Category: analogue photography

West Berlin Yorckstrasse 53 in 1985. The junct…

West Berlin Yorckstrasse 53 in 1985. The junction up ahead is with Bautzener Strasse.

West Berlin Yorckstrasse 47 in 1985. The junct…

West Berlin Yorckstrasse 47 in 1985. The junction ahead is with Mansteinstrasse. 

Berlin Potsdamer Platz 1985. The roof of the H…

Berlin Potsdamer Platz 1985. The roof of the Hansa Studios where David Bowie recorded tracks for the ‘Low’ and ‘Heroes’ albums can be seen over The Wall above the dark section. I didn’t know about these studios at the time, so I never took proper photographs. Bowie was long gone by then, anyway.

Stratford-on-Avon today. Taken on Kodak 200 fi…

Stratford-on-Avon today. Taken on Kodak 200 film on an ‘80s automatic compact camera. Processed at a 1-hour photo shop nearby, the film came out scratched, dirty, and underdeveloped. I’ve spent 45 minutes retouching it in Photoshop. Even though it’s rubbish, I’ve grown quite fond of it, so here it is. 

West Berlin 1985. The famous Shell-Haus buildi…

West Berlin 1985. The famous Shell-Haus building on the Landwehrkanal survived the war, but was not renovated properly until the 1990s. 

Oldsmobile Super 88 US auto 1956 model, parked…

Oldsmobile Super 88 US auto 1956 model, parked on Fasanenstrasse in West Berlin in 1985.

Shop-window selfie taken on Fasanenstrasse Ber…

Shop-window selfie taken on Fasanenstrasse Berlin in 1985.

Berlin Fasanenstrasse 73 in 1985. Newly redeco…

Berlin Fasanenstrasse 73 in 1985. Newly redecorated, the unit appears in my photo to be a gallery showing stylish office furniture. The distinctive chairs here are called ‘Panton S-Chairs’, after Verner Panton the Danish designer, and were first made in the 1960s. They received another period of fame when a red version was used on the cover of Vogue magazine, with a naked Kate Moss sat on it. That was in 1995.

West Berlin Fasanenstrasse 26 in 1985. 

West Berlin Fasanenstrasse 26 in 1985. 

East Berlin Oranienburger Strasse in 1985. 

East Berlin Oranienburger Strasse in 1985.