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Grainy dukdalf from 1979 in Rotterdam Harbor

May 2, 2017

We are happy to introduce Peter de Ru´s photo series “Rotterdam harbor” shoot in 1979. The charming grainy effect, that modern photographers seek and try to create today, is of course an authentic element in all his analogue photos. 

Rotterdam Harbour photo series by Peter de Ru

Rotterdam Harbour photo series by Peter de Ru

 

The photo series shows us not only the rough life as worker in the harbor but they also take us in to intimate, authentic meetings between men and woman in the well known bar Black Swan at the harbor. The photos are all authentic as the feeling in them as there is a strong presence in all of Peter photos.

Black Swan bar at Rotterdam Harbor from 1979. Photography by Peter de Ru

Black Swan bar at Rotterdam Harbor from 1979. Photography by Peter de Ru

The photo “Compass Dukdalf”, below, are one of those photos you´ll just not be able take anymore. The reason is that the job as Dukdalf is no longer in practice due to that all ships have GPS today.

 

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Peter is born in the Netherlands and due to love he moved to Sweden in 1969. Not only was he a student at Christer Strömholms Photo School, now called Fotoskolan, in Stockholm but he was also lecturing in photography at Valands school of art in Gothenburg as well as Beckmans School of Arts in Stockholm. Peter has been working as a professional photographer since 1975 and has gained international knowledge with his photographic art works.

Enjoy his photos in our online gallery. 

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