At the beginning of 2001, Markus Bollen began taking architectural photographs of the new government and embassy buildings in Berlin.
The sophisticated architecture and the signs of power on the Spree are his themes.
When I had just set up my large format camera in the foreign office just on September 11, 2001 the devastating Attack on the World Trade Center took place. All permits obtained up to that point were suspended for 2 years. It was only in 2003 that I was able to continue the series.
The result is timeless shots of an architecture that in part already has a checkered history behind it.
For example, the Foreign Office was the building of the Reichsbank in the Third Reich, in the days of the GDR the Ministry of Finance resided there, later the Central Committee of the SED.