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Monochrome Art Photos Landing Page

Es befinden sich keine Bilder in dieser Galerie.

Monochrome art photos were my main focus during the first two decades 1974-1994.

After my daughter was born I turned my back on the darkroom and concentrated on colour.

 

Monochrome art photo version Soup Kitchen in Pankow

19990501 Der Spiegel. Man at a soup kitchen in Pankow, Berlin, owned a polaroid camera and took one of me.

I was taught for the first year at an evening class in Barnet, London by Australian photographer

Bruce Hart. I am indebted to him for revealing to me the poetics of photography and encouraging me

to follow my bliss. The works of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Josef Koudelka inspired me at the

beginning, closely followed by Diane Arbus. The work of Ray K. Metzker „Pictus Interruptus“

had caught my eye early on and the influence later surfaced in the form of Souvenirs. Later

Martin Parr’s work gave me a great deal of pleasure. As far as colour photography goes, the

photos of William Egglestone showed me what was possible in that respect.

I came of age in Germany after I moved to Berlin in the early eighties. Living was cheap and I was

immediately involved in my environment. Taking pictures for a local monthly gave me access

to all kinds of people and being involved in politics got me involved with spectacular street scenes.

 

 

 

Thank You!

You have just made an old man happy!

 

 

 

Something seems to have gone wrong. Try again or bring me the money in a wheelbarrow!

May 1990 Berlin Friedrichshain

The East German police are finding a new role: helping citizens

May 1990 Berlin KuDamm

What is it about mimes that is so annoying?

May 1990 Berlin KuDamm

Is it that what they do is so pointless?

May 1990 Berlin Müggelsee

The first spring of a new era

May 1990 Berlin Müggelsee

The first passengers for a steamer trip

May 1990 Berlin Mügglesee

HO stands for "Handels Organisation" or "Trading Establishment"

May 1990 Berlin Reinickendorf

The watch towers are being dismantled

May 1990 Berlin Reinickendorf

Strange to see them so vulnerable

May 1990 Berlin

The first job was to reestablish road connections throughout the city

May 1990 Berlin

Covered up roads from the forties reappear

May 1990 Berlin Spandau

West citizens begin to look for apartments in the east

May 1990 Berlin Spandau

The boys sandpit suddenly has a view now the wall is gone

May 1990 Potsdam

NVA band members provide musical accompaniment in their East German uniforms to the specious hunt for tall members of the famous Prussian Regiment of 'Old Fritz"

May 1990 Potsdam

The specious hunt for tall members of the famous Prussian Regiment of 'Old Fritz". Refreshments

May 1990 Potsdam

The specious hunt for tall members of the famous Prussian Regiment of 'Old Fritz". Doctors in white coats "dignify" the event

May 1990 Potsdam

Carnival Princesses provide the light entertainment at the specious hunt for tall members of the famous Prussian Regiment of 'Old Fritz".

May 1990 Potsdam

One of the unpleasant faces of a repressed nationalism is revealed in this Carnival Princess

April 1990 Potsdam

One of the unpleasant faces of a repressed nationalism is revealed in this specious hunt for tall members of the famous Prussian Regiment of 'Old Fritz".

May 1990 Berlin Prenzlauer Berg

The Situationist media group FDGÖ stage a happening in front of the Gethsemane Church to save the constitution of the GDR

May 1990 Berlin Prenzlauer Berg

The Situationist media group FDGÖ stage a happening in front of the Gethsemane Church to save the constitution of the GDR

May 1990 Berlin Prenzlauer Berg

The Situationist media group FDGÖ stage a happening in front of the Gethsemane Church to save the constitution of the GDR

May 1990 Berlin Mitte

The renamed PDS hangs with old sign painting on ravaged walls

May 1990 Berlin Kreuzberg

The "M" Bahn (Magnet) has had its day and will be removed from the public transit system

May 1990 Berlin Mitte

Money changes hand for west goods at Alexanderplatz in East Berlin

May 1990 Berlin Charlottenburg

Villa Griesebach

May 1990 Berlin Charlottenburg

Villa Griesebach auction house party

May 1990 Berlin Charlottenburg

Villa Griesebach auction house party

May 1990 Berlin Mitte

Villa Griesebach auction in East Berlin for the first time

May 1990 Berlin Mitte

Big ears - a humorous comment on the Stasi

May 1990 Berlin Mitte

"That which the war spared did not survive Socialism"

May 1990 Berlin

Souvenirs seller at Checkpoint Charlie

May 1990 Berlin Kreuzberg

Dismantled wall segments await transportation

May 1990 Berlin

"Wall woodpeckers" chip away at the remains of the Berlin Wall

May 1990 Berlin

"Wall woodpeckers" chip away at the remains of the Berlin Wall

May 1990 Berlin

Checkpoint Charlie, a souvenir seller guides tourists

june 1990 Berlin Savignyplatz

Christopher Street Day

June 1990 Berlin KuDamm

Christopher Street Day

June 1990 Berlin KuDamm

Christopher Street Day

September 1990 Berlin

A street party in Kreuzberg near where the wall was

September 1990 Berlin

A girl at a street party in Kreuzberg gets made up

September 1990 Nauen

Squalid conditions in a town near Berlin

September 1990 Potsdam

A Russian soldier

September 1990 Potsdam

NVA soldiers soon to be inducted into the Bundeswehr

October 1990 Berlin

Reunification party Brandenburger Gate

October 1990 Berlin

Reunification party Brandenburger Gate

October 1990 Berlin

Reunification party Brandenburg Gate

October 1990 Berlin

Reunification party. The quadriga has been removed for repair

October 1990 Berlin

Peace, peace, peace reunification party Brandenburg Gate

October 1990 Berlin

On the edges of the reunification celebrations

November 1990 Leninplatz Berlin

Lenin still thrones over East Berlin. Soon he will be removed and buried somewhere so secret near Berlin that they can now no longer find him...

March 1990 Leipzig

The west politicians and west concerns have descended on the GDR

March 1990 Desolate housing conditions

Years of neglect characterise large swathes of the GDR

March 1990 Electioneering is underway

The ex-ruling party SED has renamed itself PDS

March 1990 Leipzig

Kids try out skateboards watched by suspicious citizens

March 1990 Leipzig

Kids try out skateboards watched by suspicious citizens

March 1990 Leipzig

Dumped magazines are snapped up by passers-by

March 1990 Leipzig

Dumped magazines

March 1990 Leipzig

Everyone wants to test famous west products

March 1990 Leipzig

Huge west bananas are on offer

March 1990 Leipzig

Everyone tries to make a killing even Fruit & Veg Merchants

March 1990 Leipzig

Fruit & Veg merchants have come from the west with their wares

March 1990 Leipzig

Politicians with high recognition are used to draw the crowds

March 1990 Leipzig

Publishing houses from Hamburg ply their trade trying to get new readership

March 1990 Leipzig

A lucky mushroom sells lotto tickets

March 1990 Leipzig

Otto Graf Lambsdorff, one of the heads of the FDP takes a look around

March 1990 Leipzig

Otto Graf Lambsdorff and his wife on inspection tour

March 1990 Leipzig

Otto Graf Lambsdorff and security detail

March 1990 Leipzig

Otto and his wife and security

March 1990 Leipzig

Helmut Kohl was credited by the GDR of achieving reunification

March 1990 Leipzig

Kids watch west TV

March 1990 Leipzig

Digital watches have arrived!

March 1990 Leipzig

A voter goes into a polling booth

March 1990 Leipzig

A relaxed but watchful atmosphere as voting gets underway - the first free elections

March 1990 Leipzig

Humble entrance to the voting station with potted plants

March 1990 Leipzig

A happy voter

March 1990 Leipzig

Voting is brisk

March 1990 Leipzig

Going to vote

March 1990 Leipzig

Instructions on voting etiquette

March 1990 Leipzig

Voting

March 1990 Leipzig

Votes being returned for counting

March 1990 Leipzig

Votes being returned

March 1990 Leipzig

Citizens have been carefully monitoring the counting of votes

March 1990 Leipzig

The voting form is inspected

March 1990 Leipzig

The counting begins

March 1990 Leipzig

At the CDU party Kohl is watched in TV

March 1990 Leipzig

The atmosphere is tense

March 1990 Leipzig

CDU members begin to rejoice their victory

March 1990 Leipzig

While over at the SPD, the mood is depressed

March 1990 Leipzig

Hans-Wilhelm Ebeling, Deutschen Sozialen Union (DSU), receives congratulations

March 1990 Leipzig

Hans-Wilhelm Ebeling, Deutschen Sozialen Union (DSU) peopares for a press conference

March 1990 Leipzig

CDU and CSU party after the election results

March 1990 Leipzig

Young CSU voters have come from Munich to the election

April 1990 Berlin

Near Checkpoint Charlie, the wall is being removed

March 1990 Berlin

Soon the Americans will return to the States

March 1990 Berlin

Pieces of the wall await removal

March 1990 Berlin

The death strip is being prepared for its new life

March 1990 Berlin

Concrete blocks still seal the entrances to the underground on Potsdamerplatz

March 1990 Berlin

Parts of the wall still stand as connections in the form of roads are laid across the wasteland that is Potsdamerplatz

March 1990 Berlin

A photo from the 1920's marks the space that I am standing and begins to lead to Souvenirs

March 1990 berlin

The GDR still checks passports in an attempt to pretend that it is "business as usual"

February 1990 Ladies and dog in tram in Potsdam

The tram made its west comeback after reunification

February 1990 Dutch quarter in Potsdam.

The ruined condition of much East German housing became evident

February 1990 Shop window in Potsdam

The hair! The hair!

February 1990 Butchers in Potsdam

East German sausage for sale

February 1990 Potsdam

East German cars and patchwork streets

February 1990 Potsdam

Russian soldiers are still a common sight

March 1990 A view towards Mitte from the Fisher island

Uncomplicated skyline and sense of waiting

March 1990 Passport control Potsdamerplatz

The wall is still standing, the state is not. An attempt at normalcy in the face of chaos

March 1990 Somewhere in East berlin

The socialist facade and the incredibly trite election placard of the Social Democrats

Macrh 1990 The East German Miss Berlin pageant

Sexism is universal

March 1990 Miss Berlin Pageant

The west's commercial interests begin to appear in the east

March 1990 Miss Berlin Pageant

A cuddly dinosaur reveals its overheated and slightly bad-tempered carrier

March 1990 Miss Berlin Pageant

Another universal: the humorous custom of cross-dressing

March 1990 Miss Berlin Pageant

Please do not try to do this at home

March 1990 Miss Berlin Pageant

The west press and the winner: a charming feeding frenzy

March 1990 Leipzig "Montags Demo"

Disturbing signifiers and lynch justice feeling

March 1990 Leipzig "Montags Demo"

Lynch justice

March 1990 Leipzig "Montags Demo"

In the midst of the crowd, an individualist

March 1990 Leipzig "Montags Demo"

The euphoria is still evanescing

March 1990 Leipzig "Montags Demo"

The people make their feelings clear

March 1990 Leipzig "Montags Demo"

An impressive crowd has turned up

March 1990 Leipzig "Montags Demo"

East German Skinheads engaged in the hoary old "burning of reading materials"

March 1990 Leipzig "Montags Demo"

A curled upper lip and a self-satisfied smirk; the intellectual niveau is impressive

March 1990 Leipzig "Montags Demo"

He appears to have taken a dislike to me

March 1990 Leipzig "Montags Demo"

Followed by the press, the skins enjoy the moment

March 1990 Leipzig "Montags Demo"

The crowd wait to be addressed

March 1990 Leipzig "Montags Demo"

Conservative voters read their placards upside down

March 1990 Leipzig "Montags Demo"

The rump of the demo wends its way home

April 1990 Berlin Köpenicker Strasse

Truck repair men look over the wall to where the wall is being dismantled

April 1990 Berlin

Two east Berliners repair a car

April 1990 East Berlin

A bombsite houses a "Peoples Workshop" - disastrous conditions

April 1990 Postdam

Couldn't resist this scrap of paper on the wall

April 1990 Leipzig

Election time is coming

April 1990 Leipzig

East German supermarket.

April 1990 Leipzig

Trams and a few cars

April 1990 Leipzig

Ruined houses are pulled down

April 1990 Leipzig

Building workers demolish the ruined houses

April 1990 Leipzig

Demolition man

April 1990 Leipzig

Near the famous Leipziger Messe

April 1990 Leipzig

"People's Police" are not to keen about having their photo taken

April 1990 Leipzig

Could be a photo in 1945 just two cars and a handcart as far as the eye can see

April 1990 Leipzig

Empty and run down

April 1990 Leipzig

The spring sun starts to bring people out

April 1990 Leipzig

Homeless man and handcart

April 1990 Leipzig

Organ grinder

April 1990 Leipzig

Students play and a lady poses

April 1990 Leipzig

Couldn't resist this either

April 1990 Leipzig

Men and steam

April 1990 Leipzig

Man and steam

April 1990 Leipzig

The run up to the elections has begun

July 1989 Wandlitz near east Berlin

Liepnitzsee was and is a much loved destination at weekends

Summer 1989, a small squatters camp in the lee of the wall, Kreuzberg, West Berlin

One of many pastoral idylls which could be found along the wall where the west police had no jurisdiction

Two punks drinking in front of their house in the Admiral Strasse

They are sitting in front of a gallery called "Stilbruch"

July 1989 In Bovril, Kurfurstendamm, west Berlin

West Berlin prominence starting the day

July 1989 In Bovril, Kurfurstendamm, west Berlin

Smoking was almost universal in those days

Tempodrom, July 1989 audience at a rock concert

The venue was a circus tent pegged out over the street

July 1989, the wagenburg behind Bethanien

Brigitt had been cross that the usual picture of this session had been too grim

July 1989, staircase in Kreuzberg

The standard of housing in the west was often not better than the east

Summer 1989 A slightly drunk girl in a bar in the middle of the day

She told me she wanted to be a model

Summer 1989 The wall at Zimmerstrasse has been turned into a gallery

The wall is now an artistic playground

Summer 1989 The wall at Zimmerstrasse has been turned into a gallery

A friend used to live in the shop where the boy is standing

Summer 1989 Liquor production and bar in Leydickes

The traditional decor has been around for 100 years. West Berlin

Summer 1989 Demonstration against the treatment of AIDS, Urania, west Berlin

The lack of progress dealing with the illness and the social repercussions were leading to tension

Summer 1989 open space repurposed as a children's farmyard

The Berlin wall enabled much free space to be used for independant projects

Summer 1989 models in a fashion show confer

Berlin fashion scene was self-consciously radical and not always good

Summer 1989 Newly formed party "Die Republikaner" canvas support

Outside the displaced persons event - a hotbed of reactionary political belief

Summer 1989 Rupert Scholz, then Defence Minister of the BRD attends the "Displaced Persons Union" event

Scholz (CDU) believed that the BRD should become a nuclear power

Summer 1989 "Displaced Person Union" event

Just liked the ominous "Vaterland

Summer 1989 A Kreuzberger group of artists

The opposite face of Germany after the conservatives

Summer 1989 Kreuzberg west Berlin

Queue of East Germans to pick up their "Greetings money" DM 100. The border is becoming porous

June 1989 The unseen wall benath Potsdamerplatz

Disused underground train tunnel ending at the Berlin wall

Queue of East Germans to pick up their "Greetings money" DM 100. The border is becoming porous

Every family member has been mobilised to take advantage of the "Greetings money" of DM 100. The border is becoming porous

9th November 1989 Refugee shelter in Berlin's Messehallen (Trade Fair Buildings)

Working for "Stern" in the Refugee shelter, the wall is beginning to fall

9th November 1989 GDR citizens who have escaped over Hungary in a Refugee shelter

Outside history is being made

July 1989 Wandlitz near east Berlin

Outside history is being made

Temporary cubicles have been made for the refugees from Hungary

9th November refugee center West berlin

Temporary cubicles have been made for the refugees from Hungary

Refugee children coming to terms with the new situation

9th November 1989 Refugee centre in West berlin

Outside history is being made

10th November1989, Border Moritzplatz West Berlin the wall has been breached

High ranking Stasi officers (State Security) watch the situation as GDR citizens take advantage of the situation

High ranking Stasi officers (State Security) watch the situation as GDR citizens take advantage of the situation

10th November1989, Border Moritzplatz West Berlin the wall has been breached

10th November1989, Border Moritzplatz West Berlin the wall has been breached

High ranking Stasi officers (State Security) watch the situation as GDR citizens take advantage of the situation

10th November1989, Border Moritzplatz West Berlin the wall has been breached

A group of young women show their joy at the unexpected developments

10th November1989, Border Moritzplatz West Berlin the wall has been breached

School children turn out to welcome the new arrivals

10th November1989, Border Moritzplatz West Berlin the wall has been breached

School children turn out to welcome the new arrivals

10th November1989, Border Moritzplatz West Berlin the wall has been breached

West Berliners wait to meet family members after the wall falls

10th November1989, Border Moritzplatz West Berlin the wall has been breached

School children welcome the new arrivals

January1990, the wall is beginning to be dismantled (despite what the BBC says!)

A squatter who has been living in an encampment in the lee of the wall talks to GDR Border guards

January1990, the wall is beginning to be dismantled

A squatter who has been living in an encampment in the lee of the wall talks to GDR Border guards

January1990, the wall is beginning to be dismantled

An East German Border Guard reluctantly stands for a portrait

February 1990 The wall is dismantled at Waldemarstrasse in Kreuzberg

The East German Army has not got used to being observed

February 1990 the NVA begins to take down the wall

The wall is replaced by wire mesh, making things draughty for the Squatter's camp

February 1990 The wall is dismantled at Waldemarstrasse

Not much of an improvement - the wall is replaced by wire mesh

February 1990 the wall near Checkpoint Charlie

So-called "Wall-woodpeckers" have been chipping away for several weeks

February 1990 Kreuzberg's demo culture is still alive

Housing conditions demo at Heinrichplatz, Kreuzberg

February 1990 the famous Glienicker Brücke seen from Babelsberg Park

Soviet and GDR flags still fly where spies were swapped during the cold war

February 1990 placard from citizens against the secret police

By this time the Stasi HQ had been stormed to ensure that no evidence could be destroyed

February 1990 Border Guards on a train to Potsdam

Despite having no state, the Border Guards try to keep up appearences

February 1990 The GDR conductor waers a suspicious looking hat

Entering Potsdam by train, the wall in its more civil guise

February 1990 Reichsbahn employees joke with a broom

Already feeling like they live in a zoo, a jovial protest

February 1990 Potsdam in the rain

Like looking back forty years

Wolfgang Müller 1989 Berlin, Die Tödliche Doris, conceptual artist

Peter Krietsch and skull of a hydrocephalus patient, Charite, Berlin 1992

Yoga teacher, Berlin 2008

Two ladies at a dance bar in the afternoon, Berlin 2007

Claus Peymann in the "Wiegel Zimmer", Berliner Ensemble, Berlin 2006

Andreas Döhler in "White Trash", Berlin 2008

Bommi Baumann Movement 2nd June, author, Berlin 2008

Sascha Anderson, poet, secret police informant, Verlagshaus Galrev, Berlin 1990

Bruno S, played Kasper Hauser and Stroszek, Unknown Soldier of the Cinema. Berlin 2007 (Died 2010)

Chameleon acrobat at home, Berlin 1992

Luc Bondy, Theatre Director, Berliner Ensemble, Berlin 2005

Victoria Lahiguera, training for Giselle, Staatsoper, Berlin 1992

Brother Thaddeus, used money from another Franciscan monastery to start his own, Zehdenick 2002

Woman and client in a Thai brothel, Berlin 1994

Woman and client in a Thai brothel, Berlin 1994

Woman and client in a Thai brothel, Berlin 1994

Woman and client in a Thai brothel, Berlin 1994

Woman and client in a Thai brothel, Berlin 1994

Woman and client in a Thai brothel, Berlin 1994

Woman and client in a Thai brothel, Berlin 1994

Woman and client in a Thai brothel, Berlin 1994

Woman and client in a Thai brothel, Berlin 1994

Woman and client in a Thai brothel, Berlin 1994

Woman and client in a Thai brothel, Berlin 1994

Woman and client in a Thai brothel, Berlin 1994