A selected non-bike street photo from my recent trip in Copenhagen.
I was recently in Copenhagen for a business trip, and had one free day to myself. I was set to go out on the streets to shoot whatever comes my way: people, buildings, encounters, what have you. It was a coldish, grey and drizzly Monday morning when I set out – to not a lot of people or anything about. Copenhagen being Copenhagen, there were plenty of parked bicycles everywhere, though. And I mean everywhere. So I took notice of them being pretty photogenic with their custom seats, handlebars, bells and whistles, obviously in serious everyday use and by no means show-offs. What I missed from people, I found in their bikes – a lot of character. It became an all-encompassing theme for the entire day. I was happy, I had found a theme to shoot, just there and then. I walked and photographed for hours on end.
Here’s my gallery of bicycles of Copenhagen – and also later from my own home town for comparison.
My first solo exhibition ‘Shoeman Nature’ was presented at the Northern Photography Centre in Oulu, Finland from February 6th to March 5th in 2017. The exhibition closed a little over a week ago, and I’m pleased to present the 12 photographs that were presented there.
Have a look at my Shoeman Nature project page for the exhibition gallery!
Snowshoeing & photographing, now there’s a combination that really left an impression on me these past couple of days in Nothern Finland. Took a little vacation to Ruka, Kuusamo area and found two really nice locations for snowshoeing. First at the top of Juhannuskallio peak right here in Ruka ski-resort, and second spot today was the Riisitunturi national park in Posio, again at the top of the fjell in beautiful white solitude. My mind was at rest, camera not so! 🙂
‘Shoeman Nature’ is now exhibiting at the Northern Photographic Centre in Oulu, Finland during Feb 6 – Mar 5, 2017.
‘Shoeman Nature’ is an ongoing personal photographic project by the Finnish photographer Markku Honkala. At this point of time, for me, the “Shoeman Nature” stands for something along these lines: human nature, alter egos, one of a kinds, personal thought processes, stepping into shoeman’s shoes, looking back at the steps of life, looking at oneself, past memories or dreams of life to come, you and me, you or me, some one, one life.
“Shoeman Nature” valokuvaprojektin näyttelyni on esillä Pohjoisen valokuvakeskuksen Kuukauden kuvat -näyttelytilassa 6.2.- 5.3.2017, Oulussa Kulttuurikeskus Valveen tiloissa. Näyttely on avoin ja ilmainen kaikille kävijöille, Konst O Deli kahvilanpuoleisen sisäänkäynnin luona. Tervemenoa ensimmäiseen soolonäyttelyyni!
“Shoeman Nature” on henkilökohtainen katsanto ihmisen askeliin ja tilanteisiin maailmassa. Valokuvissa ihminen – henkilö, mies, hahmo, ehkä alter ego – on katsomassa elämää, itseänsä tai toisia eri tilanteissa, yksin tai joukossa.
- First of first of January January 23, 2018
- Back to Bikes November 6, 2017
- My first big-time magazine publication September 16, 2017
- Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace, UK September 5, 2017
- Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este May 31, 2017
- Mille Miglia 2017 photographs May 30, 2017
- First of May be Auto-Mobile May 3, 2017
- Pier People April 28, 2017
- Köpiksen Sykkelit April 12, 2017
- Stills in Staircase April 9, 2017