This pop up is something new, special and personal exhibition. Having worked and lived in Berlin, this city has always been very special to us. This year we decided to say goodbye to our ‘Koffer in Berlin’. However, we like to welcome Berlin in our hometown Amsterdam. During our recent visit in Berlin, we came across the amazing street photography by Anni Berlin (Andrea Lohmann). And instantly fell in love with her keen eye on architecture, colours and composition. Andrea is originally a specialist for roll film cameras, a Francophile and she loves the change of perspective when she communicates through her Instagram alter ego Since she can remember, photography was always a part of her life. With a roll film camera, that originally belonged to her grandmother, she went on photography tours with her childhood friend. #Instawalks are old news for her.
Andrea has lived in Berlin since 1999. There are a few connecting themes in her work: the play with shadows, a lot of blue skies (as much as possible) and – in her own words- “old men in windows”. “You have to take a closer look at my pictures, even if that’s not seasonable in this day and age. And I want to break with old habits of seeing the world”, she says.
 She uses Instagram only for #latergrams that she takes with her digital camera. In comparison to her roll film camera days, Andrea appreciates the freedom of taking hundreds of pictures with her digital camera. “But most of the time the best picture of one motive is still one of the first three pictures I take!” She precisely chooses the pictures, edits them and… keeps a lot of her treasures to herself and her friends. Now she is sharing them with us!
Andrea has a special interest in Eastern Europe. She travelled previously to Romania, Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia the Kosovo and Ukraine in peaceful times. Just like us, she usually tries to avoid the places where the masses go.