Analog Pixels: I am always intrigued with how projects start and how ideas develop. Here’s how my side project @analoge.pixel started.
I took this photo a jeweller’s shop sign in 2010 in Ottensen, when I was researching my first book „Hamburg Alphabet“. While I was taking thousands of photos of shop signs all over Hamburg, I began to notice the backdrop of the signs: mosaic facades – pixel grids avant la lettre. I imagine these mosaic facades to be extremely enlarged details of pixel images and I wonder what they would show if scaled down. And anyway, who decided where to put the one red tile and the blue one?
Once you start to pay attention to analog pixels, you still find them on many buildings, especially since Hamburg was heavily bombed during WW2 and rebuilt in the 1950s and 1960s. Many of the old neon signs were put up during the time when this kind of tiny tile facade was fashionable.
On Sunday mornings I sometimes go on long bike rides to treasure hunt. And a year ago I started a litte secondary instagram feed for my finds. Head over to @analogepixel to check it out.
This is my post for prompt 10 of joanahawker’s challenge #marchmeetthemaker: Time to relax. .
#marchmeetthemakerday10 #timetorelax #sideproject #analogepixel #fliesenliebe #surfacepattern #patternlover #foundsigns #instasigns #ihavethisthingwithtiles #welovehamburg #welovehh #hamburgerecken #justsigns #hamburgalphabet #allthingsletters