Words on a Kempinski Session (09/2016)

Words on a Kempinski Session (09/2016)


Desolation Road © Knut Skjærven

Desolation Road © Knut Skjærven

Kempinski Sessions are held a few times each year.

Participants are influential, intelligent and generous people with good manners and a liking for street photography.  Or complementary arts and crafts. They are stake holders of New Street Agenda.

Important themes are often discussed. Like the future of Europe. Much are decided.

Kempinski Sessions might be held with short notice and may, in fact, not be publicised at all. Fewer or more people can attend. It varies.

From time to time Kempinski Sessions blend with street photography.  As is the case with this photograph taken in Berlin, September 9, 2016. In the famous Cafe Sibylle at Karl Marx Allé. From the time when Stalin still was a hero in that part of town.

Please notice, as the French would say, the differance in this photograph understood as the difference in attitude towards the presence of the photographer of the two live parties: The group in the background and the single person in the foreground. Wearing sunglasses.

Participants at Kempinski Sessions are highly respected, often private people, and no names are usually named. The Henri, though, is always present but are for personal reasons seldom captured on film. Often you need to settle for his empty chair.

He was present at this session.

No more should be said about this photograph except that the glass is Carl Zeiss Planar Zeiss 1.4/5o ZE.

That much can be revealed.

© Knut Skjærven. All rights reserved.
Copenhagen, September 6, 2016.

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Knut Skjærven

Knut Skjærven is a Norwegian photographer, writer and researcher working out of Copenhagen, Denmark.