. . . Street Photography

This is where I started out, I caught the bug for street photography a few years ago, and although I still do enjoy it, it does at times feel a little intrusive, and here in Germany it’s also becoming very difficult, because of the legal requirement to have the written permission of everyone in an image before the shutter has even been pressed.

This is almost certainly the reason why much of German Street photography has degenerated into just showing old people taken from behind as they struggle home with their shopping on a Saturday afternoon, or under exposed images, whereby almost everything is cast into artificial shadow.

Difficult.

  • Winter Trees in the TiergartenWinter Trees in the Tiergarten
    The Tiergarten This is one of my favourite places in Berlin, translated literally it means “The Animal Garden”, but it’s one of those confusing compound German words that actually just means ...
  • Jewish MemorialJewish Memorial
    PLACES The Jewish Memorial in central Berlin, can there be a more somber reminder that 6+ Million Jews were murdered during WW II? In an area of 19,000 square meters the architect, ...
  • Mendelssohn-Bartholdy-Park/GleisdreieckMendelssohn-Bartholdy-Park/Gleisdreieck
    PLACES Berlin is full of such constructions, heavy steel beams riveted together to form an industrial flavoured urban infrastructure upon which the local public transport system flows. This is the section between ...
  • Schlesische Straße/FalckensteinstraßeSchlesische Straße/Falckensteinstraße
    STREET CORNERS The North-West corner of Schlesische Straße/Falckensteinstraße in Kreuzberg, Berlin, 21/11/2020 a Saturday between 15:00 and 16:00. COVID restrictions, lockdown, empty streets, featuring the usual Kreuzberg texture of half stolen bicycles, ...
  • Yorckstraße/MehringdammYorckstraße/Mehringdamm
    STREET CORNERS Welcome to what will hopefully become a series about street corners. This is the corner of Mehringdamm/Yorckstraße in Kreuzberg, Berlin, but not just any corner, it’s the South-West corner, 02/11/2020 ...


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