Journal of Flemming Bo Jensen

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Charlene in Copenhagen

30 June 2014

C is Born to Rock 1000

Charlene, Born to Rock at ‘Hipster bridge’, Copenhagen, July 2013. (I shot the picture, Charlene did the nice processing)

This picture I made two days after Charlene landed in Copenhagen for the first time, almost year ago in 2013. She’s wearing her Born to Rock t-shirt. She is and makes me want to be always be awesome – and she caused a woman walking by to smile and say “I like your t-shirt. I too was born to rock“.

Copenhagen is fantastic in Summer, I would not want to be anywhere else. I had a magic 2 months here during Summer 2013. This year I arrived in early June to work the Distortion festival while Charlene has been in Singapore (damn you, Schengen visa bullshit!). Finally, on July 1st, a month of  of counting the days, of waiting for my love, ends. In some ways I have been waiting for this Summer for 8 months. Summer of epicness you may begin, the Mad and Magic Raving team are back, ready to rock!

“There’s a lot of things you need to get across this universe. Warp drive… wormhole refractors… You know the thing you need most of all? You need a hand to hold.” – Doctor Who

“I am weird, you are weird. Everyone in this world is weird. One day two people come together in mutual weirdness and fall in love.” ― Dr. Seuss

Du er magisk” – me!

Distortion 2014: Final Party with Red Bull Music Academy

23 June 2014


Mykki Blankco. 56mm lens at f/1.2.

The grand final party at Distortion 2014 is called - The Final Party . I had the pleasure of again working for Red Bull Music Academy. Final Party is held at an abandoned ship yard where 10-12,000 ravers go nuts at a mix of open air sound systems, tents and dark warehouses. I was looking forward to shooting our indoor warehouse stage where the sound, light, stage and performers promised something special and otherworldly – engage the turbo lasers!

Distortion 2014: Thursday with Red Bull Music Academy

16 June 2014

DJ Rafik fires up the crowd

DJ Rafik fires up the crowd

At Distortion festival 2014, the Wednesday was not all that surprisingly followed by a Thursday! The street parties moved from the hood of Nørrebro to Vesterbro, and I was working for Red Bull Music Academy. Now, the street parties are a lot more fun it if doesn’t rain and at 2.30pm it began bucketing down and it lasted almost an hour. Fortunately half an hour before the 1600 hour kickoff, the rain stopped and never did return. Even the weather gods love a good street rave! Armed with two cameras, a bit of self confidence, gel in my hair and the infamous jacket (no sonic screwdriver though) I quickly cruised my bike to the Red Bull stage.

Distortion 2014: Wednesday with Copia Doble Systema

13 June 2014

Copia Doble Systema playing a packed Skt Hans Torv in Copenhagen

Copia Doble Systema playing a packed Skt Hans Torv in Copenhagen. About 100,000 people danced in the streets every day.

Distortion is the annual “celebration of Copenhagen Street Life and Modern Party Culture” . More than a hundred thousand people take to the street to use the entire city as a music venue. 4 days of parties, where the first two days are a multitude of street events that started Wednesday in the Nørrebro area. I had the pleasure of hanging out and photographing my friends at Copia Doble Systema all Wednesday, we kicked off the day at the WTF outdoor stage and when the street parties ended at 10pm, Copia Doble played a full set at an after party in Club Global. This is a collection of my pictures of the escapades that included a blue tiger, a ninja smoke bomb and a very jetlagged sleep deprived me trying not to fall off stage.

Ukendt Kunster – Forbandede Ungdom

12 May 2014

HP of Ukendt Kunster at Trailerpark Festival 2013, Copenhagen

One of my pictures of HP from Ukendt Kunster at Trailerpark Festival 2013, Copenhagen

Finally, May 12, and the new Ukendt Kunster album ‘Forbandede Ungdom’ is out. I have been waiting for months and have been listening to it all morning, absorbing the words, the beats. Guys, it is absolutely magical music yet again. Hope to see you this Summer in Copenhagen.

My Singapore Life – Nightwalking

11 May 2014

HDB public flats at night in Tampines, Singapore

HDB public flats at night in Tampines, Singapore

The days in Singapore can be rather extreme. Sitting one degree off the equator, either the sun is melting you or tropical storms threaten to drown you. Either way it is always hot and humid, you are always sweating. Someday Singapore will announce they have figured out how to build an airconditioned dome over the entire island and I won’t blame them. It can be incredibly hot and humid making you not want to move anywhere. The nights are different. The nights are for walking.