European photo journey
Being of German decent, I’d expected to find more of a connection with Berlin. It’s a fascinating, raw and often empty city. So maybe I need to go back and spend some time in tinny villages and mountains of Germany… that might get me back to my roots more. I did love how people everywhere have their dogs off leash. In the subway, on the sidewalk and obviously the parks. How can the whole city not be ravage by violent and uncontrolled dogs?? I ASK YOU THIS, AMERICA.
In 2006 I took a 4 month photo source travel around Europe. While I’d intended to use this all as source material for my printmaking, I ended up having fun with the photos themselves. I focused on exploring the relationship of lines and the ‘horizon line’ in my photos as well as a couple unexpected outcomes. Such as shooting people photography which is quite fun and a carefree way of documenting life.
During these travels I ended up staying at random peoples places through the website Couchsurfing or just people I’d meet. The ability to stay in neighborhoods tourists rarely visited affected the content of these photos. At the end of each stay I’d make a photo composition present as a ‘thanks’, I ended up making a lot of friends and came away with a newfound faith in people.