Reflections in the streets of Bonn

<<Capturing the moments that make us what we are>>

Voyeuristic, uniqueness scenes, old furniture placed outside your door, your neighbour taking the trash or walking the dog, the train that passes by at level crossing, black-and-white abstractions and kaleidoscopic views of Bonn inhabitants. These series of photographs try to expose the innerent life that sorrounds us, that is encountered in some corners around Bonn, a city on the banks of the Rhine in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Photographing the streets of Bonn is a time of reflection for me. Although I have lived in cities, big and small, organized and more cahotic, surrounded by most of what these pictures show, I have always been attracted to approach to these scenes through my lens.

The streets reflect a moment of piece. The streets are where the soul of the city congregates. In the streets,…

The commuters remain to me as apparitions, echoes of light and shadow on the subway walls and windows. Is it an otherness I feel inclined to understand or facets of myself? All I know is I must raise my camera — Click. I am a traveler on my own journeys, that I pass and disappear in a blink of an eye. Here we are all away from home.


I found this quote from the photographer Argus Paul Estabrook as perfectly describing the feelings raised while taking a look at our surroundings.

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