This chapel was built in 1620 and commissioned by Christian the 4th. Christian was crowned king in 1595 at the age of only 19. His reign was very turbulent, he wanted to ensure that Denmark (and Norway) was the biggest power in northen Europe. He entered Denmark into the what was to become the 30 year war against the will of his council. Denmark lost the war and Christian the 4th saw his own internal power weakened. However his is one of the most pupular king in danish history. Responsible for founding many new cities name after himself, like Christianshavn, Christianssand and for many beautiful buildings like Round Tower and the stock exchange.
My graduation project as a commercial photographer was to photograph all 10 cathedrals in Denmark. I wanted to do something different with my architecture pictures. Focussing on the old instead of the modern and photographing these sites during the night seemed to fit the bill nicely.
I also did panoramas of the inside after having spent the night in my car.
I took more then 14 days of driving and 200+ hours of computer work. I received much appraisal and the highest grade for this project.