Black and White Light

Waiting for the M41 Bus on Sonnenalle, Treptow, Berlin

Waiting for the M41 Bus on Sonnenalle, Treptow, Berlin

Contrast - seen in Mariendorfer Weg, Neukölln

Contrasts – seen in Mariendorfer Weg, Neukölln

Tree Shadow - Angermünde, Brandenburg

Tree Shadow – Angermünde, Brandenburg

Sunny moment at Eberswalde train station

Sunny moment at Eberswalde train station

View of silhouettes and roof of Potsdamer Platz

View of silhouettes and roof of Potsdamer Platz station

Black and white street photo of backlid silhouette near Potsdamer Platz

Backlid silhouette near Potsdamer Platz

Black and white street photo of passengers arriving at Erfurt train station

Passengers arriving at Erfurt train station.

Street photo of a man's reflection on a moving train window

Moving Mirror

Street photo of a man underneath Angermünde train bridge

Man underneath Angermünde train bridge

Black and white street photo of geometric shadowlines  at train station Schöneberg, Berlin

When the sun becomes the artist (train station Schöneberg, Berlin)

Black and white street photo of a man waiting at train station Schöneberg, Berlin

Waiting at train station Schöneberg, Berlin

I love when the sun comes out and makes everything instantly look cinematic. Especially in the winter times when the sun never rises very high and thus creates dramatic background light, silhouettes, shapes and shadows. The perfect conditions for black and white photography. I literally cannot stop taking photos then. 

Neukölln stay(s) dirty!

Graffiti on a house wall in Rixdorf area of Neukölln

Graffiti on a house wall in Rixdorf area of Neukölln

Dirty corner at Hermannstraße station in Neukölln, Berlin

Dirty corner at Hermannstraße station in Neukölln, Berlin

Having lived in Neukölln a few years I can confirm that it is in many areas a dirty place. A part of me feels it adds to the charme and undergroundy authentic vibe of the more and more hip district in the South West of Berlin. Another part is sad and angry that people chuck their rubbish everywhere disrespecting our environment. 

 The writing “Neukölln bleibt dreckig!“translates as “Neukölln stays dirty!“ I see it occasionally written on walls in the city; sometimes with Berlin, Kreuzberg etc. instead of Neukölln. I understand it as a angry cry for people who are scared of gentrification which is “cleaning“ up more and more areas and making the rents go up and up and thus taking away the home districts aka Kieze of people who cannot afford to live there any longer. 

Graffiti “Unsere Viertel - Unsere Straßen“ - “Our quarter - our streets“

“Unsere Viertel – Unsere Straßen“ – “Our quarter – our streets“

The question is if these writings will in any way stop the gentrification or if it adds to the area being seen as cool and undergroundy and therefore attracts even more rich, boring people who want to feel cool and undergroundy. 

Waiting Dogs

waiting dog outside a supermarket in Neukölln

Waiting dog outside Edeka, Panier Straße, Neukölln

Photo of a Waiting dog at Kaiser's super market, Baumschulenweg

Waiting dog at Kaiser’s, Baumschulenweg

Two dog waiting outside a drugstore in Baumschulenweg, Berlin

Two dog waiting outside a drugstore in Baumschulenweg, Berlin

Here are more photos of my favourite photo series of Waiting dogs.