What we see, what we do and who we meet: it usually happens right in our neighborhood. These little randoms make up most of our lives here in Berlin. With every little piece of the puzzle we hope to get closer to portraying an authentic picture of the city.
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
For the Absolut Campaign 2014, Absolut Vodka is presenting its new international project “Next Frame by Absolut”, a collaboration with the acclaimed Brazilian graphic novel artist and author Rafael Grampá. “Next Frame” is an interactive project that invites Absolut Fans to take the opportunity to enter their own ideas for the graphic novel that Grampá is
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
In the last months and years, the morale towards new residents and visitors steadily plummeted in popular neighbourhoods such as Kreuzberg or Neukölln. It grew to a noticeable tension a long time ago and has already become an unbearable condition that tempered much of what made this city and these neighbourhoods interesting and inviting in the first
Just before the crowds left Berlin for the holidays, everybody gathered at the launch event of some of our dearest friends’ latest passionate project, Draw a line. Some needed to grab a few last gifts for their loved ones, others were on the lookout for some fine art editions to accessorise their flats, many came to see
The DJ leaves the last song play off, the daylight crawls through the windows of the basement. The air is filled with smoke and heat, the disco ball is still running for an empty dancefloor. Kids chilling in the corner, trippy talking about life or the next line or both. It’s 9am, the bar crew
Probably one of the most elaborate and best Berlin blogs/magazines currently online is Slow Travel Berlin. The richness of detail and love that Paul and his colleagues put into portraying the city is amazing and if you don’t know the site yet, it’s sure worth a look. Perfectly in time for Christmas, Slow Travel Berlin released
People tend to forget very often that FindingBerlin was once created as a showcase for the photography within our group of friends. While we’ve extended the philosophy to include more than just our own circle of friends, we’re still, essentially, just that: a crew that likes to take pictures, travel the world and discover new places in
In continuation of the Raumverdichtungen series, Jan Herdlicka visited places you come across everyday. In his technical process the obvious dimensional characteristics blur out and only a fraction is left. With this he is questioning the process of memory and the character of the structures surrounding us.
While getting back to work without the distraction of swimming pools and Späti-Hangouts might be a bit of a bummer, this fall has been beautiful so far. For the next two or three weeks, the streets will hopefully be covered in golden and brown and green and red and orange and yellow colors of the falling leaves,