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Newspapers in the snow, by Charlie Best

1 January 2020

Although I live in London, for the last ten years or so I’ve also been an intermittent resident of Berlin and in 2012 my wife and I spent Christmas and New Year there.

It snowed quite heavily over Christmas, and leaving the flat a couple of days later to go and get some groceries I noticed this pile of newspapers at the end of the street. Being a lazy photographer I didn’t have a camera with me, but it had just started to rain and I knew if I waited, the snow would be gone in a few minutes, so I ran back up to get my D3X and shot a handful of frames.

An hour later it was just a soggy pile of papers. I love the monochrome feel with the single touch of colour where one of the corners has been turned up, but not by me! I have large print of this on one wall at home and, unusually for anything I’ve taken, I still like it.

Charlie Best has been shooting since 1985. After years travelling around the world shooting for hundreds of different magazines he now specialises in corporate portraits for large corporations in the UK and abroad.

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