North Laine…

The second feature on Brighton….

Leica M2 & M6; Summilux 50 & Summicron 35; Kodak Portra & T-Max

 

Cool Dude…..

One from the Dubai series……

Leica M9; Summilux 50; VSCO

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Metamorphosis – Teufelsberg (Berlin)

The Teufelsberg is an artificial hill in the middle of Berlin. It is made up of the rubble that was cleared out of the heavily bombed city after the war. It is the highest point in Berlin and lies in the former British sector. The British and the Americans built a listening post on the top so they could intercept messages far into the eastern sectors. After the wall came down the occupying powers withdrew and the numerous investment projects have failed leaving the former listening facility in the hands of artists and musicians. A true metamorphosis!

Leica M9; Summilux 50; Summicron 35; Lightroom & VSCO

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Week Six – Fantasia….

Nothing is as it seems….

Leica M9; Summilux 50; Summicron 35; Lightroom & NIK

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Intermezzo – Father’s Day…

….or “There she was just a walk’in down the street, sing’in dowah diddy, diddy dum diddy do!”

Fujifilm X-Pro1

Fujinon 35mm f1.4

Lightroom & VSCO

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Week 17 – Rain and Eis

It’s never too cold or too wet for ice cream…..

Fujifilm X100
Fujinon f2 23mm
Aperture and NIK

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Week 33 – Good Morning, Morning ….

This somehow reminds me of a song I used to listen to when I was a kid.

Mike Harding wrote
“I was a penniless student wandering round Manchester, staying up all night in all-night cafes making a cup of coffee last for ever and arguing about life and politics through the night. This song is about the morning after when the sun came shouting into the city and, faintly delirious and high on the pure wonder of being alive, I wandered round watching the town waking up. The song was written down in 1975 but was really written in those mad days of testosterone and Holts’ Bitter – 1960 -1963.”

Been there, seen it and done it, even if it was 30 years later…….

Bomber’s Moon of which Good Morning Morning was one of the tracks, was released in 1984

Home

Week 31 – Schlössernacht….

or even the night of the palaces. This is an annual “cultural feast” during which the Sanssouci Park opens its gates to visitors well into the night. The palaces are ablaze with light and classical music resounds from every corner, this is rounded off with a fantastic firework display at midnight.

We managed to sneak on the eve of the occasion while all was quiet for a quick nosey.

Week 25 – Stardom

This guy just sat down and started hammering away at those drums …. it was a pleasure to listen to!

This was developed as if it had been shot on Agfa APX 400 film.

Week 19 – Karneval der Kulturen

I love the arty, cross-processed, analogue film type of pictures as well as the high contrasty black and whites. I don’t particularly like the HDR type of photography.

However after yesterday’s colourful party at the “carnival of the cultures” in Berlin, I felt that I had to try to capture the colour and the atmosphere, and that this could only be done with a highly saturated HDR.

So here’s to something just a little different!

Many thanks go to the pupils and teachers of the Goethe Gymnasium in Nauen for a great time!

Week 14 – The Class of 2011


The Class of 2011 in 2011

It’s 21 years ago this Spring since I sat my A-levels and these ladies 20 years my junior will be studying hard as I write to make sure they get the grade for Uni. I certainly don’t envy them in the slightest.

Without wanting to sound like the pompous “old git” that I really am, I’d like to say to them “make the most of it all and above all enjoy it!”, I know I did (and do).

The picture below gives an idea how the scene my have looked in the late 1980’s or early 1990’s.

My special thanks go to:

The Music Class of 2011 at the Goethe Gymnasium Nauen, Germany

They are: Nora, Anika, Carolin, Susi, Anne, Deborah, Sophia, Fine, Anne, Jenny, Isabell, Alena, Kristina, Miriam, Franzi and Antje.

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The Class of 2011 in 1991