Long before there was Instagram, photographer Florian Reischauer was roaming the streets, empty lots, abandoned buildings, and apartment blocks of Berlin with his medium format film camera and posting his findings on his blog, Pieces of Berlin.

As a collection, the blog truly represents Berlin more than any other I know. His portraits are an amazing sample of the faces and stories here and I love the mini-interviews he conducts with his subjects. The urban landscapes depict Berlin in all of its dirty, overgrown, take-it-or-leave-it beauty.

AND tonight is the opening of an exhibition of the work at the Lomography Gallery Store in the Friedrichstraße. 7pm. We shall be there.

Pieces of Berlin exhibition information on Facebook

Lomography Gallery Store
Friedrichstraße 198
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All photos by Florian Reischauer