Berliner Luft by Benjamin Tafel and Dennis Orel is a sort of Ostalgie photo essay revealing forgotten corners of the former capital of the GDR. Unexpected visions of contemporary Berlin include abandoned swimming pools, disintegrating theme parks, sex clubs and garish street fashion in Wedding. The book also includes a handy map for travellers and some visitor tips.

The book presents an image of Berlin that blurs the boundaries of truth and fiction but is stranger than both combined. The evocative photography is complimented by poetic and off-beat text resulting in a package both bizarre and beguiling.


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