On Friday, August 16th I went to the opening of the C/O Berlin, ‘Timeless Beauty, 100 years of fashion photography’ exhibition. I had such a good time and it was one of those evenings where I was reminded of just how much I love this city. For starters, I was put in an extremely good mood when I realised that, that evening, the exhibition was going to be free. I have never actually been to an exhibition opening before (shocking in my line of work!), so I enjoyed the pomp and ceremony that went into the event which included drinks and food in the courtyard, a live band, speeches et al.
As for the exhibition itself, really, I should go again because although I was surrounded by amazing, moving and iconic images by trailblazing photographers like Lindbergh, Ritts and Ray; I kept prowling through the corridors of the building to take pictures of people.
Here are some of the people that caught my eye-
I’ll start with the lovely Hermano Silva, a fashion photographer friend of mine whose immense knowledge of photography led him to be my ‘Tour Guide Source’ of the evening-
These pretty little things-
Seeing this man sporting his Burberry Prorsum S/S 12 Ankara print shirt kinda made my night. For any man who is unsure of how to mix African prints with contemporary wear. Get out your pen and paper. Take notes. This is how it’s done-