Photo Blog: Day 912

#912 – Parliamentary Architecture

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Understandably, there has been a lot of reconstruction work in Berlin over the last quarter of a century. From being flattened by British air raids in the 1940s to having a strip torn through it when the wall was constructed in the 1960s, the last 25 years have been spent piecing the streets together again. In some areas this is being done faithfully, replacing old with new, like-for-like. In other areas, however, where the unified government buildings have been constructed, some more futuristic buildings catch the eye.

Up for Discussion – Street Portraits

ckponderings:

A great overview of street portraiture from a good friend! :)

Originally posted on Leanne Cole PHOTOGRAPHY:

Today’s post is similar to last week, but I asked Richard Guest from The Future Is Papier Mâché to write one on Street Photography as well, but this time on Portraits.  Richard has been taking portraits of people on the streets for a couple of years, and I have been following along while he had been doing them.  I hope you enjoy Richard’s post.

Street Portraits

Since May 2012 I’ve been walking up to strangers and asking if I can take their portrait. It’s frightening, thrilling, rewarding and extremely addictive.

Nowadays we think of the street photographer as a flaneur, a wanderer, an observer, an artist roaming the metropolis, hunting for that decisive photographic moment. But in the early twentieth Lulucentury the term “street photographer” described someone who took portraits of strangers for money. Weegee (later famous for his crime reportage) began his career this way.

Throughout the twentieth, and…

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Photo Blog: Day 911

#911 – Bridge

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The underside of one of the many bridges crossing the Spree river. Curves and lines… Why would I not take a photo?!

Photo Blog: Day 910

#910 – Pipes

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There are a lot of temporary water pipes in Berlin at the moment, to help alleviate the ongoing building works in the city. With a bright blue sky behind them, they made for interesting photographs…

Photo Blog: Day 909

#909 – Looking In

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Part of an exhibition at the Collegium Hungaricum in Berlin, this extremely tall man wanted to know what was going on inside…

Photo Blog: Day 908

#908 – Just Checking

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“So, how did it turn out?”

Photo Blog: Day 907

#907 – Selfie

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“Look, ma! I’m in Berlin!”

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