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June 28, 2010 7:13 PM   Subscribe

Matthias Heiderich takes colorful pictures of Berlin, among other things. I think this one is my favorite. [via]

The photos on Heiderich's Flickr were all shot since 2006, yet they feature a deliciously retro quality and a color palette that is hard to imagine existing in reality.

There's some overlap here, but if you just want a quick peek without sifting through his Flickr, check out one of these blog posts:

Color Berlin at Grain Edit
Color Berlin at Sooner Than Now
Color Berlin at Core.Form-Ula
Color Berlin at Escape Into Life
posted by malapropist (15 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
His yellow stuff is interesting, but I got far more excited when I saw this flickr set. I really like a few of those shots.
posted by heyho at 7:38 PM on June 28, 2010


Nice stuff - I've seen the Grain Edit work, but it's nice to see more of his stuff. Cheers.
posted by honey-barbara at 7:40 PM on June 28, 2010


It's interesting to pair his retro color work with his White Noise collection of images shot in foggy settings. All fantastic, thanks!
posted by filthy light thief at 7:51 PM on June 28, 2010


(And not to derail the thread into music talk, but I propose that Baths is a suitable soundtrack.)
posted by filthy light thief at 8:05 PM on June 28, 2010


That favorite of yours looks like the cover art for a long-lost Saint Etienne fan-club CD. Neat stuff, thanks!
posted by mykescipark at 8:19 PM on June 28, 2010


I think this one is my favorite.

Enough with the editorializing! (So far that's my favorite, too.)
posted by StickyCarpet at 8:24 PM on June 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


I like this one, as well.
posted by StickyCarpet at 8:29 PM on June 28, 2010


these are really strong.
posted by PinkMoose at 8:45 PM on June 28, 2010


Really nice. He's got a great sense of color, I like how all of the pictures in the first link all look very much like they are all scenes from the same movie (maybe a French 70's scifi movie?). Does he have a book?
posted by doctor_negative at 9:46 PM on June 28, 2010


I think this one is my favorite.
Why does everyone buy a separate dish instead of connecting to a shared dish on the roof? They can't all be pointing to separate satellites.

posted by pracowity at 12:18 AM on June 29, 2010


I hate photographers who make it look like hey, this stuff is easy, and then I try and it's like no wait a sec no it isn't at all.

These are really good.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 1:25 AM on June 29, 2010


Wonderful sense of framing and geometry.

Personally I think he is pushing colors overboard but hey, I know that we don't really "see" the same way.
posted by bru at 4:35 AM on June 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


Why does everyone buy a separate dish instead of connecting to a shared dish on the roof? They can't all be pointing to separate satellites.

They are all pointing to the same satellite. This is relatively common in Germany. A shared dish on the roof would have to be installed and maintained by the owner of the house. Needless to say this building lies in a low-income area of Berlin, so presumably the landlord doesn't bother with it.
posted by cronholio at 6:17 AM on June 29, 2010


These have a haunted, nostalgic feeling for me, both in the content and the color. Like the warmer tone in some of the images -- this one for example.
posted by rottytooth at 7:52 AM on June 29, 2010


I've never been to Berlin, so Wings of Desire (Der Himmel Über Berlin) has been my only window there. I figured it was greyscale and depressing, and narrated by Peter Falk.

Wrong on both counts.
posted by spamguy at 5:54 PM on June 29, 2010


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