Remembering 30 years of the Berlin wall

30 years ago this month I was in Berlin covering the fall of the Berlin wall.  Then aged 25 years old I got on the first plane I could book and spent the next few days documenting the city both sides of the wall.  Photographing the stark contrasts between the East and the West.

I remember how cold and grey the city was as I passed between the old Check point Charlie and the new openings in the wall.  days before if you had approached the wall from the East side you stood a good chance of being shot.  New graffitti only days old had started to appear on the East side as boarder guards just stood and watched.

I have a gallery of pictures on my website under projects.

Not long after that trip I moved to Gloucestershire where I continue to work in editorial PR and portraiture photography.

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Gavin Crilly Photography

Gavin Crilly Photography Press PR and Corporate photography covering Cheltenham, Gloucester, Bristol and Bath. On time and on Budget. My name is Gavin Crilly and I have been working as a professional photographer for nearly 35 years covering press, PR and corporate photography in London and the South West of England including Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham and Gloucester. I first started as a portrait photographer in Selfridges on Oxford Street, London, in the mid 1980's moving on to newspapers and magazines holding staff and freelance positions…

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