Brandenburg Countryside

Brandenburg is a region in Northeast Germany completely surrounding Berlin. Compared to the vibrant German capital it is a totally different world with a predominantly rural character. Brandenburg's capital Potsdam, where I live and which is known among tourists for its famous Prussian castles and parks – for instance Sanssoucis and Babelsberg castle - is an exception. But outside the few cities Brandenburgs population has alwas been sparse, then went down even more after the German re-unification. The countyside still offers many endearing oddities and relics of the other German country, the DDR (GDR). Yet this tide has recently turned, and there are more and more indicators of emerging businesses even in the most rural regions. There is a wind of change, and in my series "Brandenburg Countryside" I have tried to capture the current state of transformation, and to conserve images from places that are about to disappear.