A city like Copenhagen is great for photography. With its history and old buildings there is a lot to photograph. Although it is easy to want to capture the big picture by filling your images with as many elements as possible, sometimes you have to de-clutter your photos and move closer to your subject in order to get the real essence of a place.
The photo above is the front window of a bar called Mikkeller - very recommended. It was closed when I took this photo so all the stools were put on the table upside down and created interesting shapes.
While walking around Fredericksberg - a city within Copenhagen - I found this old booth where they sell tickets for theatre and shows. The image above is its front desk. This close-up looks more like the front entrance of a run-down boarded-up shop with revolving doors.
Many shops, bars, stores and establishments are situated in a basement in Copenhagen. It's great although it can sometimes make it difficult to find them particularly that they don't always have front signs.
Allegade is one of the main streets in Fredericksberg. It is known for its cafes, terraces and theatres.
Textures, patterns and graffiti own every city on this planet. They are great to photograph as long as you get close to them. Fill the frame. Make them your main and only subject in your photos.
Copenhagen has a meat packing district, just like New York has. It is situated in the Vesterbro area and is called Kødbyen (literally 'The Meat Town'). It consists of three separate areas, referred to as the White, Grey and Brown Kødby for the dominant colour of their buildings. The brown part (Den brune Kødby) is the oldest area, closest to the Central Station, and dating from 1883. It has since the year 2000 been changed into a new creative cluster with galleries, art cafés, nightlife and small creative businesses like studios and architecture firms.
The two photos above were taken in Christiana, the hippy part of Copenhagen.