Author: Jan Jespersen

Platea, Street Photography

Two new Platea members

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We are very happy to welcome two new members to the Platea Street Photography Collective.

Julie Krebs von Halling and Thomas Palisz Toft (a.k.a. Birdhouse Camper).

Their portfolios have been added to our website and we’re looking forward to make them part of our collective.

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Vote for the 20 most influential street photographers for 2017!

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Our fine member in Platea, Jonas Dyhr Rask, has had the honor of being chosen for a group with 123 other street photographers, in becoming one of the 20 most influential street photographers for 2017.

Platea Street Photo Collective on work in Aarhus, Denmark, April 2016
Platea Street Photography Collective member, Jonas Rask, on work in Aarhus, Denmark, April 2016


So is Jonas Rask one of the most influential street photographer for 2017?

We can all agree that he is very influential, on many fronts.  And very talented. 🙂

So if you agree, then follow and cast your vote via the link below.

Platea, Street Photography

December and lack of daylight

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In Denmark we only have daylight for about 7 hours a day, in December. If you, like me, love to work creatively with sunlight and shadows, when doing street photography, December can be long. Especially if you have a daytime job.

Copenhagen, December 2016 Copenhagen, December 2016. Photo: Jan Jespersen.

But I always try to finde a couple of minutes in the afternoon, when the sunlight is warm and beautiful. But it can be hard, since most days are grey and overcast.

Copenhagen, December 2016 Copenhagen, December 2016. Photo: Jan Jespersen

Copenhagen, December 2016 Copenhagen, December 2016. Photo: Jan Jespersen

But then again. Maybe I just should work on how to be a better photographer when the sun and daylight is away… 🙂

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Platea in the Leica Shop in Copenhagen

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Three Platea members had a short visit, a cold afternoon the 23 November 2015, in the fantastic Leica Shop in Copenhagen. Unfortunately the discount was too low, even if we ordered 3 Leica M’s. So no orders today. But hopefully Leica Denmark will reconsider and give an offer we can’t refuse!

Peter and Brian overwhelmed by the wonderful Leica products. Photo: Jan Jespersen

Jan and Brian trying Leica camera's. Photo: Peter Kirkeskov Rasmussen
Jan and Brian trying Leica camera’s. Photo: Peter Kirkeskov Rasmussen

Peter relaxing with a coffee, after the visit to the Leica shop. Photo: Jan Jespersen

Brian showing Mats Alfredssons Chicago Streetwalk book to Jan. Photo: Peter Kirkeskov Rasmussen
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Brian meets Mats Alfredsson

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Brian Jakobsen had the pleasure to meet the Swedish street photographer Mats Alfredsson. Mats was in Copenhagen, and Brian was able to buy three signed copies of Mats’ new street photo book ‘Chicago Streetwalk‘. Brian made two Platea members very happy 🙂

Brian meets Mats Alfredsson in Copenhagen, 7 November 2015. Photo: Mats Alfredsson

You can see more of Mats’ work on his homepage or his Facebook page