The annual Copenhagen street party Distortion captured in all its raw, beautiful and ugly truth between moving, jumping, dancing and sweating bodies
Sploosh is busy on the streets these days, and we absolutely love the energy and amazing people we meet! A couple of weeks ago we started playing with the idea of covering CopenHell, a yearly death-metal festival in Copenhagen.
We knew there would be hordes of photographers covering bands, concerts and head banging crowds – and basically, we’ve all seen those photos before. So we wondered what would happen if we isolated people from their surroundings for a few seconds, eliminated all the noise and focussed on the people.
1972, Copenhagen Denmark. The university is booming and Faculty of Humanities are outgrowing their space in the historic center of Copenhagen.
A temporary space is found further from the city center – on the island of Amager. Land is cheap and space is plenty. Construction begins – things are kept cheap, after all this is only a temporary solution. KUA is born.
2013, the massive concrete temple is still standing. It is however completely worn out, tired, hollow – and finally empty! More than forty years after construction began, the last building is now being taken down – a permanent solution has been found…
Kasper Nybo with Sploosh was invited inside for a final tour of the empty buildings. We came to capture the intense quietness leaving an echo in the long hallways. And now we’re extremely excited to share with you the last stories of the empty rooms, walls and halls housing thousands and thousands of people over the last 40 temporary years.
Hanging out in the French Corner of the annual Copenhagen street party Distortion with the most beautiful of people!
Continuing our new series on artists that inspire us, we’re very happy to introduce illustrator Jan Oksbøl Callesen!
We’re loving the seemingly casual blend of childrens markers, coffee stains and whatever else is needed (and around) to make his great and colorful work come to life.
Thanks Jan for letting us share some of your work, and for letting us invade your home for a couple of hours to shoot these images!
Once again we packed our bags and went south, through the gates of hell – no less!
Copenhell – an annual metal festival in Copenhagen – invited us back to shoot a series of our street portraits. We can’t really think of a place with a higher density of amazing people. So off we went.
The sun was unforgiving and shady spots far away. A challenge arrived disguised as a warm summers day :-) But with the people around us, we threw technical issues and visual imperfections overboard, and went all in. This is some of our favorites shots!
Invited to give another angle on the ongoing Copenhagen Fashion Week we disappeared backstage at amazing designer Stine Ladefoged’s show in City Hall. It’s a fantastic venue, and it was packed with talented people! A huge shout-out to all the amazing models, makeup artists, assistants and all the rest of the team. You rock!
Once again we joined Copenhagen Pride Parade in the streets and had an amazing time with amazingly beautiful people. Thank You SO much everyone for letting us portray you again! As opposed to last years series we wanted to celebrate the colors this year – we went all out, and we love it!!
A couple of months ago we were contacted by former pro handball player and Olympic gold medalist Rikke Hørlykke. She was looking for something with a different angle to support her new ventures in personal training. Inspired by our hard-edged street style she wanted a series of portraits and action images, avoiding all clichés and corny fitness images out there.
We knew we wanted to do something brutally honest in a simple palette that could easily be used in a broad variety of ways afterwards, and so we got sweaty and sticky once again.
It’s been such a pleasure working with Rikke – and so much fun! We’re extremely happy to finally be able to share some highlights with you here, and as happy to invite you to have a look at her new site over at www.hoerlykke.com
Last week we teamed up with Copenhagen concert venue VEGA – one of the most gorgeous venues in all of Europe! They were throwing a good old 50’s-style ball, and there was no way we were going to miss it!
A huge Thank You to everyone who queued up and had fun with us!
With Rihanna, Sigur Rós and The National playing through the nights on an open field outside Roskilde, Denmark. Sploosh set out to create a series of portraits and images capturing those very special summer days making up one of the largest music festivals in northern Europe.
Friday the 13th at Copenhell! What more do you want? We were invited back down in the dust to shoot another round of portraits and we loved every second of it once again :-)
Enjoy the show – we sure did! Thank You to everyone who played along with us – you guys are fantastic.
We joined the Golden Days Festival opening party in Vega and jumped full-force-head-first back to the 1919s – and we kind of wished we could have stayed there.
So many beautiful people came by our little studio, and the resulting portraits have now been seen and shared by thousands of people – we’re blown away, and deeply thankful to each and every one of you!
But all things must have an end. And we’ll finish off with a bang! Below you’ll find some of our absolute favorites from the night – and some that have not been published previously. We’re so proud of these images – and so amazed with the strength and character our beautiful friends of the 1919s put into them.
Enjoy the ride!
If there’s one thing we love here at Sploosh, it’s a good print. But something we might love even more is a good framed print!
So of course we’ve surrounded ourselves with some of the most beautiful people in the framing business.
We are very happy to introduce you to Christian and Andy who do all our framing. They are the sweetest – and crazily talented – people, with such a magic treasure chest of a workshop! We were invited inside to capture it as part of our ongoing Artists & Artisans series.
Come on inside with us!
A few weeks ago we had a quick portrait session with Anders Busk Faarborg and Lars Rolf Jacobsen, the design and business duo behind Novel Cabinet Makers, a new design brand from Copenhagen Denmark. They are launching their new furniture line – and it’s gorgeous! Seriously go explore their site and get ready to order when their mirrors and shelves hit the streets.
And the shoot – as always with inspiring entrepreneurs – was easy going and tons of fun (and quite a lot of shots with photographer-caught-in-mirror…). They sun even came out for a special appearance over the autumn Copenhagen rooftops, what more can you ask for?! ;-)
Good luck with the launch guys!
The Danish Marquis, Marcel De Sade, opened the doors to his Golden Salon and Oharasound by Jeanett Albeck filled the room with music from a magic dream. We disappeared into a disoriented parallel world of beauty and love from a time when the world still had style and beautifully people.
Thank you Marcel, thank you Jeanett and thank you beautiful people who played along with us.
Welcome back to the chaos, the beauty and the DANCING that made the 50s one of our favorite decades! Thanks to VEGA for having us again ;)
THIS. IS. BIG! It’s our fifth year shooting the Copenhagen Pride Parade – and we couldn’t be happier to share this anniversary session with you. Shooting with us was Balder from Madman Factory and Kasper from Nybo Photography – a superhero power-team – WOW! But what really blew us away was you guys – every year you refine yourself and your beautiful spirits are what makes us return again and again. Thank you for sharing with us.