Part of why I love being a freelance photographer is the wide variety of events I am commissioned to photograph each year. Each event I cover is unique: the day of photographing speakers and guests may end with an evening boat trip down the Spree River or a walk to a fine restaurant in a historic Berlin building.
Recently I had the pleasure of photographing a convention for a large French company visiting Berlin. The evening festivities included a visit to a fantastic space called ewerk, a renovated electric power plant from the early 20th century. The industrial feel was very apparent in every detail of the massive brick structure. An iron spiral staircase led to a cocktail mezzanine overlooking the main dining hall, where huge iron hooks and pulleys hovered over the dinner guests. Compared to many of the cramped, tiny cellars and alleyways of other European cities I've worked in, ewerk is a spacious change of pace.
Part of the fun of photographing events is the surprises: a singer dressed as Marlene Dietrich appeared in a spotlight and began a retro vocal tribute to Berlin's 1930s cabaret swing era. Later, she effortlessly transformed into a version of Edith Piaf with a rendition of La Vie En Rose so perfect she received massive applause from her French audience. She even invited one of the guests on stage to accompany her for her big finale.
I very much enjoy documenting events in Berlin and beyond. Feel free to contact me for a quote for your next event or convention. I look forward to it.