many berliners love their cars nice and shiny – perhaps to better reflect those drab gray skies. but when the sun does manage to peek around one of those dense black clouds, it’s good to have your camera on the ready, as things instantly begin to glow.
thes pictures show the walls of the city of berlin as they reflect off the windows and/or the painted surfaces of parked automobiles. i am really not any more fond of cars than any normal person might be fond of a can opener or a toothbrush. it’s an instrument, good to have when you need it, but nice to tuck away when not needed. cars, on the other hand, tend to remain out in the open even when not needed, robbing all of us of vital spaces day and night. this photo essay is my attempt to put the useless to good use…
all the pictures in this set were taken in a few very brief busts, on the very rare occasions that the berlin sun shone brightly, for a few minutes only. no special lenses or filters were used: the distortions are due to the irregularly curved surfaces of the car bodies. the last picture, in particular, was of a badly mashed up hood (bonnet), which really twisted that one berlin wall