Berlin: The Colour and The Shape
The city of Berlin is up there with the common romantic go-to’s. It’s guaranteed to be on any city travellers wish list — but for good reason. With myself and partner both having interests in food, fashion, and art, alongside nature and outdoor adventures, Berlin offered a lot of ticked boxes for our ideal city wonder.
But, there’s no doubt about it, the main highlight was simply walking the streets.
Compared to Paris and Amsterdam and the other regular European hotspots, Berlin is certainly the daddy of the cities in size alone. At the end of each day I had to give my feet a good rub from the amount of traipsing the UBhan and the "what-looks-like-a-5-minute" walks.
But the ache was worth it, as each street offers something different. Be it the graffiti lined walls in the Kreuzberg district, or the perfect symmetrical and gothic buildings in Mitte.
Largely, my photographic style has always favoured architecture and interiors, so Berlin
quite happily offered me a whole host of eye candy. It was the height of summer, and the sun was super strong - the conditions that my usual Fujicolour Superia film adores - and my does it show.
Our trip took us around a mixture of beautiful architecture and quirky natural parks, and looking back over the images of Grunewald Park next to some of the murky side-allys shows the immense diversity and character across the city. The strong day-time light graced a simple street scene with such clarity and "magic" (dare I say it), that I feel would not have been done justice
on anything else but film.
All shot on my Nikon FE2, with Fujicolour Superia
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