Big hello to the US Urbexers from Berlin,
this is just to let you know about a new urbex exhibition in Berlin. I know it is a fat chance but if any of you is in Europe, do get in touch and visit us.
Below is the info on the exhibition of a photographer khown by many as Shadow on flickr.
It is time that urbex photography finally gains its well-deserved recognition beyond the narrow circle...
Photoexhibition: â€śStepping into Oblivionâ€ť by Luis dos Santos
Location: Kunstfabrik Schlot, EdisonhĂ¶fe -Entrance via Schlegeelstrasse 26.
Opening Reception: 26 May, 19.00 -22.00
On View: 26 May - 26 June, 2011; Mon-Sat ab 17.30 and by appointment
More information: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=223680330981905
Curated by: Kira Held
Take an invitation by Luis dos Santos to see his first solo exhibition in Berlin featuring a selection of his unique photographs showcasing some of his adventures in East German abandoned locations, ranging from rarely seen German abandoned asylums, Nazi bunkers and cold war artifacts, to derelict churches and entertainment parks.
While architecture and documentary photographers such as Dieter Rams, Robert Polidori and Edward Bartynsky have been influential in his practice, dos Santosâ€™ work reaches far beyond the realms of documentary photography. Masterfully using high dynamic range photography as a tool to express his creative vision, dos Santos finds a delicate balance between realism and abstraction to bring out the hidden beauty and architectural mystique of abandoned historical locations. His photographs turn places of abandonment and neglect into meaningful and powerful spaces, full of elegance and enigmatic harmony. Constantly refusing the finality of loss and rejection, the photography of LuĂs dos Santos saves abandoned urban treasures from slipping into oblivion.
The opening: 26 May, 19.00 -22.00
The Schlotâ€™s cellar rooms of a converted old factory and vaulted ceilings offer the unique setting for the exhibition and the opening reception. During the opening visitors will be able to talk to the photographer as well as meet other artists also working on documenting East Germanyâ€™s past by re-discovering abandoned locations. We hope you will join us and take advantage of this unique opportunity to gain a rare insight into urban exploration photography as an emerging art form.
The opening will be followed by the concert of Matthias Rethberg Trio, with its harmonically transparent and lyrical jazz compositions.
Bio of the Photographer:
LuĂs dos Santos is a Portuguese photographer currently working in Berlin. His artistic practice began with analog photography and has now expanded to include the limitless possibilities of digital art. His passion for photographing both contemporary and historical architecture has brought him to several locations around the world. Dos Santos has participated in numerous international exhibitions and is highly acclaimed in the online photography community. His work has been featured on the front pages of several editorials devoted to urban decay.