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Field sketches

Rough sketches from fieldwork.
Pen and marker on paper.

 Waiting for takeoff on a flight to Berlin. Finally on a flight that isn’t overflowing with people. I have two free seats next to me. In front of me are a couple of young twenty-somethings – creatives I think – possibly heading to a conference or a business presentation – I can’t quite tell. Excitedly talking about the coming days. Jack has a presentation – they’re discussing the slide transition from green to blue… It’ll be ok – they have faith that Jack will make it work great.

Waiting for takeoff on a flight to Berlin. Finally on a flight that isn’t overflowing with people. I have two free seats next to me. In front of me are a couple of young twenty-somethings – creatives I think – possibly heading to a conference or a business presentation – I can’t quite tell. Excitedly talking about the coming days. Jack has a presentation – they’re discussing the slide transition from green to blue… It’ll be ok – they have faith that Jack will make it work great.

 Waiting to meet Leah at the Brandenburg Gate. It’s chilly and just stopped drizzling. After 10 minutes my hands are cold. It’s busy as usual. People milling around, taking photos. Finally I see Leah arrive. It’s nice to see a familiar face.

Waiting to meet Leah at the Brandenburg Gate. It’s chilly and just stopped drizzling. After 10 minutes my hands are cold. It’s busy as usual. People milling around, taking photos. Finally I see Leah arrive. It’s nice to see a familiar face.

 I’m sitting on a park bench sketching. There are groups of tourists milling around. As they walk past I notice them glancing at my drawing. I try and hide the sketch – it’s not finished yet. Towards the end a guy comes directly behind me to look. He then asks me if he can take a picture – “it’s beautiful” he says with an Eastern European accent (I think). That’s not a word I’d use – it’s pretty rough.

I’m sitting on a park bench sketching. There are groups of tourists milling around. As they walk past I notice them glancing at my drawing. I try and hide the sketch – it’s not finished yet. Towards the end a guy comes directly behind me to look. He then asks me if he can take a picture – “it’s beautiful” he says with an Eastern European accent (I think). That’s not a word I’d use – it’s pretty rough.

 Taking a break from another full day of workshops. I never would have found the front of the building! The space seems somwhat underutilsed though. The design is quite striking… but a tad dated to the era.

Taking a break from another full day of workshops. I never would have found the front of the building! The space seems somwhat underutilsed though. The design is quite striking… but a tad dated to the era.

 Another pleasant morning in Berlin. I get out early so I can head to the Reichstag, close to HKW. Cool but not too chill. Sunshine breaking through overcast skies. It’s not too busy this early – very pleasant.

Another pleasant morning in Berlin. I get out early so I can head to the Reichstag, close to HKW. Cool but not too chill. Sunshine breaking through overcast skies. It’s not too busy this early – very pleasant.

 Last day in Berlin. I check out of my hotel and make my way to the Victory Column. I have a good few hours to kill before my flight.

Last day in Berlin. I check out of my hotel and make my way to the Victory Column. I have a good few hours to kill before my flight.

 A cold day in London spent wandering all over. Shortly after sketching this it snowed briefly.

A cold day in London spent wandering all over. Shortly after sketching this it snowed briefly.