I started this project in November 2016 and still working on it. The Speicherstadt in Hamburg, Germany is the largest warehouse district in the world where the buildings stand on timber-pile foundations, oak logs, in this particular case. It is located in the port of Hamburg—within the HafenCity quarter—and was built from 1883 to 1927.
The district was built as a free zone to transfer goods without paying customs. As of 2009, both the district and the surrounding area are under redevelopment. As the first site in Hamburg, it was awarded the status of UNESCO World Heritage Site on 5 July 2015.
About Alexander Schoenberg
I was engaged in music for 15 years before I came to photography in October 2015, on the recommendation of a doctor to “ just go for a walk”. An hour later, I had my first camera in my hands. Photography gives me the opportunity to capture my personal perspective on scenes and objects from everyday life, which means that the pictures are increasingly becoming a medium for my communication with the world It is for me a necessity become my emotions and ideas through my photographic work to bring other people close. It is precisely the diversity of the feedback on the individual works that is the greatest attraction of my work for me personally.
At the beginning of my photographic activity, I was initially occupied with photographing everything that came in front of my nose. Numerous colorful pictures were often the result, with which I was initially satisfied. But that should change quickly. Although the quality of the pictures increased, I quickly felt the need to specialize in certain styles in order to be able to expand and deepen my skills in these areas. It quickly became clear that I found my preference in architecture, street, and landscape photography, not least because the results were the bridges, water, and the people of Hamburg that I liked the most.
Since the summer of 2016 I discovered my predecessor for black and white photography and realized that I didn’t get tired of this aesthetic as quickly as I did with color pictures. From this it can be seen that now more than half of my pictures appear in monochrome.
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