Carlsberg Elephants

March 29, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

A series of shots I took yesterday at the beer company Carlsberg's "new" brewery (ca. 1880). These are the famous (maybe only in denmark) four full sized asian elephants sculpted in the granite foundation, looking to hold the entire weight of the building on their shoulders. A truly marvelous gateway, the elephants symbolizing Carl Jacobsen, the founders, four children. Well, technically he was the son of the founder J.C. Jacobsen but he started his own brewery because he didn't quite see eye to eye with his father when it came to brewing beer, classic father son struggle, building a brewery to show off his old man.

Fun fact: Carlsberg discovered a strain of yeast (pure yeast) back in 1877 for the production of lager, made the discovery public, and it is now the most commonly used yeast for the production of lager.

One a more personal note. Yesterday I sent my portfolio to "Stocksy" which is a newly started stock photography site, hopefully I will hear back from them at some point. My style might be a bit "darker", more contrasty, than the majority of their stock, but so is Thomas Hawk's work and he is one of their top contributors. So fingers crossed. 
 
Check out Stocksy here: http://www.stocksy.com

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