POSTCARDS FROM BERLIN
35mm From Our Weekend In Berlin
Well after a whirlwind month or so, my city break bonanza has come to an end. San Sebastian, Paris, Oslo, Barcelona and finally Berlin, all back to back in the space of a mere few weeks (a total accident). Whilst i’m delighted to not have a 4am alarm set for this Friday morning for the first time in weeks, I am rather sad that I don’t have any more trips planned for a while – travel truly fuels my soul and is just such a hugely important part of life for me.
After my last post launching my ‘postcards from‘ series (a new travel series, without the lengthy guides, but sharing some raw film snaps and more of a ‘postcard’ style editorial entry), I’m back again today sharing my latest film developed in Berlin.
I am actually going to do a full travel post from my trip (and one from Barcelona too) as so many of you have asked for my recommendations and we discovered some cool parts of town (for a chilled weekend away) which I think you’ll love too, but for now simply a few words and some film from my trip.
Postcards From …
“We made base at Soho House Berlin, an infamous house in the collection and one I’d been super keen to stay at since I spotted the Damien Hurst in reception. The rooftop pool got put to good use as we were lucky enough to get some 30+ degrees throughout the weekend, and the guacamole chips were enough to keep me coming back. We started every morning with a coffee from The Store downstairs, where I somehow managed not to max my credit card out on Ganni clothes. We did a bit of exploring the tourist sites, but spent most of our time hanging out in the suburbs trying to get a feel for the local life – I absolutely loved Prenzlauer Berg a far cry from the brutalist sides of Berlin i’d been anticipating (it was far more akin to the likes of Holland and Denmark in this part of town), and loved the ‘east london’ vibes of Fredrickson. We found some delicious food spots which I can’t recommend enough, Katz Orange was a real highlight and definitely one to add to your list if you’re visiting soon. But more to come on my fave spots, best restaurants and cool places to hang out soon …
One thing I’d love to know, is if you’re enjoying the film photography and content?
It’s such a departure from my usual polished, sharp and very clean photography style (shot on DSLR), i’d love to know if you’re enjoying it or not? I’ve really enjoyed the process of shooting more film, I like the suspense and excitement of finally getting it developed, and of course the bohemian visual style it creates (soft focus, warm toned, slightly rough and ready). It also really helps me be more present in the moment and spend less time obsessing about the shot. I follow so many creatives who shoot beautiful film, it’s really got me inspired and motivated to capture more. Shame it’s so bloody expensive. I really want to work on improving my film photography (more in focus, learning the light a bit better) and test out a few other cameras too as I think this can make a big difference to the visuals.
But I’d really love to hear your thoughts – do you like the shots, are you enjoying the mix of both?