Buy a print: support hospice and win a free photo shoot

I’m excited to announce an opportunity for you to win a free photo shoot. It is easy to enter the draw.

Join us at the Designers’ Collective Christmas Market, which is hosted by Mirins Copenhagen during 28-30 November. Buy a print for at least 250 DKK and leave your name (or business card) in the basket.

I’ll draw a random winner from the available names and cards on Monday, December 1.

Although there will be only one winner for the free photo shoot, but all who will buy a print will get a discount on my services as a photographer.

In case you would like to give a gift to someone, but not really sure what exactly that person wants, you can get a gift card during the Market. The gift card can be used either during the Market to get a print or hire me later on as a photographer.

And remember that by buying prints from the “10th ward projectyou directly support people to get care in hospice in Latvia.

It is a win-win for everyone! : )

I would really appreciate if you can spread this info among your friends and colleagues. And I’m looking forward to seeing you personally at the Market!

 

Designers’ Collective Christmas Market

Mirins Copenhagen

Blegdamsvej 108, Copenhagen, Osterbro

November 28-30

10:00 – 18:00

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/996092183750556/

Win a free photo shoot

Designers’ Collective Christmas Market

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I’m happy to be part of the Designers’ Collective Christmas Market this year. It is hosted by Mirins Copenhagen.

Friday 28 nov – Sunday 30 nov 10:00 – 18:00 daily
Blegdamsvej 108, Østerbro, Copenhagen

We are a group of artists, designers and craftsmen that will provide you with opportunity to get some really special gifts for your-self and your loved ones! They are all unique, hand-made and local.

I’m going to present the prints from the “10th ward project“: both my series, LyfeCycle, and Broken Friends by Dmitry Bulkin. The proceedings from the sales will go to help the palliative care unit at the Latvian Oncology Center, the only hospice like place in the country. At the Market the prints will be available in different formats: postcards, 20x30cm and 40x60cm. 20x30cm prints are made on Kodak Professional Endura paper, matte finish. 40x60cm prints are exhibition quality prints – some are on the foam and some come with a 5 cm white passepartout – all are ready to be put on the wall. You can see the available prints and also buy them online if you cannot attend the market.

Hope to see you there!

We’ll be ready with gløgg, cookies and a complimentary mini hand spa with Mirins’ delicious scrub and handbalm :)!

A few words about who-is-who in the Market:

Mirins Copenhagen offers natural bath and body care products. Each item is handcrafted, to ensure the highest quality. The products are developed based on Herbalism and Aromatherapy. Only natural ingredients are used, free of preservatives, free of synthetic additives and free of artificial perfumes.

Hamide: is a design brand aiming to enhance people’s everyday lives through limited edition inspirational collections on personal, home, and stationery goods.

KASKA Jewellery is a collection of Handmade Soutache Jewellery. This laborious, embroidery technique based on effective connection of silky soutache strings, beads and gemstones, lets us introduce unique and luxury pieces. Each piece is hand-crafted with great attention to the tiny detail, based one of the kind design concept.

Bosworth Studio: My Father’s pictures, which he created (ink on paper) back in the late 90’s. He never bothered to do anything about them and so now I’ve took it upon myself to publish and promote them, until now. The characters are stocky, humorous and meant to bring some joy into people’s lives. I on the other hand, his daughter, work with millions of geometrical figures and dominant colours.

Zheni & Stilyan Creatives are Østerbro based creative couple with great passion for illustration & design, parterns, colours and textures. Their very first collection of precious and humorous postcards and totebags will land Mirins Julemarked. Do not miss a chance to come and pick a favourite for you and for someone you love!

Qiim is Hand Made! Qiim is Beautiful …Qiim is French! So, let me introduce myself. My name is Céline; I am a French designer who now lives in Copenhagen. I seek inspiration from everywhere in the world and I strive to reflect this in the design I produce. One of my favorite passion when I am travelling it s to spend hours in the markets looking for beautiful fabrics because every one of them have their own magic, their own history. They are coming from amazing and breath taking places around the world. Their colors are so vibrant that it will warm up your every day looks. Since 2012, Qiim is running in the family, our priority is to keep our production hand made . We love the idea of making every customer unique. “Chosen by you ! Created by us”We are dedicated to provide a large range of accessories such as scarfs, crochet booties, baby cover …all with an unique ethnic touch.

Sol Hallset is Norwegian, but moved to Copenhagen after finishing her education at the Art Academy in Bergen. She works mostly with drawing, often in large scale, but she also makes paintings, textile work and writes. Her work is centered around thoughts and theories of the human being and the world we create, and the human figure is often the motif in her work. At the moment she is showing the exhibition “frejdig når du går” in Brorsons Kirke in Copenhagen, and selling smaller prints/works in the shop Vaerkstedet in Blågårdsgade and in different Christmas markets, as well as Mirins.

 

A little bit of Zen at Mirins, Copenhagen

I’ve been invited to do some product photography at Mirins, Copenhagen – where the shop owner, Jane, creates all sorts of beautiful things to make your daily life full of wonderful smells, sensations and give it a bit of zen.

I have been exploring the wonders of Jane’s creations for a couple of days now and here are some results, but have a few more things still to cover. Stay tuned!

And do drop by at Jane’s shop, Mirins, Blegdamsvej 108, Copenhagen, Denmark. I’m sure you’ll find something for your soul!

Homeless Gallery exhibition during the Copenhagen Photo Festival

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I would like to invite you to the Homeless Gallery, an event that our collective, Norse Creative, is organizing within the Copenhagen Photo Festival this year.

The concept of the Homeless Gallery was founded in Poland in 2001 by Tomek Sikora and Andrzej Świetlik and since then has found temporary homes in more than 80 countries.

The idea with the Homeless Gallery is to enable all artists to publicly show their work, which for different reasons would otherwise not make it to public display.

Artists who cannot afford a gallery, artists who like to experiment, artists who would not think of showcasing their work to other people than family and friends. But also for professional artists who want to show some of their more personal projects.

The exhibition is not curated and open to all artists. Everybody can show their work, professionals, amateurs, students.

There are no entry requirements with regards to theme, format or genre. The exhibition will show work solely based on the artists self-censorship.

The Homeless Gallery has no permanent residence, it appears, opens its doors to the public, only to vanish again after a short while. The exhibition shall be a tribute to the many forms of photography and shall give space to a unique collection of photographical work, which will only exist in this form for a limited time.

This year we expect to host about 35 artists from various countries, residing mainly in Copenhagen, but also coming from London and Amsterdam.

The exhibition will open on Thursday, June 12th at 20.00 – we will have also some live music that day, first it will be UNA VOX – cello duo and then a bit of gypsy jazz in Django Reinhardt style by Swing Partout trio.

From Friday to Sunday the Gallery will be open from 14.00 till around 22.00 and maybe later!

We have a nice lineup of live music for Friday, June 13th, starting with yours truly as part of the Turkish flute class  with our teacher Cahit Ece at 15.00 (I’ll be on the guitar though), later at 17.00 we’ll have Cloos/Lund/Søgaard jazz trio, then around 20.00 – a band called Pierrot le Flou (beautiful music and vocal! not to miss!!) and there will be a DJ duo at the end of the evening…

Saturday is dedicated more to the photography – we will have Dmitry Bulkin from London giving an artist talk during the day and then Erik Schrader will join the Gallery with his artist talk and we’ll hear and see also from two travellers about their project in Uganda.

Some other events are planned as well, but we’re still in the process on finalizing the program – it’s our first event, so please, bare with us!

The Homeless Gallery is hosted by KW3, a project and cultural house for the young entrepreneurs and artists, located in Østerbro.

Location

KW3, Krausesvej 3, 2100 København Ø.

 

Opening Hours

Opening 12 June 2014, 20:00 – 22:00

13 – 15 June 2014, 14:00 – 22:00

 

Additional Events during the Exhibition

Artist talks by Erik Schrader (DK), Dmitry Bulkin (UK)

Music by Una Vox, Swing Partout, Cahit Ece, Cloos/Lund/Søgaard Trio, Pierrot le Flou and DJs Mie Berhmann & Ignas

 

Free Entrance

Please support the event and the house that is hosting us by buying a beer at the house bar!

RSVP

 

I will be there all days and will be happy to welcome you and give a personalized tour around!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

 

About Norse Creative

Norse Creative was founded in 2013 and is a photography and visual arts collective based in Copenhagen.

Currently Norse Creative consists of the following photographers: Anna Sircova (Latvia), Bastien Vaucher (Switzerland), Catalin Mihaila (Romania), Inesa Adamonyte (Lithuania), Johnny Frank Nielsen (Denmark), Michal Kwapisiewicz (Poland), Malte Brandenburg (Germany), Petra Lang (Romania) and Scott Urquhart (Canada).

 

One-Day-Gallery Event: Open Doors

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Saturday, 8th of March, 2014
Skyttegade 14
14:00 – 19:00

 

This event is part of the fundraising project I’m doing

I invite you to my apartment that will serve as a one-day-gallery.

Art work from the “10th ward project” will be presented. You can read more about the project here:
10% of all the raised money will be allocated to support the palliative care unit in Riga.

You will also have opportunity to see some of more recent work and work-in-progress in digital format.

I would be happy to see you and talk about photography and not only of course!

Will serve some bubbles as well! and might play a few tunes on kaval : )

Please RSVP on facebook, just to have an idea of how many people to expect.

Cahit Ece

Since my last trip to Turkey I really wanted to master ebru (traditional paper marbling technique) and learn how to play ney – traditional wind instrument that is used in sufi music. Both of the courses turned out to be possible in Copenhagen, which made me immensely happy! In case you’re in Copenhagen and also would like to learn to play ney, kaval or duduk – please join the course at Dialog Forum, where Cahit Ece teaches.

I’ve been doing my best in taming kaval for about a year now. Kaval is one of the oldest music instruments on Earth, it is 6000 years old. I find it simply amazing! I’m still struggling to make my flute sound consistently, so I’ll spare your ears! But just to give you an idea – here you can see our duo: Asli Sena Kucukyildiz playing kaval and me on guitar

Recently our Danish language school introduced new extra subjects, which are more projects. And in one of them we were preparing an interview on a chosen topic, then recording it and actually vising the radio and participating in the process of editing the recorded files into the radio program.

I interviewed Cahit and got to know what brought him to Denmark, why he decided not to pursue his career as a lawyer, but rather be a musician. Cahit also talks about 3 different types of flutes: Armenian duduk, Persian ney and Turkish kaval. It is my pleasure to present Cahit and his world of music to you. And if you’re brave enough to listen to the interview in Danish – you can find it on the Den2Radio website. You should at least listen to Cahit playing his favorite instrument – duduk.

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Russian wonders: Mayakovsky Museum

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Museum dedicated to Vladimir Mayakovsky is one of my favorite museums. I can’t say I’m a big fan of Mayakovsky. Of course, I was read his children’s poetry when I was small. Of course, I read some of his other works while studying in high school. But that’s pretty much it. I don’t really remember how I ended up visiting the museum for the first time, but I instantly fell in love with it. It is a very special museum, it is more of an art installation actually. I’ve heard bits of an excursion once and ever since wanted to go on one there. Never could either find the time or the money to do it while I was living in Moscow. This summer, finally, it all worked out.

The only reason I’m writing all this is that the museum will be closed by the end of August 2013. What will become of the museum and its unique installation no one knows. It is located very centrally in Moscow and we were told that most of the museum’s premises will be taken away, only one room will remain there. I really felt shocked when at the end of the visit we were told that these are the last days of the museum… I was thinking “And what’s next then?”… Over the coffee, later the same afternoon we got to know that the Russian Academy of Sciences was just shut down… I’m not sure I want to know any more, what’s next…

So in case you’re in Moscow now or planning a trip there in the nearest future – do visit Mayakovsky Museum! You’ll walk through and experience a special form of the Soviet art of the 1920’s, the constructivism and futurism of the era. And I really recommend to take a guide! You can call the museum, ask for Karina – she can guide you in Russian, English or German.

Mayakovsky Museum
Lubyansky proezd 3/6, bldg. 4
Moscow, 101000
Russia
phone: +7 – 095 – 621-65-91; 621-93-87; 628-25-69
 

Working hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00
Thursday: 13:00 – 20:00

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proposing on the Easter sunday at sunrise with the view over Copenhagen from the Vor Frue Kirke

The Trumpet Story

Københavns Domkirke at sunrise

Vor Frue Kirke – Københavns Domkirke | Good morning, Copenhagen!

Trumpet Solo at Sunrise

one simple story
and maybe not a story
and maybe not so simple 
we’d like to tell about
 
we do remember it from childhood
and maybe not from childhood
and maybe even don’t remember
but will try to recollect
“Tomorrow morning you can see the sun rise over the rooftops of Copenhagen from the spire of Vor Frue Kirke. Be there at 06.30 and join for a walk up the stairs accompanied by a trumpet solo.”  It was the Easter sunday morning. I was surprised to see that many people at this hour. But in a few moments it became self-evident why.
Awaiting the sunrise | Københavns Domkirke

Awaiting the sunrise | Københavns Domkirke

 

It was an experience which doesn’t travel well with words or pictures, but I will do my best.

 

overview of Copenhagen towards City Hall side from the Københavns Domkirke

City Hall | Good morning, Copenhagen!

We were up in the bell tower with the wonderful view over Copenhagen. Waiting for the sun to rise. At the very tip of it the trumpet played a tune and people lit the candles. They sang a carol and let the moment sink in. On our way down, we noticed a couple that the guard just left standing there. He was making a proposal and she didn’t know. The guard had promised to the man that he could have the spire and the sunrise just for themselves.

 

overview of Copenhagen towards the Baltic Sea with the bridge to Malmo, Sweden

The Sunrise | Good morning, Copenhagen!

proposing on the Easter sunday at sunrise with the view over Copenhagen from the Vor Frue Kirke

“will you …” | Good morning, Copenhagen!