Over het boek
Berlin might be the eternal construction site.
For ages, the city is transforming itself by healing the scars from its past with stone, iron, art and nature.
Every step you take echoes the past and reflects the future.
Over the years I have visited Berlin several times, before and after the fall of the wall.
I walked along old and new buildings and overgrown waste lands.
But I'd never had the feeling that I really could grasp this place.
During recent visits, I noticed that, like no other city in the world, Berlin is filled with messages, posters, stickers, tags and notes on poles, fences and on every possible surface where you can write or paste a message on.
People need to be heard.
So this became my project Berliner Nachrichten.
I focus on projects recording places and objects in the public urban landscape. The photographs deal with vernacular subject matter and take note of human nature, in likely and unlikely places, revealing an often overlooked sign language of the street. This "Slow Photography", that balances on the edge between an actual documentation and personal vision, is often edited in small editions of self published photobooks and zines.