In terms of architectural photography, the winter season appears to be my most productive period. Several reasons are responsible for that: the weather often provides days with a dull, grey sky (which I strongly prefer); the trees have lost their leaves (and thus are not blocking the sight) and there hardly any people outside (at least not for just being outside).
I took the images of this post around March and April. Each of the depicted buildings is located in Hanover; you can find most of them close to the city center. They differ in their age, size and purpose. In being not restricted to a special type of building (or capturing only “beautiful” houses), I try to draw a more complex picture of the city. However, I’m definitely opportunistic in the choice of my subjects: corner houses work best as they are placed more prominent than their in-street counterparts. And you have more space at a crossroads to find a suitable camera location.
Normally, I choose Sunday mornings for these kind of photo tours. The streets are empty then and I don’t have to care about the traffic (that doesn’t mean I want to take the photos standing in the middle of the street but I easily get shot without cars passing through). I leave home around eight o’clock, heading for the subway station. After some minutes, I continue my trip on foot, walking randomly through the streets. If there is something I like, I just stop and set-up my tripod. It takes me roughly two hours to finish the 36 exposures of one film. Fog is a special gift that occurs occasionally during the first hours after sunrise. Sometimes, the sun breaks through the clouds and fog, prematurely terminating my trip. However, on way home l’m greatly looking forward to have breakfast.
All images shown were shot on Fuji Acros 100 35mm film.