Journal of Flemming Bo Jensen

My Singapore Life – Introduction

20 April 2014

Charlene at Marina Bay

Charlene at Marina Bay

Since late October 2013, apart from spending March in Copenhagen, I have been living in Singapore. I am here to help and support my love Charlene and her mother, Charlene’s father sadly passed away on Oct 30th last year. After 5 months I can actually order food at the local hawker center (must be done in Singaporean English and loud!) and I am an expert at eating with chopsticks. It is time for the first of many stories from My Singapore Life.

Graham Marsh at Red Bull Studios Copenhagen

16 April 2014

Graham Marsh at Red Bull Studios Copenhagen - Fuji XT1

Graham Marsh at Red Bull Studios Copenhagen – Fuji XT1

Meet Graham Marsh, 4 time grammy award winning producer, at the controls at Red Bull Studios Copenhagen.

I made this portrait in March 2014 working for Red Bull, documenting the recording of an EP by upcoming Danish singer Jessica, produced by Graham. Charlene and I had some fantastic days working with Graham, Jessica and everyone at Red Bull. I love the special atmosphere of creativity and collaboration. Photographing music events and recording sessions can be tricky, you do not want to interfere or disturb, but always in Copenhagen we are welcomed as part of the team and everyone is happy to have us hover around and make pictures. It is a wonderful positive atmosphere  of creativity, sharing and making each other awesome, the way it should always be.

Fuji X-ambassador day in Copenhagen

10 April 2014

Charlene and I doing our presentation of how we use our Fuji cameras, showing our work.

Charlene and I doing our presentation of how we use our Fuji cameras, showing our work.  Picture by Ib or Kalle from Fuji.

After several months spent being a domestic-jedi in Singapore, I spent the month of March in Copenhagen. It was awesome to be on the road again and be back in – slightly cold but – magical Copenhagen. And it was wonderful to see family and friends again, ride my bicycle, and work for some of my favourite companies, Fujifilm and Red Bull Studios Copenhagen.

On the 22nd of March, Fujifilm Nordic held an ‘ambassadors’ event for the 5 largest dealers in Denmark and  Charlene and I had the pleasure of being part of the entire day.

Fuji XT1

24 March 2014

"Sir the rebel ships are so small they evade our lasers" at Club EXILE - 35mm lens, f/1.4 at 1/30, iso 5000

“Sir the rebel ships are so small they evade our lasers” at Club EXILE – 35mm lens, f/1.4 at 1/30, iso 5000

There’s a new camera in my bag. First I had a loaner from Fuji for a few weeks for testing. Then, this past Saturday, Charlene and I co-hosted and ran a workshop at a great FUJI ambassadors event in Copenhagen (more info and pictures coming). Arriving a bit tired and frozen in the morning, the Fuji Nordic guys welcomed me with an amazing present – the Fuji XT1.

Our Road

11 March 2014

This road goes on forever, stretching all around the world.

This road goes on forever, we make magic happen.

This road goes on forever, I am so lucky to be able to explore it with you.

(The double page spread is from a handmade book we made last year)

The Bass, the highway bridge and the Kraken

24 February 2014

Ohoi! There's bass under the bridge

Ohoi! There’s bass under the bridge (and notice the amount of Funktion One speakers)

They call it Bass under the Arch. Every year a gathering takes place in Copenhagen as thousands of ravers assemble under the arch of a raised highway. They are here to worship electronic beats and low frequencies. The event commences at 3pm and as the sub-bass enters our bodies, it becomes clear: the Ohoi! crew has us all, resistance is futile.

Grandfather

21 February 2014

Our family farm around 1910. My grandfather a young boy, sitting on a black horse.

Our family farm around 1910. My grandfather a young boy, sitting on a black horse.

My grandfather, on my father’s side, was born in 1903. That is him in the picture as a young boy, sitting on the black horse. I am guessing the picture is from 1910-1912. He was already 69 years old when I was born, yet I only remember him as strong and never old.