Departure Berlin

The images shown here were collected over several years of commuting within the beautiful and gritty city of Berlin. The places I saw are usually busy, loud and dirty but also vibrant, alive and exciting. What I wanted to capture was a certain empty essence, a quality of nothingness and transience. There is a calm sadness in these images but also an invitation to imagine the other places people go to or come from. Home, work, shopping, friends and lovers.

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departure Berlin
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snake disgorges people
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ants collecting food
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move upward for great taste
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touch and wait
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stroller through the tunnel
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exit with the light tube
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destination squared
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compartmentalization
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refuse third eye
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empty haze
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personal growth
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ritual of the day

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