A couple of days ago Preben and I set out to shoot the beautiful cherry blossom trees at Bispebjerg Cemetery. It was absolutely beautiful, but even though it’s beginning to look like spring in Copenhagen, the temperatures are so far from that it’s not even funny. After capturing some of the pink beauty, trying to avoid the many tourists blocking our view, we ended up in the Botanical Garden to visit the Palm House. The old palm house is from 1874 and is absolutely stunning, inside and out. It’s also super hot and humid, something that was more than needed after battling an icy cold wind. Autumn, winter and spring, this place feels like summer all year. The palm house also has quite nice lighting, so we ended up shooting in there as well. Neither of us can resist good lighting.
So many weird and beautiful plants
Before stepping into this tropical heaven we had just been outside freezing our butts off, trying to get the perfect shots for my Crossfit vs. Yoga post that is being published next week, and I was so cold wearing nothing but my yoga top and super thin pants in the ice cold wind. Opening the door to the palm house, and feeling the hot, humid air against my skin was incredible. If you look closely I’m still covered in goosebumps from the temperature change!
This is my bravest face when Preben insists on taking pictures of me super close up. Revealing all the imperfections I try to forget are there. It's a quite nice exercise even if it's uncomfortable to be in the process. Posting it is the real test.
I really like being on these small photography trips with Preben. He constantly inspires me to take better pictures. I have basically learned almost everything I know about photography from him, and I feel really grateful to have met him when I did. He has also taught me to be more comfortable in front of the camera, and try to understand how my models feel by being in their shoes, trying to get to know my angles, and being better at directing others. I still sometimes fail miserably when I'm being photographed, and sometimes don't even know whether I should laugh or cry when I see the results. Anyway, here he is. Preben!