous for interior paintings, many, I believe, painted in his home. There is a quietness to them, and they seem so still.  It was a revelation, I think, for me at the time, because I felt my own work …

Crowding Christmas

Today I have the first set of photos I took the other night when I was in the city.  The first place we went to was the Bourke Street Mall.  It was, as most of the city was, very crowded.  The windows in front of Myer were packed with people. I wanted to get the lights that were over the top of the Mall.  I should explain that our Malls are not like other countries, this is a street that was closed off to cars many years ago, and now it is for pedestrians and trams.  The middle is always clear, you really don’t want to go one on one with a tram, you will lose. It had just gone dark, and as you can see from the clock on the Myer building it was about ten to nine.  I was hoping the lights would show more, or stick out more, but they didn’t really.  It was a little disappointing,  but hopefully you get the idea of what it looked like.  The rain made it …