selected photographs.  project in progress

This project is a personal view onto a city where I moved to shortly before Covid started: Chicago. The prolonged lockdown, curfews and riots as a result of the murder of George Floyd in 2020, which temporarily turned the city into a kind of fortress, kept me trapped inside of my apartment for several months. I got to know the city mainly through the view out of my windows and started to document the daily repetitive prospects with a strong longing for being able to move freely within a city widely unknown to me. Covid is still present and the opportunities to move freely are limited. I'm still going back and forth between Berlin and Chicago and decided to continue this project as a form of Corona diary. Experiencing the city from the perspective of a high-rise apartment is like moving in a quiet, parallel world. In my Castle is an inside-out portrait of a city, characterized by growing social discrepancy and increasing criminality. 

 

The project title is inspired by an old German fairy tale called "Rapunzel", the story of  a girl forcibly held captive by a sorceress and locked in a high, remote tower without a door.