By Anastasios Aggelou
This Photography selection depicts my special interest in specific locations of Berlin. I spent one year in Berlin, an exciting, well-known city for its quintessential role in German history, throughout the 20th century.
The city’s profile today is predominantly shaped by this unique history, a fascinating amalgam of eclectic architecture straying among the the traces of East/West division and new-technology influence.
Although a capital city notable for its long-lasting freezing winter, Berlin is nevertheless one of the most popular European destinations for thousand of visitors every year.
Prenslaueberg and Neukoeln quarters are both popular but at the same time remarkably different areas, in both of which I have shared my time in Berlin. I was astonished by the fact that 20 minutes in the underground was enough time to wander from the elegant boulevards to the alternative neighbourhoods, and then to the tranquil world
of the suburbs.
Forests and lakes, small wooden houses with “dwarf” gardens, narrow and wide canals with steamboats cruising their way through the crystal-clear water; these images
were constantly bringing about new emotions and thoughts and maintained in me the desire to explore furthermore the area.
I have visited these locations either with or without my camera and the rest of my equipment, under various weather conditions, which many times turned so intense that I had to literally flee soaked to the skin, or simply freezing.
Lens: 14-24mm and 24-70mm
All the shootings were including tripod.
Taking panoramic pictures was an impulsive choice; shooting was not based or confined by pre-constructed thinking; the outcome was considered as better matching the sublime atmosphere of the Berlin surroundings, both natural or created.
Anastasios Aggelou is a travel photographer. At the early age of 16 he made his first trip in Turkey. There he shot his very first photos. The simple but profoundly human stories of
everyday life brought him strong emotions. This very first inspiration intrigued dreams in him. By traveling throughout Europe the following years, he realized that shooting photos offered him a better understanding of both his own self and the world surrounding him. Furthermore, at the age of 22 he chose India as his next destination of his uncompromising gaze. For the time being, he is located in Berlin, working on his next photograph projects.