Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Hamburg Ohlsdorf -revisit in Winter-

Last month i had the opportunity to revisit this huge cemetery again. And the circumstances were quite extraordinary: It was phantastically cold with practically no wind and a bright winter sun that gave us a rather beautiful light. So on the one hand we had really good conditons to shoot some beautiful stuff, but on the other hand we gave up rather fast since we were chilled to the bone.

One thing though that really puts me off every time i visit this particular cemetery: There is Rhododendron everywhere! And i bloody hate that stuff..

Since this Cemetery is one of the largest in the world (if not the largest of them all if you consider the amount of space it occupies) you are allowed to travel by car. So this time it was -more or less- a drive by shooting....

The cemetery itself has -at least in my mind- a strange coldness about it. And i am not talking about the weather this time. The sculptures are very often made from sand stone and they tend to feel hard and harsh to the beholder and they don't intend to comfort the mourners in any way.

Well.. see for yourself: