Ahh Berlin !

14-07-2016

Berlin is such an interesting city, and in the few days I’ve been here, I’ve been to two photographic exhibitions - "Allure" - a large collection street, reportage, fashion and conceptual photographs collected by Swiss collector  Susanne Von Meiss at the C/O Berlin Gallery, and the Museum of Photography which houses the Helmut Newton collection of iconic black and white nude, fashion and surreal photographs which Helmut Newton captured in the 80s and 90s. There was also an exhibition of Alice Springs (June Newton) , Helmut’s wife who had an extensive collection of portraits from the same period. 

I’ve also been getting some writing done and I’m making good progress on the novella "Amy’s Plans" which details the early life and struggles of the Amy Knight character from my novel The House Always Wins. I hope to finish it by the end of next week. And then it’s on to progress “Ethan and James”, the other novella I’m working on.

It’s so much cooler and more pleasant here in Berlin (around the 20s) which makes it much easier to work. Although Florence was incredibly interesting from and art and architecture perspective, the heat and mosquitoes were a hinderance to making good progress on the writing.

I’ve also found some time to do a digital pencil and wash picture of the clock at Potsdamer Platz.

Clock at Potsdamer Platz

Clock at Potsdamer Platz