Departure Berlin

The images shown here were collected over several years of commuting within the beautiful and gritty city of Berlin. The places I saw are usually busy, loud and dirty but also vibrant, alive and exciting. What I wanted to capture was a certain empty essence, a quality of nothingness and transience. There is a calm sadness in these images but also an invitation to imagine the other places people go to or come from. Home, work, shopping, friends and lovers.

departure Berlin
snake disgorges people
ants collecting food
move upward for great taste
touch and wait
stroller through the tunnel
exit with the light tube
destination squared
compartmentalization
refuse third eye
empty haze
personal growth
ritual of the day

© 2022 Empty Snaps by Paul Hoppe