Photographs rediscovering the Cold War, 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. A visual journey behind the Iron Curtain, exploring the forgotten buildings, roads, and different installations of the Soviets in the former East Germany.
These illustrations can be seen as abstract photographs, taken on trips I have made during last 5 years. In minimalistic way they tell a different tale of each place, with its shifting in light and color, questioning the physical world as we see it. Like captured memories the illustrations transform the elements on each place into a new horizon with a spatial endlessness, similar to the one the ocean possesses, creating a blur of senses.
In the late 30s, the argentinian-italian architect Fransisco Salamone was given a huge series of building commissions, out on the enormous pampas in the the Buenos Aires province in Argentina. They were all in smaller forgotten provincial towns , scattered on the map, lingering on the infinite plains.
I drove 2000km to see some of the works of Salamone, taking 1 picture of each building I discovered with a SX-70 polaroid camera
Pictures taken a late foggy night at Trollstigen, Norway.
On clear days the place offers fantastic panoramic views, but this time it showed different sides. In the fog the modern architecture and wild nature played along, creating an unusual mixture of mystery, beauty and wonder. The place appeared almost separated from its outside context, becoming something far different than what it looks like in normal weather conditions.
A journey through East Germany almost 25 years after the end of communism. The project is a compilation of different stories, quiet tales, visualizing the the vacuum of a lost country. They are all individual stories, but somehow they are all in their own way strongly rooted to the DDR