Photographer Gerry Badger only brought out his camera on overcast days in Berlin between 2007 and 2011. His portrait of the city’s back streets and dilapidated spaces is rough, full of refuse and graffiti, and almost completely devoid of human presence. This series of images depicts the forgotten corners of a living city, full of history; a fact that has seemingly been banished outside the fringes of the frame. What is left is emptiness, broken architecture, neglected parks, vacant lots, discarded things… all fading under a metallic, unfeeling sky. It lends a foreboding sense of loss, an unnamed but tangible, pessimistic outlook on a city floundering in its own forward momentum.
120 pages, 31 x 25 cm, hardcover, Peperoni Books (Berlin).