Not too far from where Hitler’s Chancery building stood and close to where Hitler committed suicide in his famous underground bunker, lies this unsettling memorial to all of the Jews who were murdered in Europe.
This memorial was dedicated in 2005 and has been controversial because some say the memorial doesn’t attempt to answer questions like “how?” and “why?”
I’m afraid that this photo doesn’t come close to giving the viewer a sense of this place and a sense of my emotions as I looked for the right way to photograph it. In the end, I chose to include the trees bordering the monument to the west because I liked the contrast.
I’d like to think that if I went back to Wittenberg, Germany (where Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses), I could get a better photo of the Wiener Man. Like the girl I posted a few days ago, he looks a bit suspicious. A better shot would have people waiting in line for the wurst he was selling (which I think is the best wurst in Wittenberg!). The Wiener Man would be oblvious to me and I would have a great action shot.
For what it’s worth, there are very few photos I’ve taken and posted here that I wouldn’t want to take over again so that I could improve them. How do other artists deal with their old art which could be made better as their skills improve?