Fall, Black/White, 2012

Wrapping up the fall pictures from Christianshavn, I decided to do all of them in black and white. Pick your favorite, color or not…

Karin Ott

Karin Ott

Karin Ott

Karin Ott

Karin Ott

Karin Ott

Karin Ott

Karin Ott

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Fall 1, Copenhagen 2012

Remember the gorgous hollyhocks from Christianshavn? Such as this one

Well, they look a little different in late fall.

Karin Ott

The interesting question to me is: How does this make you feel? My first reaction was a melancholic feeling of sadness. But try to look at it a little closer. Once I detached from the idea that flowers need to be colorfull and in bloom I began seeing this as truly beautiful. Less flashy, to be sure, but no less beautiful.

Christianshavn 7, 2012

“For much of the 20th century a working-class neighbourhood, Christianshavn developed a bohemian reputation in the 1970s and it is now a fashionable, diverse and lively part of the city with its own distinctive personality, with residents tending to see themselves first as Christianshavners and then as Copenhageners” – qoute from Wikipedia

Christianshavn 5, 2012

On the day in early September I walked around Christianshavn with my camera, the hollyhocks were in full bloom. They grow freely on the streets against the old houses and in the back yards. I chose them to illustrate the unique feel of Christianshavn. This series has a hollyhock in focus in the foreground and together the shots add out of focus impressions of the city scape.