Fairytales & Nightingales – Urban Photography by Markus Lehr

Markus Lehr is a photographer based in Berlin, Germany. His photography is an exploration of urban topology and how it changes through time. “I seek out the forgotten, neglected places and try to read their stories,” he says. In his series ‘Fairytales and Nightingales,’ Markus documents Berlin’s urban artifacts. These locations and buildings are part of Berlin’s lesser known history, nor does Markus place them in a clear historical context. Indeed, his photos blur the distinction between past, present and future, and although there’s strong evidence of a human presence, there is not a person to be seen. The resulting lack of orientation enables a freedom of imagination on the part of the viewer: “By focusing on the elements that tell the stories of our past without any true indication of time or place, the viewer is able to experience a world that is open to his own personal experience and interpretation.”

Markus Lehr Fairytales and Nightingales

Markus Lehr Fairytales and Nightingales

Markus Lehr Fairytales and Nightingales

Markus Lehr Fairytales and Nightingales

Markus Lehr Fairytales and Nightingales

Markus Lehr Fairytales and Nightingales

Markus Lehr Fairytales and Nightingales

Markus Lehr Fairytales and Nightingales

Markus Lehr Fairytales and Nightingales

Markus Lehr Fairytales and Nightingales

Markus Lehr Fairytales and Nightingales

Markus Lehr Fairytales and Nightingales

Markus Lehr Fairytales and Nightingales

Markus Lehr Fairytales and Nightingales

Markus Lehr Fairytales and Nightingales

Markus Lehr Fairytales and Nightingales

Markus Lehr Fairytales and Nightingales

Markus Lehr Fairytales and Nightingales

To see more of Markus’ photography, visit his website or pick up his book.




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