2022 / Fine Art / Portrait

As I Saw My Reflection In The Palace of Tears

  • Photographer
    David Degelin

The series is about the beauty of solitude, of of the main themes in my work. It is inspired by the cold war border crossing in Berlin at the Friedrichstrasse, called 'Tränenpalast' (Palace of Tears). I wanted to create a dark, yet colorful apocalyptic ambiance in this confined space undergroiund. Featuring Belgian model Cassandra Marloye.

Growing up with a film director as dad, camera's, images, films, were just part of my daily life and being exposed to various forms of image processing during my childhood helped me to develop my visual sense early on. At university I graduated in archaeology and in addition I studied cultural and social anthropology. Through my photographic work I found a way to express my passion for people and culture, in portraits and street photography.