Travel Photography: Berlin
Travel photography is an immense source of inspiration for me. I always make the effort to share at least a few photos from my trips on the blog. The reason being I believe they show a very genuine side of my photography and an important one.
My short trip to Berlin last weekend was a special one, because I got to spend some time with two of my closest friends in the world. It’s quite rare nowadays for us to be all in the same country. So that definitely added to the pleasure and excitement of visiting a new country.
Our host, my friend Dora, is a specialist in German culture and has been living in Berlin for a while now. It was a great opportunity for us to be able to freely access her knowledge while walking around the city.
It was rainy and we were a bit limited by that, but somehow the city still managed to come across as cosey and familiar. I personally found the grey weather gave it a sort of bittersweet melancholy that I am very fond of. Wherever we went, there was an incredible amount of construction and remount work going on. At the same time, the overall atmosphere of the city was very chilled and somewhat slow-paced.
I’ll be honest and say that, for me, the weight of its memory was quite heavy to deal with in some moments. Even though we did not have the time to explore much, I was extremely touched by some of the places we visited.
As a photographer, I found particularly important to try and capture the gravity of some historical fragments in a respectful and appropriate way. In an age when everyone has a camera in their pocket, I find this to be a particularly important principle and I hope I managed to attain to it.
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