Antropogia i obserwacja
Presenting: Polish photo journalist Kuba Dabrowski's first column
By Achtung Staff
Photographs by Kuba Dabrowski
I consider myself a street photographer. It is something significantly different then being a street style photographer. These things overlap, I do take photos during the fashion weeks and of course I am interested in how people look and their style, but it’s just the surface of things. What I really am about is the anthropology of daily life, little social observations. The column with the Polish title “Antropogia i obserwacja” is exactly about that. This column will appear here every three weeks.
I’ve been living in Berlin for two years now. It is my city of choice. I love its greyness and chaos. Starting this column at Achtung is a great opportunity to simply be outside, hop on a bike, ride to a distant neighbourhood and interact with people. To observe, think and digest. Hopefully learn some German.
The first ‘episode’ is about Berlin black. I think it is the strongest visual stereotype of the city (rightfully so!) and also its greatest common stylistic divisor. There are all shades of black worn by all kinds of people. From elegant to shabby, from classic to modern, from leather to goretex.