“While photographing the writers with my Hasselblad I began to ask myself if there might be a different approach to ask the writers for a portrait. I chose the Polaroid as probably the most honest and trustful process of photography. One image — no copies, a one of a kind. For the Polaroid portraits I photographed the writers infront of tiled walls in the subway stations of Berlin. To me, these tiled walls function as a symbolic backdrop — a smooth and easy-to-clean surface which gets an allegory for the daily almost every minute battle for order and cleanliness, a projection surface for different ideologies regarding the appearance and function of the public space in Berlin.”

Burning Down the House by Norman Behrendt (3/4)

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