All images by Mark Broyer. Used with Creative Commons permission.
We’ve been following the works of Hamburg-based Mark Broyer for a while now, and definitely enjoying the unique nighttime perspective that he captures his city with. We’ve seen colorful after hours, misty nights, and dreamy harbor scenes, all strong and fascinating all the way to the recent installments. But in his most recent take on this ongoing project, he takes us to an early morning stroll around a Hamburg on the cusp of waking up.
In what looks like a sub-plot of his After Hours series, Broyer takes us once more to another installment of What the Fog. This time, we get a glimpse of the same dreamy, foggy visuals of Hamburg’s empty streets at four o’clock in the morning. It’s that tiny detail that somehow changes the way the viewer perceives the city and the story behind the set. I think this is a nice touch that adds dimension to his distinct portrayal of Hamburg at night, considering what we’ve already seen in the previous installments.
In some of the photos, we see different shades of blue in the sky that give us a sense of anticipation for the daybreak, and the idea that Broyer shot well close to sunrise. While not as foggy as the Harbor set, this one is still misty enough to get the spin-off going and cohesive enough to stand on its own. At the same time, the colors and overall visual quality also remind us that this set is still very much a part of the After Hours series.
If you’re learning about Mark Broyer’s street photography for the first time, do check out our previous features on his work, as well as his Behance portfolio and website for the rest of his photography projects.