Monster by Frank Machalowski
These pictures are from my ongoing series Monster. In this series I show long exposure photographs that depict the people pouring
through the streets as ghostly traces of a moving mass, making them seem almost menacing, like a faceless monster working its way through the city, the line between monstrosity and humanity dissolving in a mist of motion.
I grew up in Berlin, a city that never sleeps, like many metropolitan cities in Europe and around the world. There are many festivals, concerts, demos, sports events and tourist crowds, and these events attract many people. Sometimes I'm fascinated by these masses, and at times it is repulsive for me. Every kind of individuality is gone in a big mass of people, so I hope to catch this feeling in the photographic project.
All pictures taken on film with a medium format camera.
Frank Machalowski lives and works in Leipzig, Germany.
To view more of Frank's work, please visit his website.