Brian, who you might recall from his Otterness photo or Fife playing, has been photographing Berlin this week in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the wall. Here’s what Brian had to say about the trip:
I am in Berlin taking pictures to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Wall. It’s for a project I’ve been working on since 1985, photographing the Iron Curtain and Berlin Wall, and then documenting their gradual transformation into historical artifacts and icons of the imagination. See the pictures from this week on my blog. The last time I was in Berlin, 2006, I had already converted to minimal shoes and was wearing Vivo Barefoots. This time, I’m doing the Berlin Wall in VFFs, my preferred footwear, even when carrying 40 pounds of photography equipment on my back. Temps have been in the low and mid-forties, but I’ve been perfectly comfortable in my KSOs.
Glad to hear the KSOs haven’t been weighing you down as you haul gear around Berlin. It would be neat to view the Berlin Wall through the perspective of almost 25 years of change. Good luck on completing this body of work!