Humans by the sea

In Esbjerg a town at the west coast of Denmark they have a very big sculpture called “Humans by the sea“.

The sculpture depicts four white men in a row looking out over the sea, and is very reminiscent of Easter Island monoliths. The figure protrudes 9 meters into the air and can be seen from the sea side at a distance of up to 10 kilometers. The white men who looks out over the sea symbolize the encounter between human and nature.

The site is always full of people and as the sculptures are heavily photographed so it is difficult to get pictures in a new way with no tourists on.

I visited the site a couple of weeks ago when I was by my girlfriends new workplace. I had taken the Fujifilm GFX100 with me and the 45mm lens and used an hour in the area….and this was the result.

I think the angles and the way the pictures are edited give a “good vibe”. I admit that the sculptures are more white in the real world….but when I do my photography I always have those words in mind:

“Photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place……. it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”

― Elliott Erwitt

4 Comments Humans by the sea

  1. Tina Sørensen 30. juli 2020 at 10:15

    Hej Kaare

    Flot side med “Mennesket ved Havet” 💪🏻 Jeg har ikke nået at se mere af din side. Jeg faldt dog over en væsentlig ting i præsentation af kunstværker og det er Billedhuggerens navn (ligesom du også gerne vil nævnes i forbindelse med dine kunstværker) 😉
    Svend Wiig Hansen

  2. Kaare 30. juli 2020 at 15:13

    Hej Tina,

    Tak for kommentaren. Jeg har faktisk kunstnerens navn med….det står dog som et link i teksten. Det bør jeg måske gøre mere synligt 🙂

    1. Kaare 4. august 2020 at 9:20

      Tak Anders 🙂


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