Posts Tagged ‘Photography’
Photographer Alpha Smoot dodges the crowds to gain some artful impressions at 48 Hours Neukölln... The aim of 48 Hours Neukölln – to provide a platform for artists to display their work in a mix of venues – has stayed the same since the event began in 1999, as a reaction to what were viewed as radical cuts to the local art-and-culture budget. The notoriously casual criteria for selection (there’s no jury or chief curator – any artist or Neukölln resident can get involved if [...]
Last weekend I finally checked out the Olympus OM-D Photography Playground at Berlin's Opernwerkstätten. I'd heard great things about the interactive exhibition from friends and, given I'm a photographer myself and have also been encouraging my son, Luka (5), to explore the world with a camera, it sounded like a recipe for some family fun. The venue itself is fantastic of course, but the whole thing is a stroke of marketing genius on the part of Olympus. You're handed a fully loaded OM-D [...]
Jack Seemer chats to Paul-Hynes Allen about his portraits of the homeless... Photographer Paul-Hynes Allen’s work has often been rooted in the concept of the outsider – the individual apart, oftentimes “the stranger”. It’s a concept that has driven him in the pursuit of artistic progress, but helped himself also to overcome the impact and scars from a turbulent past. Hailing from Croydon, south London, he first came to Berlin in 2004 after finishing his BA at Brighton [...]
Stuart Holt says a sad farewell to one of Berlin's most beautiful photography spaces.... Photo by Stuart Holt The first time I visited the C/O Gallery in Berlin it was deep winter. It was oppressively dark outside and the thick snow on the ground made a satisfying crunch as our collective boots marched towards the former post office on Oranienburgerstrasse. I was not yet very familiar with Berlin and somehow the city felt very Cold War to me - or at least cold; grainy and moody like [...]
Last week, STB founder Paul Sullivan represented Berlin in a three-city live-stream photography exhibition. Here's what happened... A few weeks ago I was approached by Sony UK to take part in an experiment. To promote the launch of their new NEX 5R - and specifically to show off its unique wireless capabilities - they wanted three photographers to spend a night shooting their respective cities (Berlin, Paris and London) and uploading the results live to a gallery in London. The project [...]
The ubiquity of shopping trolleys - (shopping carts in the US, Einkaufswagen in German) - says much about the societies we live in. Invented in 1937 by Oklahoma supermarket owner Sylvan Goldman, they have evolved from humble wire hand-baskets into symbols of (relative) wealth, hyper-commerce, and a general dependence on supermarkets for our daily sustenance. These days shopping trolleys can come with calculators, electronic store guides and even keep fit while you shop technology. In [...]
These images are taken from the series Color Berlin by Matthias Heiderich. To see more of his work, visit his website.
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Dougal Squires chats to Berlin-based street photographer Christian Reister... "I’m not one to say, “back in the day everything was better than now,'" says Christian Reister, a photographer who seems to relish change and movement, and the natural dynamism of cities and people. Perhaps best known for his photographs of Alexanderplatz -- collected together in his wonderful book, "Alex" -- Reister's work is about capturing the life stories of ordinary people and the environments that [...]
We asked you for your best photos of Berlin in spring. Here's our pick of your pics... Natalie Holmes To see our Winter in Berlin 2011 gallery, click here.