"Dark Days - Venice II" - Gabriele Peters

"This photograph belongs to a cycle of about 70 works which emerged from journeys to serveral cities, among them New York, Prague, and Venice. The whole cycle is called ”Dark Days - Venice, Prague, New York”. Its topic is the isolation of the modern human beeing in today’s big cities. The reality of the city inhabitants undergoes an estrangement by stylistic devices such as coarse grain, blur, camera shake, and multiple exposures. The selected image shows a scene of an alley in Venice, Italy. It has been taken from a large distance at night. The humans, if any can be suggested in the photograph, are not visible in the negatives with the naked eye. Only an extreme enlargement makes their shapes visible."