cut out

cut outpart of a balustrade at s-bahnhof schönhauser allee in berlin, prenzlauer berg. i know it’s quite a busy picture but i found it quite interesting.

the bridge was completed in 1911 and there are definitely elements of the jugendstil movement visible in the cut-out pattern.

14 comments

    1. i knew it ;)
      and of course i think the busyness is helpful here. i think if it had been just a plain balustrade i would probably not have taken notice of it at all…

  1. No need to apologize for busy-ness. In fact, I think, it’s much harder to do that well — as you have here — than with a simple composition. One of my favorite photographers is Huger Foote, whose book, My Friend from Memphis, has page after page of the most cluttered — and exquisite — images, usually of subject matter that would never be given a second glance, e.g., weed-filled vacant lots. Unfortunately, his work is not that available on the web, but here is one link that can serve as a good introduction in case you’re unfamiliar with his photography: http://www.mutualart.com/Artwork/Three-photographs/1326CF0F67D3C531

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