most of you who have been around long enough to know that this blog is now 14 years old, and in all those years i have kept folders and folders of images that i have saved from my internet travels – many of which never made it on to the blog. sometimes i just decided not to share it, or i had something more important to talk about that week, or i simply forgot. and so i’ve decided to delve into my “maybe” folder and share… just because! One such collection is the work of Danish photographer Sven Türck:
Türck’s pictures give us a photographic impression of Danish society during the 1930s and 1940s. The cities have grown and rural life is already distant to many people. Clerks and sales women are biking through the streets or enjoying leisure time on the beach. The photographer documents children playing hopscotch in the yard or Christmas shoppers on a snowy street in Copenhagen. He catches the sun light and the Sunday mood under the foliage in Dyrehaven, a park north of Copenhagen, and he takes numerous pictures of historical buildings, modern architecture, harbors, bridges etc. He selects his motives carefully for the purpose of capturing the beautiful, the happy, the free spirit. The crisis of the 1930s, mass unemployment and social problems are invisible in the world of Türck.
I love how contemporary the women in these photos look! wearing some fashions that wouldn’t be out of place today. i’m really into that cropped bob haircut, too. see many more images of his work at The Royal Library, Denmark