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The Alster // Hamburg, Germany


Leica Minizoom // 35 mm, 200 ISO

Hamburg is a city defined by water, weaving between centuries old factories and centers of trade, churches and modern flats under a vast network of bridges that outnumber Venice and Amsterdam combined. The chief body of water in Hamburg is the Alster, a tributary of the river Elbe, forming two lakes in the center that give the city its identity, not necessarily by what the water adds, but by the space it takes and the land it leaves to man. Giving one the sense that from the Alster’s edge, one finally has the requisite distance to appreciate what’s in front of them, on the far side of the shore.



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Amsterdam // Film walk

A few weeks back I took a day off from the coffeeshops and wandered around the city with my sister-in-law, her friend Sunny, and my Leica mini-zoom in hopes of catching a unicorn on film.

Well, maybe I didn’t take a day off from the coffeeshops, but here are some of the shots I just got back from being developed. I need to build a dark room…

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Amsterdam // Shapes of the City in Blue

Cities shape how citizens live, and in Amsterdam, citizens live well.

I never get tired of visiting this city, when, in one moment you can be on a busy thoroughfare and the next you are in a deserted alley that echoes the thwack of your every step.

Quiet moments punctuated by noise, by color, by smells and lights.

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