With this year came a new chapter in my photographic journey: I turned a bit away from landscape in favour of doing more people photography. Two shoots in March and April took place in abandoned places around Berlin. One was an old hospital near lake Grabow, the other was a hospital, too, called Beelitz-Heilstätten, which is quite famous in Berlin and among friends of lost places. When I set out to these shoots I didn't spare my back and took with me my heavy Japanese Mamiya. Until now I hadn't really tested this camera and ended no roll of film. But between the actual shootings I set the Mamiya up and took one or two pictures. (One or two... 12 pictures on a roll of film... compared to a 16GB SD in the digital one ;) )
I will always love analogue photography for the excitement before you get the prints or the films back, opening the envelope and holding them in your hands...
Today I got back the prints from the laboratory and couldn't wait to share these here with you. ♥
Usedom in January was wonderful - a bright sun, a clear blue sky, lonely beaches and a calm, slightly moving sea. I took with me a Zenit B, which my Dad got me last year on a flea market. It is only the fifth or sixth roll of film and until now the Zenit didn't disappoint me at all. I definitely want to use her more.
Although these pictures were taken in January, looking through them makes me instantly think of long gone summers, of childhood memories and school holidays. It's a very special atmosphere created by analogue photography and this old camera.
Come with me along the beach, think of summer, wind and ice cream ... ;-)
With March came spring and with it came longer afternoons and new enthusiasm. Nevertheless, most of my March pictures are still created with little light, and somehow became more and more abstract. But that is what I hoped for when I started this project: that it forces me to try out new things without being restrained by a theme or rules or the like. Freeing my mind.
Now 2/3 of this project is gone and of course it is exhausting sometimes especially after a long day and much still waiting to do. But somehow this also leads me into completely new fields... when scarcity in whatever, may it be time or things or light, leads to working with what is there and being surprised by the outcome, this will go into your photography and your knowledge. This is why I still love this project so much. Ok, this being said, I'll leave you to my favourite Marchies! Hope you enjoy! :)