• Sky Oasis

    Sky Oasis

    Places like the Sky Oasis let you know where you are. Somewhere with people who have little money and lots of time. Somewhere people don’t really visit were it not for family or maybe work. Somewhere uninteresting, boring, with little public life…like a small town in East Germany where most people simply have their homes…

  • Peaceful Church / Friedenskirche

    Peaceful Church / Friedenskirche

    One of my favorite buildings and places in Potsdam: The Church of Peace or “Friedenskirche”. The colonnades offer a place of calm and respite from our busy world. And a spot for young adults from the nearby high school to hang out.

  • Fields and Leaves

    Fields and Leaves

    If you browse through my posts and images you quickly realize that my “sujet” is the urban environment, especially the ugly, neglected or utilitarian kind. Which is kind of ironic because these environments usually stress me out being highly sensitive. Maybe depicting them as empty and quiet spaces is my way to deal with them.…

  • Photowalk Berlin #3: A promise of ugliness

    Photowalk Berlin #3: A promise of ugliness

    I did another photowalk with a lovely person who promised me plenty of ugliness. I like the ugly parts of town. I don’t like spending time there but I like taking pictures. And she did not promise too much. I saw horrible inner city highways, inhumane pedestrian overpasses, parking lots and a giant furniture big…

  • Berlin Alexanderplatz: A triplet in one image

    Berlin Alexanderplatz: A triplet in one image

    1: The station hall was originally built in 1882 but after severe damage in WWII redesigned in 1962 with a more austere socialist look. This look was mostly kept during the reconstruction finishing in 1998. The hall is to this day quite impressive. 2: The large department store (“Kaufhaus Tietz”) was built in the early…

  • Signs of Low Color

    Signs of Low Color

    Germans love signs, we love to tell each other what not to do and where not to do it. Here is a small collection purposefully de-saturated. This sign denotes a zone where motor vehicles shall not exceed a speed of 30 kilometers per hour. Speed limits in Germany are one of the few rules that…

  • Photowalk Berlin #2: Ramping up the Highway

    Photowalk Berlin #2: Ramping up the Highway

    Just me, my camera and pleasant conversation. This time I went through the district of Steglitz. The weather was overcast and cold. Perfect for moody black and white shots. My focus on this day were the abysmal urban spaces created by planners who thought that building elevated highways (“Stadtautobahn”) complete with on- and off-ramps through…

  • Park Sanssouci: Late winter impressions

    Park Sanssouci: Late winter impressions

    These are not my usual photography subjects but I felt like being a bit more in nature. So here are some mostly detail shots from Park Sanssouci. In late February it already felt like spring. About time. Evergreen Old Leaves Splendor Meticulous Photographic Notes:All images were taken with a Fujifilm X-E4, the XF 27mm 2.8…

  • Streets of Potsdam #1: Shopping

    Streets of Potsdam #1: Shopping

    Photographic Notes:Shot with the Fujifilm X-E4 + XF27mm 2.8 lens and my custom b&w recipe on a drizzly day. I think these images capture quite well the dreary winter days in Germany. Which one do you like best?

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