8 meters of Sydney

A couple of months ago I sold an image file of my Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay Panorama to be used for an 8 meter wide display at the opening exhibition at the new Utzon Center in Aalborg, Denmark. The building is of course designed by the Danish Architect Jørn Utzon, famous for designing The Sydney Opera House. Last weekend I finally had a chance to visit the Utzon Center and see the print at the exhibition. It’s a very impressive building and wauv; the photographer who shot that 8 meter wide photo, he’s really something special, he’s a legend !!!

If you have a chance to visit the Utzon Center here’s what you will encounter:

Lucas and the Opera House

Well I doubt that my dear 2 year old nephew (who loves the camera!) will be there as he is in this shot, but get to the Utzon Center before 10th of September 2008 and the print will be there! Here’s a link to video of the photo (shot with my old crappy camera phone, sorry about the appalling quality).

They did a really impressive display, it’s mounted on a free standing custom built curved wall. The image pixel size was blown up 200% but when the print is viewed from two meters away the image appears sharp and the curved effect is like standing in the middle of Sydney (well, floating in mid air looking at Sydney actually). My original shot is here:

Click to see large size on my gallery! Copyright Flemming Bo Jensen Photography

Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay Panorama
Copyright Flemming Bo Jensen Photography

I was actually going to ask them what they planned to do with the print after the exhibition but after seeing how it’s mounted it wouldn’t really fit in my flat!

20 Comments on “8 meters of Sydney”

  1. Nice shot, min ven. I'll grant you photo bigshot status.
    To attain lengend status however, you need to break new ground…like…go vertical!
    Off you go to Taiwan to shoot Taipei 101. You get somebody to exibit a 8 m print of that, and I'll grant you legend status, shout your name from the rooftops and buy you dinner. Hell, I'll even do the dishes 😉

  2. Great stuff Flemming.
    Congratulations, you must be pretty happy to see your work displayed like that, and the exposure that you get from something like that you can't buy.
    What happen's to the print when it's finished? Hope you retained the right's, could be worth a quid or three.

  3. Hi Merv and thanks! They printed my name in the corner of the image, hopefully one or two will spot it!
    I sold them an image file and a license to use it for the 3 months for this exhibition, it's not my print and I didn't print it. Having seen the display though it would be hard to move it without taking a chainsaw to it! And the print is in about eight 1 meter wide lanes and glued together wallpaper style to the wooden wall so it will be impossible to take it apart and not destroy it totally.

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