Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Three Red Doors


Some time ago, I mentioned the use of odd or even sets of objects in photography. Here is an example with three red doors or perhaps they might be called windows? The one to the left is for those who still want to pay their bills via letters (giro transfers) and not through electronic systems. The one in the middle is an ATM  for those who want cash in their pockets, but what is the one to the right? A narrow entrance/exit for those stripped of their money? Or maybe the architect liked to use an odd set of objects in his composition too.

However it may be, I liked the colours, the light and the shadows - and the three red "doors".

Friday, March 21, 2014

Framed Dolk


"Dolk" is the pseudonym for Norway's most famous street artist. His real  identity is unknown, but he has admitted to coming from Bergen. According to Wikipedia, his motives are often pop-cultural references put into a humoristic or critical context. His works can be seen on walls in many cities around the world, such as Bergen, Berlin, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Oslo, Lisbon, Stockholm, London, Prague and Melbourne. His main inspiration in art is said to be the British artist "Banksy".

He has lately moved into galleries and also done several commission works.

The work above is one of his most famous and is called "Spray". Wikipedia has this to say ablout it: 

"The work "Spray" is a twist on the iconic picture taken by Eddie Adams during the Vietnam War where general Nguyễn Ngọc Loan executes the Vietcong prisoner of war Nguyễn Văn Lém with a head shot. Dolk have changed the head with a flower, and the revolver with a spray bottle. In Bergen city this work was preserved in 2009 by the local government by framing it in protective glass."

Here you can see for yourself how this piece of street art looks through a bit of "protective armour". Personally, I feel that some of the original purpose is gone.

He has his own WEB-site at dolk.no

This is my contribution to:  «The Weekend in B & W»
Have a nice Week-End!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Geometrical Shapes


Modern architecture is very fond of geometrical shapes in its design. This is from a fairly new judiciary building in Bergen where angles and lines are heavily used both in the building itself and in the decoration. One might feel that the whole thing is a bit square ...

But, of course, one can add a bit of human element oneself.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Behind Bars


I stumbled across this little, locked hole-in-the-wall in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. However, I found no key to let him out.

This is my contribution to:  «The Weekend in B & W»
Have a nice Week-End!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Four Wet Rocks


It is often said that a composition in a photo should contain an odd set of objects, so I ought to have removed one. Somehow I felt that the authorities in Füssen, Germany wouldn't have cared for that. I could of course have used Photoshop to remove one, but I didn't like that. So here it is, for what it is worth.

This is my contribution to:  «The Weekend in B & W»
Have a nice Week-End!