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Turning in Malmö

Architecture, It can be a hard thing to recreate in a small photo. Trying to give the viewer a sense of what you feel and see while standing infront of a structure that in words is impossible to describe and in a photography most of the time does not project the feeling at all.

Take the Turning Torso… It’s located in an area undergoing massive development that for the most part is a construction site. The buildings surrounding This magnificent structure is next to boring. It does not complement the Torso nor does they enhance it. It’s a little like, Well this was the spot that was left for this development so it will have to do. It should have been placed at the waterfront So you could really enjoy the incredible structure with nothing to interrupt the view.

Turning Torso 2 B&WLeica M9, Voigtländer 15mm f/4.5 at f/9.5, 1/1000sec, ISO 160, RAW converted to B&W in Lightroom

Next we have Malmö University… A simple yet modern development with a glass fasade in pearl green perfectly reflecting the suns last rays of the day. However I think this wont be a design that will survive forever. Once concrete was a cool new thing to build with, every thing was made out of it because how easy it was to mold it into the shape you wanted… still it was mainly used in this boxlike structures… covering them with a different material will only change it a bitt but it will always be a box.

Malmö University Leica M9, Voigtländer 35mm f/1.2 at f/4.0, 1/4000sec, ISO 160, RAW adjusted in Lightroom

And the future, The Court of Appeal Malmö… A combination of the above. Altering materials and by shifting the elements creating great shadows and shapes. A box that with a simple curve turns into something so interesting and beautiful without the use of the sun.

The Court of Appeal MalmöLeica M9, Voigtländer 35mm f/1.2 at f/8.0, 1/350sec, ISO 160, RAW converted to B&W in Lightroom

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