When I saw these photographs by Paris-based artist Neil Atherton I was instantly taken back into my childhood in the GDR. The photos were probably not even taken there, but they do remind me of the time. The architecture, the greyness, the open spaces. The faded colors and the speckles just make the feeling of melancholic nostalgia even more perfect.

This Thursday Atherton opens his exhibition Speckled at the brand new shop and gallery The Early Bird Hype at Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse. Details after the jump.

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