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Mapping My Manor Photo: Torstraße, Berlin, 2023. © DS Allen.

Mapping My Manor

February 2, 2024 09:00 - May 25, 2024

Mapping My Manor Photo: Torstraße, Berlin, 2023. © DS Allen.
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Hermann-Hesse-Straße 64
13156 Berlin
Germany
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Description

Berlin seen through the eyes of a Londoner. Solitaire Gallery is pleased to present a large selection of recent photographs from DS Allen's long-term project entitled "Mapping My Manor". The title refers to the London vernacular, which uses the word 'manor' to describe the neighbourhood where you spend most of your time and to which you have a sense of belonging and identity. For DS Allen, these are primarily the former Berlin districts of Prenzlauer Berg and Weißensee, where he takes long walks along well-trodden paths in search of new motifs.

DS Allen's photographic series maps his impressions of the city without any clear contextualisation or reference to the popular visual repertoire for which Berlin is known. London-born DS Allen's Berlin photographs reveal his ability to transform the ordinary into intriguing visual puzzles. With strong black and white contrasts, playing with shapes, contours, surfaces, angles and compositional design, DS Allen's impressive photographs reveal an artistic sensibility in which past and present flow into one another. What is special about DS Allen's photographs is that the dominant and defining element in his compositions are the shadows. This means that his photographs are always immediately recognisable as part of his unmistakable work.

Street photography? Architectural photography? Documentary photography? - None of these are at the centre of his photographic work. Even as urban photography, DS Allen's pictures can only be understood to a limited extent, if the topographical coverage is to be seen as a characteristic feature. His locations are difficult to recognise and even Berlin connoisseurs among the viewers rarely can identify where the photograph was made. DS Allen’s photography is about something else, about an attitude to life that is imbued with a creative principle in which his incessant need to photograph can only be satisfied if the motif and compositional solution fit together perfectly.

Event Times

When
Vernissage: February 2, 2024 09:00 - May 25, 2024

Fees & Opening Hours

Fees

Free entry

Monday -Sunday
09:00 - 18:00
Exceptions

Free entry

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Categories
Architecture
Visual Arts
Photography
Tags
Berlin, DS Allen, Fotografie, Photography
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