‘Majestic’ (2014)




‘Thor’, The Indian Ocean (2014)
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“Majestic -32 Days Aboard the Biggest Ship in the World” is a book, published by Gyldendal (2015, first edition, 2000 copies), offering an authentic and intimate insight, as well as an artistic meditation, on what it means to be a modern sailor on the biggest ship in the world.


You can scroll through select spreads from the book here




Background
In 2014, Danish author Kirsten Jacobsen and photographer Gregers Heering mangaged to obtain clearance to join The Majestic Mærsk on a 10 day journey originating from Hong Kong. The vessel was at the time the biggest ship in the world,  

Jacobsen and Heering eventually ended up staying on board for 32 days, joining Majestic and her crew on a journey strectching from the Far East, across the Indian Ocean, up by the Somali Coast, through the Suez Canal before finally setting foot on solid ground in Spain, the Mediterranean. 

Throughout the entire history of Mærsk Line, no non-crew member has ever travelled this long and this far with one of their vessels, not even members of the founding family.

The book therefore offers a highly unique, honest and historical insight into this highly secluded world both in and outside the ship. 

The project was self-financed by the authors.

Select of Heering’s photographs from the project were later exhibited, debuting @ In The Gallery, Copenhagen in April, 2015 (see installation views below).

The project has been featured in numerous publications such as CNN, The New York Observer, Der Spiegel, F-Stop, Politiken, Cover Magazine and PDN.

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‘Glitter’, The Indian Ocean (2014)
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‘Launch’, Hong Kong (2014)
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‘Beast II’, Kwangyang, South Korea (2014)
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‘Cosmos’, The Indian Ocean (2014)
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“This still night was bewildering in its deep silence and peace, as if something had happened to the world; as if the soul of it had been, by some magic, turned upside down. The free monsoon came from far places, and the sea wandered on under its sway, on her long journey, in the face of the dim luminous moon.
But the brightness of the moon upon the water was so clear that it seemed as if all the light in the world were in reality radiating from the sea, to be reflected in the skies. The waves looked solid, as if one might safely have walked upon them, while it was into the vertiginous sky that one might sink and fall, into the turbulent and unfathomable depths of silvery worlds, of bright silver or dull and tarnished silver, forever silver reflected within silver, moving and changing, towering up, slowly and weight”


From “The Dreamers” by Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)
as used in the book “Majestic - 32 Days Aboard the Biggest Ship in the World”







1. ‘Beast I’, Pusan, South Korea (2014)
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2. ‘Beasts’, Kwangyang, South Korea (2014)
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3. ‘Interstellar’, The Indian Ocean (2014)
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4. ‘Slip Stream’, The Indian Ocean (2014)
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5. ‘Space Walk’, The Korea Strait (2014)
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6. ‘Transformation’, The Yellow Sea (2014)
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7. ‘Floating’, The Indian Ocean (2014)
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8. ‘Out Here’, The Mediterranean (2014)
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9. ‘Bridge’, Suez Canal (2014)
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10. ‘Local Fishermen’, Suez Canal (2014)
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11. ‘Red Handles’, The Red Sea (2014)
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12. ‘Belly’, DSMV ship yard (2014)
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13. ‘Divided Waters’, The Mediterranean  (2014)
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14. ‘The Creators’, DSMV ship yard (2014)
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15. ‘The Dreamers’, near Kwangyang, South Korea (2014)
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16. ‘Silver Ocean’, near Algeciras, Spain (2014)
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Installation views