There are some fantastic, wildly unusual and overwhelmingly creative spaces and places in Berlin. Whether it’s a restaurant or a secret hideout for a romantic picknick, we love strolling around our little Metropolis to find fresh places with an exciting story.
It’s not exactly spring yet, nor is it winter anymore. The hazy weather is getting me seriously moody and the city is, like every year, tightening around me. I thought cleaning the windows and letting desperately needed sunshine in would suffice, but nope, I’m still grumpy. So I thought maybe a short trip out of the city could
Getting deeply involved with Berlin sometimes means taking a step back and diving into history. Not only visually, but symbolically, some places that we visit today are unique in their existence. One of those places is definitely the former airport Tempelhof. For most of us, the area is nowadays nothing but a vast park, larger than any
It’s pretty obvious nowadays that Berlin is undergoing fast change. Some of it is critically manipulating the face of the city. All gentrification issues and xenophobia aside, it’s interesting, mesmerizing and shocking to see how fast even one street or Kiez can completely re-invent itself. It can be good, sure, yet most of the time
Well if that isn’t a pearl on the web. My friend Paul just shot me a link over via Twitter that turned out to be a treasure of time documented by a photographer called Chris John Dewitt. His work is an astounding collection of photographs taken from the early 80ies of Berlin, before the wall came down. Although we’ve
The following photographs were taken during a trip to Portugal in 2010. It was my first time shooting with a borrowed Nikon F801s and a rather trashy Lubitel 166B film camera and developping the film roles back home in my bathroom (to be honest i shot around 10 to 15 roles and the outcome wasn“t always perfect in terms
Berlin has many communities, some in and some out of sight of the general population. Whether these communities are held together by their neighborhoods, their aspirations or their taste in music isn’t relevant. What’s relevant is that these days, Berlin Community Radio is trying to be the meta-narrator of the stories and the art that
We did suggest some good partys for Fashion Week. Why not show what it looked like? Kreuzberg club Prince Charles was booked out for the whole week and every party looked different. Tassili decided to check out what the Patrick Mohr afterparty had in store. — His show was provoking, his after party extremely cheerful. Patrick
This summer I was invited to keep records of the Future/Memory exhibition in Dresden Hellerau together with Manuel from Draw a Line.The exhibition brought some of my favorite contemporary artists with a background in street culture, like Horfee, Boogie, Martha Cooper, Cleon Peterson, Stefan Marx, Jay “One” Ramier, Skki and Superblast to Dresden. As all
Maps are a travelers most treasured home decoration. Although the generic ones are far from pretty, they’re still worth another look, time and time again. Even more so when the maps have been obviously used and scribbled on. I love seeing where people went on vacation, which sights they marked and what kind of stuff they drew
Rooms have a particular effect on us. They guide our eyes and ears, thus leading our movement through built space. I am obsessed with spatial impacts and have a soft spot for the discovery of spatial pecularities and oddities. It occurred to me a while ago that a particularly peculiar spatial impact emanates from predator compounds.
I know it’s not allowed to take pictures during take off and landing, thank you very much. But sometimes I just can’t resist, even if I get verbally beaten up by the stewards for it. Especially when returning to Berlin, landing in Tegel is always exciting. If your seat is right, you might just get a glimpse over