Well 2013 is under way for me and the blog is now here. I wanted to finally start to write more about the thoughts I have in relation to my work and the questions I get asked by fellow photographers and music fans. January is always a month I take time off as outside of this period I don't really have any time to get away from it all and give both my body and cameras the rest they need. This january was a touch different though and instead of going for my usual winter break and sunshine I decided to finally venture to a place I have wanted to visit for a long long time - Berlin.
Now it might seem strange to go find a climate colder than the UK on a break but there was something interesting to me about this particular city in the winter, and I really wanted to just go and listen to some techno and not worry about having to worry about what shots I need for clients. The trip was meant to be 4 days but somewhere along the line I ended up with some chest and back pains, which meant an additional 5 days in a Berlin hospital. Ok so a great way to relax away from the UK stuck in a bed in a strange place, machines strapped to me with food which wasn’t what I had anticipated when I booked my weekend away.
Away from this I did however manage to find some time to relax and just shoot some pieces for me. The plan was to shoot the mix of architecture Berlin had to offer, however after only a few hours of being in the city I became more fascinated with its people and they way they interacted with their surroundings. So I spent several hours a day wandering about the city, jumping on and off various forms of public transport simply shooting people in their natural surroundings.