The “Hackesche Höfe” are a maze of pedestrian courses winding through a whole city block, each one conducting to another. Close to this unique feature in Berlin, there is another set of three courtyards bringing together restaurant and bar terraces in the purest style of the Berlin “Biergarten”. It is a real invitation to party, to share, in an atmosphere that is both traditional and avant-garde. I wanted to show here the granularity of the decorations by taking the wall plastered with news and press messages, showing how, even in its coolest manifestations, the city is aware of its particularities and is part of a daily reality to better magnify it.
This image is issued from my collection « City Instants ». My artistic choice is based on a framing taking a vertical, like here, or horizontal plane as a vanishing point on a major surface, taking the viewer into a perspective with a strong depth of field.
Humanity has created cities and towns since Antiquity to gather there, to protect themselves, to find there commonly the facilities it needs, to exchange, to have fun there, in short to share there.
My images unearth sharing on every street corner; it is sometimes only about his idea or its evocation, even symbols.
The magic of the photo rests in this ability to freeze for eternity the unique and fleeting moment. So many moments, so many expressions gathered in a single framing. All these trajectories suddenly and for a short time combined. These thousand destinies then compose, through the eyes of the photographer, a great whole that exceeds everyone. Timeless rendering by black & white. This is how my City Instants are born.
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