Friday, 22 February 2008

The Lives Of Others

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These photos where taken by Thomas Steinert in Leipzig. But not in the 50s or 60s - they are from the 80s. He said that he took them, so others could look at them with a bit of nostalgia one day and think "Look, we got over this". Looking at them now, they paint the perfect picture of a sexy sad dying GDR. Steinert himself didn't went on to become a cool fashion photographer or photo journalist. After the wall came down, he lived of benefit money, little jobs and only recently got into TV acting. An absurd, contradictory and sad career - just like the GDR.