On Art and Aesthetics

Sebastian Jacobitz

In his striking series “Berlin After Dark”, Sebastian Jacobitz, a 29-year-old German photographer interested in the everyday life of his city, captures the Kurfürstendamm or Ku’damm, the most prominent shopping street in Berlin.

Sebastian writes: “Normally, the street is filled with people looking for the newest dress or cellphone. But when the sun leaves the scene, another characteristic is visible. Almost like a blurry dream, my series displays another side of the street. Through the flash and with a longer shutter speed, the characters take a different twist. What is unimpressive, mundane and usual at day becomes extraordinary, gritty and wild at night.”

These photos were taken during Christmastime.

The photographer continues: “Often times we feel less motivated during the winter. Especially for photography, there is this prejudice that we need good light in order to create good photographs. I even hear that street photographers don’t want to…

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