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.
Photography usually is used to give an exact image of what you see. With his newest series Jan Herdlicka takes a different approach. The images represent what he calls “the essence of memory”. If you think back to places you have been to, you wont be able to remember every detail. Things change in your mind,
Last month, we were asked by sporting brand Nike to play some music for a football tournament in various places around Berlin. The tournaments were strictly street style and the boys playing were all local Kiez kids defending “their” respective cages. The tournaments were crazy: street tricks, rough battling and lots of sportsmanship were to be
I love my hood for its abundance of delicacies. Whether it’s an exotic Arabic breakfast I’m craving or a Mediterranean gourmet experience for a low-budget, everything is available around Kreuzberg and Neukölln. Feliu, a Catalonian restaurant that has been open for a while now, belongs to the mid-range but affordable type of cozy restaurants with a menu á
Gentrification is like climate change. Its so obvious that everybody talks about it all the time but nothing happens. That leads to people getting annoyed by the topic, so they eventually start to ignore it. Gentrification is in the media, in politics, in rap-songs and on house-walls but most of the time the debates exclude
As if the Kitchensurfing concept wasn’t exciting enough, the makers of the culinary networking website have thought about a new idea on how to connect foodies with their local creative chefs. The Kiez Eats is a weekly program hosted by different cooks that invites interested people into a night of superb food. With a bit of a workshop-feeling going on
Our man Jan Herdlicka continues his charming project “Sammelkarten”. I think you know the procedure by now: you can get a package of beautiful handmade mini-prints of Jans photographs. If you are lucky you even find a “print”-card in your package, that gets you a nice print! All you have to do is like his page and write him!
During the last weeks I spent long nights viewing and ordering my messed up photo archive to pick out proper shots for my new website. In that process I found quite a lot of old and interesting photos I almost forgot about. Like this series about graffiti messages I started to shoot in early 2007. Back then, my attention got from
After 300 demonstrators gathered at Eastside Gallery earlier today to disturb the demolition of parts of the longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall, the building contractor and police decided to delay further construction. One piece of wall was removed, protestors are afraid that demolition will be continued later today or at night.
What if Berlin was like New York? What if all we did was breed high rising monuments, covering the sky with amazing architecture, giving Berlin the look and feel of a metropolis? A conventional metropolis, that is. Most people tend to appreciate that Berlin is not like New York, and yet it seems like an interesting experiment: what
After spending half a year in Malmö, sweden our friend Jan Herdlicka is back in town. He starts the year with the third edition of his Sammelkarten. If you dont know about them, here is the deal. Jan prints a selection of his photographs in 6×4 cm and glues them on paperboard. He does it with really simple
Berlin is suffocated by a grey, dark and rainy winter. Yesterday, I noticed a vague gleaming behind the raindrop covered bus window: Could that be the long awaited sun? Well, it wasn't the miracle I hoped for but the iridescent white tarp that covered a construction site so big, its sheen was bright enough to bring some light into that grey and rainy day.
First of all the whole FindingBerlin crew is wishing you all the best for the new year! We hope your NYE party was a blast and you had as much fun as us! Usually we don’t go out in this night cause we don’t like overpriced and overcrowded clubs. So we started doing our own partys instead