After 16 Hours of Techno – A Series of Berghain Portraits

Berghain Portraits

photos: Philipp Pusch

If you would even dare to try to take party photos at Berghain you would probably be banned to hell or worse. I’ve seen furious bar tenders leap over the counter to kick people out who took photos of each other with their smart phones. But luckily they can’t prohibit any kind of photography outside of their sacret premise so taking pictures of the people in front of the club is a good alternative. Recently a photoset of the people in the cue of Berghain made the rounds on the internet. And today we have a brand new one for you by young photographer and communications designer Philipp Pusch who stationed himself several weeks in front of the famous club with his middle format camera to portrait the people who went home after 8, 12 or 16 hours in the techno tempel. The result is a beautiful black and white series of 16 portraits of the young and charismatic Berghain goers who look surprisingly good after all these hours of dancing. Enjoy the series after the jump.

UPDATE: Philipp is celebrating the release of his new photo book with an exhibition at Gordon on August 7, 2015.

Follow Philipp’s work on his tumblr kurz vor gerstern.

i was several weeks in front of berghain with my middle format camera to portrait the people, who went home after 8, 12 or 16 hours of techno.
The result is a serie of 16 portraits in black and white.

Frank by Frank
on July 29th, 2014
in Party, Photos

14 Responses to “After 16 Hours of Techno – A Series of Berghain Portraits”

  1. strey Says:

    maybe try taking photos of people over 30? :/
    or did they decline? :v

  2. ASC Says:

    this is quite straight actually.

  3. z Says:

    What they really look like is: relaxed. At peace.
    Tranquil, having shaked off some of the plasticity of society.


  4. Justin Says:

    Now i know the door policy at Berghain, beard, V neck, tatoos and piercings… Very “cool”.

  5. Ionuc Says:

    16 hours :) )) it is like warm up for us ! come to Guesthouse in Bucharest if you want to see beautiful people after 48 hours or more of partying :) in the same place, so this is nice but you can’t beat GH , romanians are coming stronger and longer :) )

  6. uatar Says:

    Searching for “V neck”. No v necks found in any picture. “cool”

  7. Dan Says:

    So let’s get this straight

    These ‘ravers’ have been in a techno club all night and look as fresh as a daisy and are ok with having their photo taken!?

    Utter bullshit

    Just models helping the photographer to sell a book, right?

    When I go clubbing I look like hammered shit when I come out lol ­čśť

    Several disco biscuits, a litre of jack Daniels, some whizz
    and 50 Marlboros lol

    This is Just hype

  8. chris Says:

    you do photos from all these berghain kids…these are not the real berghain people…you should not ask the ones who look pretty after partying at berghain!!! wrong faces!!!

  9. colombian Says:

    what z said!: ‘What they really look like is: relaxed. At peace.
    Tranquil, having shaked off some of the plasticity of society.’

    ionuc mr. romanian.. romanians learned this microtech shit from germans and latins (villalobos/luciano), get a grip man, humble down or you will kill the little bit of respect romanians have earned through their music…

  10. beth Says:

    did you mean “before 16 hours of techno”? cos sure as hell NO-ONE looks like that walking out of beghain after 16 hours. no-one.

  11. Ermi Says:

    boring. These are pictures of normal people aftear a good night out. Nothing special

  12. SoSo Says:

    so, actually nowadays to get into berghain you need like a heroin addict hipster from williamsburg? no real berliner goes to party there, it’s all just tourists… sad. time to close that outdatet location.

  13. Cat Says:

    so many haters hahah poor thing.

  14. Tomb Says:

    SoSo – your comment is so hipster in itself hahaha

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