News from the capital

From issue #21 about partially stolen bikes

Issue #26 about the first tour of the “Neues Museum”, still completely empty at that time.

Long-term photographic documentation of the absurdities of the city of Berlin

Created as a monthly photo newsletter in pdf format in 39 issues.

Currently as “daily pic” on Instagram, soon hopefully as blog.

Download area:

You can download the complete archive here.

The highlights from the last years here.

And the currently last issue #38 here.

Making of

When I moved from Munich to Berlin, I finally took my camera back into my hands, which had been lying unused on the shelf for years. But soon I realized that I didn’t find the real pearls on my regular photo safaris, but in everyday life. This meant that I wanted to have a camera with me all the time to be able to take snapshots of these wonderful moments. I didn’t want to use my bulky Nikon for this – to the solution was a camera phone. The first one was a SonyEricsson K750i.

My archive grew rapidly and I also wanted to let my friends back home and everywhere else be part in the self-experiment “Living in Berlin”. So I began to compile my photos to a small photo newsletter and send them to a small circle of friends in Munich. The “News from the capital” was born. This thing became a sure-fire success. My circle of friends became my entire Munich distributor, and to the guys from Munich came the Berliners. Over the years, I expanded the base of my “subscribers” until it finally comprised half of the German film and advertising industry. Unfortunately, the project fell asleep a little bit in 2011 because I was so busy with script jobs at the time that I didn’t get to my newsletters anymore. A new start in October 2014 brought a brief breath of fresh air into the project, but in the meantime the Internet had been invented and with it the urgent desire to finally “share” the newsletter and its photo series. But how to share a pdf?

On this project page you will find some highlights of the previous issues. The domain for the website is already reserved, unfortunately I haven’t been able to build the site yet. However, since photo production continues unabated, the “News” is currently taking place with great success and daily updates on Instagram. I’m happy about everyone who stops by.

Issue #32 about tourists trying to photograph the Brandenburg Gate

Issue #35 about nothingness

Issue #37 about Nefertiti, Berlin’s most beautiful woman

Issue #38 about “Bricolage”