Copenhagen Central Hospital Laundry by Alastair Wiper

Have you ever been in a big hotel, or a hospital, and thought about where all that laundry gets done? A few months ago I was wondering just that when I was visiting a friend in hospital, and my wondering led me to the “FM Vaskeri”, the building where for over 100 years the laundry of Copenhagen’s five public hospitals is washed, dried, pressed and folded …

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Silicon Nights by Alastair Wiper

Silicon Valley, the home of the innovation, billionaire entrepreneurs, self-driving cars, and some of the world’s most boring architecture. When I first visited in 2015, like most people i suppose, I was expecting Silicon Valley to look like something from the Jetsons and that the architecture and buildings would be in sync with the aspirations of the companies that inhabited them …

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Art Basel 2018 Campaign by Alastair Wiper

For the third year in a row I have shot the campaign for the biggest art fair in the world. Art Basel puts on a fair in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong, and I travel to each city to shoot the images that will be used for posters, brochures, tickets, flags and everything else …

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Steinway & Sons Piano Factory, Hamburg by Alastair Wiper

Steinway was founded in Manhatten in 1853 by German piano builder Heinrich Engelhard Steinway (later Steinway). The company became very successful in the US, registering hundreds of patents and defining the sound and construction of modern pianos. In 1880, in order to reach European customers who wanted Steinway pianos and to avoid high import taxes, a factory was established in Hamburg Germany …

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The Absolut Vodka Distillery, Sweden by Alastair Wiper

Absolut Vodka is the third biggest spirit brand in the world, and the 99 million litres of it which are produced every year are all made here in Skåne, southern Sweden. The brand was started in 1879 by Lars Olsson Smith, the man who introduced continuous distillation to Sweden ...

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The Boeing Factory, Washington by Alastair Wiper

The Boeing factory in Everett, Washington, is the largest building in the world. Just north of Seattle, the 13,385,378 m3 building was constructed to build the first 747's in 1968, and is currently the place where the Boeing 747, 767, 777 and 787 are assembled.

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Vitra Campus, Germany by Alastair Wiper

Vitra is a family owned Swiss furniture company that was founded in 1957. The company made it's name by selling designs from some of the most famous furniture designers in the world such as Charles and Ray Eames, Verner Panton and George Nelson, and today it's campus is a place of pilgrimage for architecture and design lovers ...

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Sausage Factory, Denmark by Alastair Wiper

Among all the magical things in life—your first love, snow on Christmas Eve — there are few wonders greater than the Danish hotdog. But who knows what actually goes into that sausage which sits there in the sliced bun, all golden and gilled, snuggling up to remoulade, crispy onions, and pickled cucumber ...

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The Sunbeam Theatre, Hong Kong by Alastair Wiper

The Sunbeam Theatre is a landmark theatre in Hong Kong, showcasing Cantonese Opera. Established by immigrants from Shanghai in 1972, the theatre has changed hands numerous times and has been fighting closure for the last 15 years. The theatre sits on prime real estate, which is worth a lot of money in Hong Kong, and the landlord had been threatening to close ...

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From Cow to Cheese, Denmark by Alastair Wiper

Arla Foods is the biggest producer of dairy products in Scandinavia. It is a cooperative owned by over 7,000 Danish and Swedish farmers, and it is the seventh largest dairy company in the world measure by turnover. I followed the process of some of their cheese being made, from the milking of the cows to the cheese production at one of their huge dairies in Taulov, Denmark ...

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