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Luke Abiol's project Winters Berlin is a series of large format photographs made over a period of seven years while living in Germany. These photographs look into the history that saturates Berlin's structures and streets.
Abiol is particularly interested in the layers of the city that - when peeled away - introduce the viewer to countless traces of Berlin's inhabitants. Stories are derived from space and histories are formed.
Luke Abiol was born in San Francisco, came of age in New York, started a family in Berlin and now finds himself back in San Francisco. Luke observes the traces that industry, war, nature and time have left upon our urban spaces–then leaves his own traces to be read by others.