24 hours in berlin


Remember back in November when I was in Paris and I didn’t blog at all? One of the reasons was because right when I got back from London, I got an email from my editor at the New York Times seeing if I could shoot a story in Berlin for the Home and Garden section 3 days later. Turns out Berlin is only about an hour and a half flight from Paris and since I will basically say yes to anything that involves taking a plane, I was on board. I had other plans in France before I came back to LA so I couldn’t spend more than 24 hours there. It was beautiful, it was cold and it got dark really early. I loved it.


According to my cab rides, it was definitely fall. The leaves were totally incredible.


I was shooting a co-op building project in berlin’s mitte neighborhood by architects and partners Christoph Roedig and Uli Schop. They greeted me with this breakfast spread and I loved them immediately. It didn’t hurt that their space was amazing, either.









After we went up to the roof to take in the views of the city, they took me into one of the other units. I snapped a couple of photos. The light was perfect. I also got a nice view of the back common space.




And then I was done, the light was golden and I had a couple of hours before my flight. I went for a walk.






Read the article and see all the main photos in Great Homes: On Location in Berlin, A Showpiece of Communal Living.

19 Responses to “24 hours in berlin”

  1. I just love these shots, especially the rooftops with the colourful blue facade. Thanks for sharing with us.

  2. John says:

    You’re killing me with your vignettes.

  3. marisa says:

    wonderful shots!! I love that living room.

  4. umithepumi says:

    So worth the wait. The essay is gorgeous, especially love the sm portrait of the designers on their awesome stairs.

  5. This is phenom! Makes me want to hop on a plane and fly to Berlin. So cool that you were hired to shoot overseas. I would love to do that some day!

  6. laure says:

    I won’t lie, it felt pretty awesome. And Berlin is just so amazing …

  7. laure says:

    Thanks Will, it was so great to be in europe for the fall.

  8. That co-op building is incredible!

  9. samia says:

    Lovely visual tour… I loved the pics on the street.. they are amazing!

  10. LatteLisa says:

    I’m here through Will of Bright.Bazaar and I just wanted to say how I enjoyed this post, the photos are beautiful! Thanks for sharing ;-)

  11. suzy8track says:

    These photos blow me away! Makes me wish my home looked this lovely! Who knew Berlin was so awesome??!!

  12. nathan says:

    Wish I could take photo’s like this – I love the vibrant colours in 2&3

  13. What stunning photographs! Amazing photos from an incredible city.
    Beautiful post, thank you!

  14. Matt says:

    Photography is a fine hobby.

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