– IPA 2012 – International Photography Awards – Honorable Mention
Jannowitz Center Berlin – architects HPP Hentrich-Petschnigg
This was the first LE shot I really liked from the ones I took in Berlin at the GPlus Euro Photowalk. It was taken on the first day I arrived there, before having even met anyone from the photowalkers.
The clouds were absolutely glorious that evening. I remember I was jumping up and down, laughing by myself seeing them as they were coming from behind the building and people at a cafe nearby were looking at me then looking at the building and the sky, then again at me and smiling somehow condescendingly, somehow curious… Maybe they were thinking that I had a vision. Which, by the way, was right. In another way than they were probably thinking, but right !
This is the Jannowitz Center, situated right next to the Jannowitzbrücke, and I stumbled upon this building by pure chance, as I was looking for another one and kind of got lost. That’s why I love to get lost, every time I find something interesting I didn’t know of. I never found the other building, btw. I was in a wrong neighborhood anyway. This is only a small part of it, but this building is very large. It’s a commercial center and it has a lot of the elements I like to play with when designing a building myself. First of all, irregular shapes and volumes that intersect each other, different textures and materials put together and a lot of transparency that gives you the possibility to explore how the spaces work with each other. As for the photography part, it has a lot of interesting angles, but I only took this one. I knew from the moment I saw it that this was MY angle.
After this shot I knew I had what I wanted and came right back to the hotel. And guess who was there in the lobby? Sweet Athena Carey and Michael Diblicek!!
…and then everything began!!!!…
Thank you Berlin for being such an amazing city and for being the perfect background for meeting the wonderful people I met there. Still miss you guys!…
Julia Anna Gospodarou – (en)Visionographer