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Wednesday, 17 June 2009

corner view: street style



sorry to have kept you waiting, but the thing is, this week's corner view is supposed to be about street style. and for several days now i've been trying to pluck up enough courage to actually photograph people on the street. so easy - just spot someone interesting, walk up to them and ask them hey, can i take your picture? shouldn't be a problem, right? only, it is. i swear, there were one or two times, i was that close to doing it. and then didn't. so i've looked through my existing pictures - and was surprised how often i seem to have snapped people anyway. so here goes:

let's face it, berlin isn't exactly the fashion capital of the world and probably will never be. but people here are very relaxed about fashion. it really is anything goes. there are some parts of town, where people are more adventurous and daring in what they wear - say in mitte or friedrichshain (some pictures here and here) - but mostly, it seems everyone just does what they like. you'll see ladies in fur, punks in black with green hair, hipsters in outrageous, self-designed outfits with big nerd glasses, very traditionally dressed turkish ladies with headscarves and young fashion-conscious turkish and russian teenagers. so if you plan on coming to berlin, promise me one thing: don't waste any time on wondering what to wear, you'll fit right in, no matter what.

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15 comments:

therese said...

haha, i know what you mean! love that couple in black.

jane said...

:) great post. love the shots! besos!

Ian said...

The girl in the first photo has a very nice pair of shoes.

MODsquad said...

Love these photos!! Great colors in all of them! Love that blue truck too... ice cream?

Happy Day!

B said...

I've been having the same problem this week! It's a shame because I really wanted to capture the posh University students, and some of the random styles in Oxford! Maybe I will some day!

Kari said...

I love that anything goes!! That is always a good thing.
I enjoyed reading your post and I like the pictures.
Thanks for sharing.

Ida Nielsen said...

I feel exactly the same way!! And then I'm kicking myself for hours after because I didn't ask them and let a perfect photo opportunity slip away...haha!!
Love the clothes on the girl in the second photo!!

Daan said...

I'm also to shy to ask if i may take someone's picture ;-)

Love your post!

april said...

liebe kristina, deine worte kommen mir so bekannt vor. mir geht es genau gleich. spannende street styles sehe ich viele, aber ich traue mich nicht die menschen zu fotografieren, weil es irgendwie etwas ganz persönliches ist...wünsche dir eine gute woche*

n a t s u m i said...

I love these photos! I would love to go to a flea market to buy some clothes there! Do you go there a lot??

n a t s u m i said...

I love these photos! I would love to go to a flea market to buy some clothes there! Do you go there a lot??

trinsch said...

i can totally relate to the awkward feeling while trying to ask someone to take their photo. not that i tried. but i'm pretty sure i'd have a hard time :)

your pictures are lovely though, and just confirmed it: i really really have to go to berlin someday.

Cabrizette said...

That's why i loved Berlin !! A totaly freedom and then, a kind of style ! Thanks for sharing ! See you soon ; )

Susi said...

For me I didn't really had the time, but I recognize the thing of taking a photo without asking.
I guess you can take a photo and leave the heads away!

Jeannette said...

Das ist genau was ich liebe an Berlin...es gibt soviel zu sehen auf Fashion Gebiet. Das altmodische und das hippe. Ich kann Stunden lang auf eine Terrasse sitzen und das geniesen.

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