Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Snapshot Berlin

Monday, June 15, 2009

Berlin: Shepard Fairey @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

Caught the opening reception for graphic designer / DJ / street artist / Obey Giant guy Shepard Fairey's Print Retrospective 1997-2009 at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery on our last night in Berlin.

Celebrated as a Person of the Year in 2008 by GQ Magazine, Fairey's HOPE poster in support of Obama's run for President became a part of the US National Portrait Gallery's permanent collection in January.

Worth visiting. Till July 11.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Germany: it's all about the sausage

East Frisian island off the North coast of Germany.
Population 825.
Ferry access twice daily.
One hair salon.
Two ATMs.
One grocery store.
FORTY-FOUR kinds of sausage on shelf.

There was also an in-house butcher.

Who would expect the demand to be so fierce?
The wall of sausage was so strikingly iconic and yet so unexpected, I had to document it...