Urban Photography by Thomas Birke

Amazing urban photography by talented German photographer Thomas Birke of several metropolises such as Hong Kong, Berlin, New York, Paris, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Stunning colors in every sinlge photo. Birke manages to make HK look gritty and glamorous, using a long-exposure Sinar film set-up.

“I am most interested in density… My aspiration is to show at least 1,000 people or their traces on every picture. Be it the illuminated windows of their apartments, the light streaks of their vehicles or their clothes hung out of windows for drying. Even if you do not see people directly, you can see their footprint on the urban environment.”

Thomas Birke

His goal is to capture urban existence by showing 1,000 people or their traces (windows, laundry, etc.) in every picture.

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