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Patrick Kauffmann is a Copenhagen based photographer. Apart from working for magazines and corporations, he also works on personal projects, often exploring deserted places in the city in search of finding beauty in decay. This series, “Spree Park”, was taken at an abandoned theme park in Berlin in the Autumn of 2009. His work has been exhibited in Copenhagen, Germany, France and Monaco. Taken from Feature Shoot.

All images © Patrick Kauffmann

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Patrick Kauffmann

Patrick Kauffmann

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Patrick Kauffmann

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Great work by Copenhagen’s Sigurd Grünberger. Taken from the  Feaverish Photography Blog.

All images © Sigurd Grünberger.

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Sigurd Grünberger

Maja Daniels – Christiania

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Candice Swanepoel in “Candice does Copenhagen” photographed by Mario Testino for VMan Winter 2010. Taken from Paper Mode.

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Mario Testino

Rod Stewart

I was raised with Rod Stewart, my mum used to listen to Atlantic Crossing* every weekend when she was cleaning the house. Growing up I didn’t know better and I thought that was how Rod Stewart had always sounded, boy was I mistaken. Later in life, maybe mid-teens I found a Rod Stewart vinyl with his greatest hits from before his move to America and after that day I was in love. I realised that this guy could really sing and that he wasn’t just some sleazy ballad singer that entertained mums when they were cleaning.

Rod Stewart

This was magic. His voice, the songs and especially the guitar playing. I think I have been in love with Ron Wood’s guitar playing for as long as I have listened to Rod Stewart. There was something special about the chemistry between the musicians on Rod’s albums and as soon as I bought my first The Faces album I knew why. Here you had the whole Small Faces but with Ron and Rod instead of Steve Marriot. The rhythm section had played together for years and Ron and Rod knew each other from touring America with the Jeff Beck group. They sounded amazing from the start.

The Faces

The Faces became my favourite rock band and I still have more respect for them than The Rolling Stones. They created a whole new genre in England inspired by southern rock, boogie rock, blues and soul. After reading Rod Stewart’s, Ron Wood’s and Ian McLagan’s biographies you start to realise that they probably had quite a lot of fun during their drunken heydays as well. On their tours in America they always had a fully equipped bar on stage with a bartender dressed in a tailcoat. Ian also requested a white grand piano for every gig since they were so convenient to line up coke on, everything so the band could stroll around on stage and get their refreshments when needed.

Rod Stewart and Ron Wood

I used to be a photographer for one of the main papers back in Sweden and was once sent to shoot Lenny Kravitz in Copenhagen. On the way back to Malmo the journalist I was with started to tell me stories about his life. He had seen The Faces live in Copenhagen in 1971 and he claimed that was the best rock gig he had ever seen in his life, all the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen tours he had witnessed included. He also told me that he saw the Faces play in Lund two days later and that was the worst gig he had seen in his life. The boys were so drunk that they couldn’t stand up straight or play properly, they just fell over each other all the time. I think I would have given quite a lot of money to have witnessed the mayhem of the drunken Faces as well.

The Faces

After a few years in London I actually ended up in Muswell Hill, close to where Rod Stewart bought his first house when he started to make some money. And every time I took the bus from Muswell I went past Highgate and Archway where Rod grew up and went to school. By the way, his family house the old post office has been replaced by a gas station, to my disappointment.

The Faces

Rod Stewart has probably helped me more than anyone else through the difficult times I have faced in the past. I think every time a girlfriend has dumped me I have locked myself away with a bottle of whisky and listened to either some early Rod Stewart or The Faces loud on the stereo. According to me the best medicine there is for broken hearts.

Rod Stewart

This is why I love Rod Stewart, such a voice:

And this is why I love The Faces, the cutest band ever:

My Rod Stewart play list in Spotify:

http://open.spotify.com/user/claesito/playlist/5njdz0bsYRTY1j2MQzGlAC

*Atlantic Crossing was Rod Stewart’s first solo album without Ron Wood and the others from the Faces. It was recorded in 1974-75 with some of the best studio musicians in America and even though it’s not his worst album, it can never be compared to his 5 previous albums.