Winterstadt


Personal / 2006 / Berlin

The leaden sky: few cities change as radically in summer and winter as Berlin. Suffering from the tight grip of sub-zero temperatures, Siberian winds and the absence of sunlight for weeks on end, it is a seemingly infinite period of retreat. But no summer without winter.
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Gropiusstadt


Editorial / 2009 / Berlin
Published in jnc / Dčsseldorf

Gropiusstadt is an infamous experiment in social housing in Berlin, with all its inherent problems and failures, ranging from high crime and unemployment rates to social isolation and a disillusioned youth.
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Ghost Shells


Editorial / 2008 / Berlin
Published in Style and the Family Tunes / Berlin
Sowjetisches Ehrenmahnmal

Berlin is a city famous for its brutal architecture and notorious for its nightlife; but when you combine architecture and nightlife, an entirely different image of the city emerges.
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Stasiland


Personal / 2005 / Berlin
Published in Block / Tel Aviv
& Ein Magazin ueber Orte / Berlin

The Ministry for State Security of the former GDR, or Ministerium fuer Staatssicherheit (MfS) in German, more commonly known as the Stasi, was the official security service of East Germany and widely feared as one of the most effective and repressive intelligence agencies in the world. At its demise in 1989, it had more than 91,000 employees, with an additional 174,000 unofficial informants, approximating around 2.5% of East Germany's population. Apart from its official headquarters, the Stasi owned thousands of buildings and apartments, in almost every street of all major cities of the GDR to sustain its unprecedented machinery of control and espionage. These buildings now blend seamlessly into the German landscape, partly deserted, partly used for residential, governmental or commercial purposes. Only few of them indicate the sinister history that took place behind their walls.

OTS
Freienwalder Strasse, Berlin Hohenschoenhausen
Employees: 1080
Laboratory for Criminal Technology
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Parallel Lines
(...That Should Have Never Crossed)


Personal / 2012 / Hong Kong
Bank of America

Parallel Lines (...That Should Have Never Crossed) is a personal photographic gesture on a general sense of unease in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008 when, for just a moment, the underlying power structures of our modern societies were exposed by the failure of the economic system to maintain itself. The series depicts the outside facades of the Hong Kong headquarters of the world's 25 largest banking corporations, all housed in close vicinity to one another and on the edge of one of the largest emerging markets that has become synonymous with a global power shift. Taken from street level, the images describe a highly seductive and influential world that is inaccessible and intimidating to most, and yet impacts on our everyday lives in a complex and intimate manner. The impenetrable presence of these financial institutions reflects the anonymity and pervasiveness of their actions, which were revealed so briefly to the public during the crisis.
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