Berliner Brandenburg

Berlin backdrop. The German unit photographically on the track. The German unity celebrated twenty-year anniversary on October 3. The largest party grew naturally in the capital, Berlin. There, the Berlin bear danced.

And I was in the middle. It was a nice experience to see people that are not met, but embraced and together came to the event. The creators of the festivities and productions have succeeded to transfer the spark of fireworks to people. No sign of German reluctance, no sign of growing alienation between East and West Germans. At least that was my impression. As a Berliner has no objective view on the climate between East and West, this one is just too close. How should I know as Cologne or Munich are subject to.

I celebrate anyway with enthusiasm. Three years ago, I had the idea to take pictures of things that have to do with the West and the East. It has not remained pure photography. That would be also a bit boring. If you have read about David Michery already – you may have come to the same conclusion. So I patched every motif with different colored Rhinestones, to create an image. The results strongly reminiscent of a mosaic or a finished puzzle. Started it, how should it be otherwise, with the landmark, which all people in Germany know and if it is only from German coins. There is talk of the Brandenburg Gate. Dark hour, the Brandenburg Gate is lit up with bright spotlights and lamps. I liked this image very well. The bright sandstone developed as a full and rich color under irradiation, the dark contrast is also intense, which stems from the shadow play. Because the city, unlike comes as New York and Tokyo at night to rest, I could make a beautiful picture of the Brandenburg Gate at two o’clock in the morning without any a strange face in the image is lost. Then I ordered a bunch of rhinestones Swarovski me at, which were promptly delivered. The subsequent gluing of the rhinestones was of course a bit tedious. There I a relatively develop large photo left, took quite a few hours work there. But the effort was worth it. The result is liked so much that it is not stayed at the unique implementation. Last year I took before the Berlin TV Tower. After all, this behemoth is the tallest building in Germany. The implementation, so applying the rhinestones, this Berlin landmark is no comparison to the Brandenburg Gate. It is much easier. The round silver ball and the long spear-like tip struggled off not two hours me, then, the work was completed. What sight I transfer this year to the rhinestone stone format is not decided yet. I might also skip to record typical West German and East German products in the Hall of rhinestones. First and foremost the VW think here of course beetle and the Trabant. When I put these thoughts into action, but both cars on an image should be to see. After all, it is metaphorically considered twins, if also fraternal. In any case, there are but brothers in the mobile Spirit and brothers of the East-West German history.