Denmark

What's in the bag?

I’m eagerly awaiting our next guests from overseas in a few days time, as my sister and her partner grace us with their presence from the UK. What equally excites me are the potential contents of their suitcase. When my folks came to visit several weeks ago it was like a mini Christmas. As they […]

A War of Words

Statistically speaking, Denmark is one of the safest countries in the world. I’ve not really seen any crime or violence since moving here nine months ago (though I’m fully aware of the numerous bike thefts that take place every day). Anti-social behaviour in general seems almost non-existent compared, at least, to the streets of the […]

A simple soundcheck

I recently had the pleasure of photographing the DJ and musician Ashibah as she prepared for a performance at Generator Hostel in Copenhagen. She’d brought with her a collection of musicians, instruments and a sound system, which, at first sight, beautifully contradicted each other. There was an acoustic guitarist sat warming up on one side, […]

How to photograph The Blue Planet

Denmark’s newest tourist attraction, The Blue Planet, is already proving über popular with locals and tourists alike. And rightly so: with it’s majestic size and interesting critters, there hasn’t been anything this interesting to photograph in Copenhagen for quite some time. The Changing of the Guard gets a bit repetitive, doesn’t it. I’ve been fortunate […]

A touch of vintage

Finding something stimulating to do in Copenhagen over winter hasn’t been tough exactly, but of course it seems to get harder as the weeks draw on. At this time of year, finding events to take pictures of has been equally challenging, as most organisers and promoters use the dark nights and cold weather to plan […]

Leonora Christina – hero or villain?

You’d have to be blind to miss the recent influx of female-led Danish dramas that are filling our homes of late. Obviously there’s The Killing (Forbrydelsen), The Bridge (Broen) and a current favourite in my homeland at the moment, Borgen. The social status of women in Danish society has been on the rise for the […]

Jesus he knows me, and he knows I'm right

According to recent figures published this week in the Copenhagen Post, the Church of Denmark (folkekirken) has seen a “historic” loss of members in 2012 – expected to be around 20,000 by the end of the year. I find it ironic that this should be the case only days before the world is “about to […]

Does networking have to involve alcohol?

Networking in any profession is extremely important. Getting out there and meeting new people is the cheapest and most effective way to promote yourself and your services, and when you combine this with moving to a new country then the benefits increase. I was straight on it when I first moved over to Denmark and […]

'Watch out – here comes a foreigner asking for money'

There’s naturally been a language barrier for me ever since I arrived here in Denmark, though so far it’s never been a serious issue. However, today I am left wondering how many people will die due to my lack of Danish-speaking abilities. I started learning Danish back in 2007 when I discovered an ancient selection […]

One last dip

Who remembers that gloriously warm Saturday two weeks ago? I tried über hard to yesterday as I cycled over Langebro, battling the wind and icy rain with my camera equipment hanging off my back. The type of weather I’ve been dreading since starting up my own photography workshops business has finally arrived and it’s time […]