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The Berlin Wall and its Wall Art – a few of my favourite images of those murals.

It was 30 years ago since the fall of the Berlin Wall on Saturday the 9th November. The news coverage reminded me that during a visit to Berlin we had gone to visit the remaining bits of the Berlin Wall. The Wall which for many years was a symbol of division has now become the world’s largest open-air gallery, featuring 105 murals by artists from across the globe. So here are a few images from my visit to see the iconic structure and the art murals that still adorn it

The street view of the long section of the Wall and its murals

this image shows the street view of the berlin wall and its art
Fuji: X-T2 Lens: Touit 2.8/12

The Wall art murals were mainly painted in the 1990, although a number of them have been repainted as a result of either the work being damaged by vandalism or deterioration due to weather.

‘The Kiss’ painted by Dmitri Vrubel depicts the famous embrace between the then Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and East German President Erich Honecker Fuij: X-T2 Lens: Touit 2.8/12

‘The Kiss’ is such a mural and was repainted in March 2009.

At this section of the wall, you can step into what would have been known as no mans land between two sections of the wall. The River Spree flows behind the left hand section showed here. Then the major wall with the murals is at the right hand side of the image.

Fuji Model: X-T2 Lens: Touit 2.8/12

So here are a few of my favourite Wall art panels:

Painted by Birgit Kinder and is of a Trabant car breaking though the wall.
Fuji Model:X-T2 Lens: Touit 2.8/12
This image speaks for itself. Fuij: X-T2 Lens: Touit 2.8/12
This mural, entitled The Wall Jumper painted by Gabriel Heimler
Fuji: X-T2 Lens: Touit 2.8/12
It happened in November painted by Kani Alavi depicts the sea of faces that appeared at the first opening of the wall that famous day in November Fuji : X-T2 Lens: Touit 2.8/12
Tolerance painted by Mary Mackey Fuji: X-T2 Lens: Touit 2.8/12
Fuji: X-T2 Lens: Touit 2.8/12

I have featured just a few of the 150 plus iconic murals that can be viewed at the open air gallery. I would certainly recommend anyone visiting the city to take your camera and capture your own images of what is left of the Berlin Wall, and its art work.

November Print of the Month

november print of the month is a monochrome figure study of the model elle beth in a sandstone rock opening itled rough and smooth

My pick for the November 2019 Print of the Month is entitled: Rough and Smooth.

For this November print of the Month I chose to work up an image from a location shoot with the model Elle Beth. This was shot at a location in Warwickshire.

I have chosen the title as the model was making her strong figure shapes in a sandstone rock opening. The sand stone had lots of rough textures and the shape of the opening enabled Elle to reach to the roof and make a strong shape which also allowed her full long fair to come into play. I have tried to maintain the sandstone textures and contrast that roughness with the smoothness of the models skin.

I have worked with Elle Beth a number of times over the past few years and she is a top full time model, and can do fashion looks as well as Artistic Nude studies. Her tall frame and toned feminine figure together with her long full hair and English rose skin suited well to working in this location.

If the print interests you, and you would like to purchase this Print please contact me via my contact page.  It is available in an A3 or A4 version and is printed on Fotospeed paper.

Please watch my blog for the next Print-of-the-Month announcement, which will be in early December.

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