songs about roving, rambling and plain hard luck & photography from the other side …

further on up the road

© Records Departement, Ministry of State Security (MfS) Remand Prison, Berlin 2009 by Fritsch

I got a song to sing, keep me out of the cold / And I’ll meet you further on up the road (Bruce Springsteen)

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posted: August 9, 2009
under: black & white, pictures
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21 Responses to “further on up the road”

  1. Joe sagt:

    Die Reduzierung der Bevölkerung auf eine Individuelle Nummer, ist mit der Steuernummer vollzogen.
    Namen sind da wie Schall und Rauch (Da geben sich Eltern Monatelang die mühe in der Namenssuche und das Amt vollzieht das in in 1 Sekunde).

    8154711, sage danke für das tolle Bild.

  2. a.h.lex sagt:

    a really strong photo, fritsch. the contrast to our „normal free WORD“ is big and small at the same time.
    the sharpness of the wall and the chair is good, so the perpective is situated on this point. fantastic!

  3. Very cool shot with an interesting perspective. Just when I think I’ve figured it out, I realized I have not. I like that.

  4. Beverungen sagt:

    clear and sad. end of dreams.



  5. david sagt:

    took me a while, but it’s a prison? really interesting idea and well shot.

  6. Fritsch sagt:

    You’re right, David. It’s a former prison & now a memorial place.

    All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.

  7. Ilan sagt:

    Looking on the door (‚outside‘) through bars.
    Locked in a cage, like a bird?
    Strong image, buddy.
    Love it!

  8. terrorkitten sagt:

    Made me think of Mondrian.

  9. grant sagt:

    i absolutely love this one! it seems all about light and lines.

  10. cako sagt:

    Fantastic composition of light and shadowed areas. Excellent !

  11. rhys sagt:

    sinister and eerie. there must be lots of stories here. Great work

  12. Kamal sagt:

    sad, dark and cold at the same time. the view if seen from the outside and the view from the inside the bars are totally different. at first i thought it was an electric chair at first. or is it really?

  13. Fritsch sagt:

    No, Kamal, it’s not an electric chair. It’s a wooden chair that could be turned around automatically.

    All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.

  14. PixeLuz sagt:

    Oh, that chair where so many stood, with the number under the face. Oh, that could be you or me, question of bad or good fortune. You caught it in a very good manner, darks and lights like bad and good projected on the wall, the conscience wall. No escape.

  15. md.Hafiz sagt:

    great story-telling photo. abstract too. i’m a fan of your photos. keep posting.

  16. A great collection of black and white pictures and musings! Interesting photo blog.

  17. sherri sagt:

    This is going to sound really off the wall, but it looks like an electric chair to me.

  18. walter sagt:

    wow Fritsch … dieses grossartige Bild enthält unzählige Stories und Gedanken … vom nummerierten Gefangenen und weiteren dunklen Geschichten bis hin zu Mondrian und dabei gibt es kein entrinnen denn das Gitter hält alles fest. Bravo!

  19. flo g sagt:

    très belle composition, où chacun des éléments est perturbateur pour l’autre.. La chaise aurait très bien pu être une chaise electrique !
    je me demandais s’il fallait , ou non, redresser cette image, tant les lignes sont directives et froides..

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