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U2-Ruhleben
 

The end of the line is a personal survey of Berlin’s city edges.

This photography project born in the Winter of 2012 aims to investigate and document the surroundings of the big metropolitan area of Germany’s capital, Berlin.
Setting this as the main goal I then decided to ride until the last stations of the main subway network, the U and S lines. These would take me sometimes really far to towns
such as Strausberg or Bernau, which are mostly unfamiliar to people that live within the central area.
Once there, I would stay hours, days or even weeks having the difficult but rewarding job of registering what in my perspective was important to build such a body of work.

The unpredictability is the big and main responsable for the next image that I’m going to create, turning left or right is sometimes a big and demanding question for a photographer who’s ambition is the old tradition of discovering and shooting the unknown.

The photographic approach aims to combine the best of documentary photography with contemporary portraiture, and other visual elements collected over the course of this project. The highlights and key elements of this extensive effort are, offering alternative perspectives and reporting on these unnoted places.