Universität der Künste
A couple of weeks ago I went to the Universität der Künste to hand in my portfolio. Of course I took some pictures in the building and in the surroundings. This student is waiting for the elevator.
This is the huge light hallway. It sure has style!
Architectural detail above the staircase.
The entrance/exit. I hate revolving doors. They always make me feel slightly claustrophobic.
There were so many people applying that I saw people with portfolios several blocks away. Oh well, I’m not really expecting any favourable outcome, so it didn’t really freak me out. I bet that people who applied with higher expectations could have been quite thrown off by it.
All pictures taken with my Canon EOS 450D and my Canon EF 50mm f/1.4.
Yesterday we went to a photography exhibition: Margaret Bourke-White in the Martin-Gropius-Bau. This is certainly one of my favourite museums in Berlin, since the building is awesome, they know how to hang photography and they have a really nice bookshop. The exhibition was great, lots of pictures of workers in industrial settings and pictures of the second world war. Really interesting! On top of things I found a copy of a book about Louis Faurer for a ridiculously cheap price. Really successful trip.
Just after 12 last night I was finally allowed to open my birthday presents. Yes, it’s my birthday today! I got a new camera: Olympus E-PL 3 micro four thirds camera! Great image quality, small and light, and I’m hoping that people get less self-conscious when I point it at them. Really nice is also the flip screen. I can actually look at the screen while shooting from a low or high angle. So cool! I also got other photography related presents: a book about Henri Cartier-Bresson, one about street photography and a book with pictures of soviet revolutionary architecture by Richard Pare – I saw many of those pictures in a great exhibition last year.