Ship Loading Cranes © Jon Ellis

Ship Loading Cranes © Jon Ellis

Ship Loading Cranes in Hamburg by Jon Ellis who solves the world’s problems here. Longtime denizen of Tokyo suburbs, now roaming the shipping ports somewhere between Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein, he dives, shoots film and despite having a secret love of mirrored architecture, dislikes the Sony Center. He says:

“Attempting to carry on the architecture project in Hamburg feels wrong. Or at least i’m not inspired by it yet. Perhaps Tokyo really is some sort of magical city for photography. Certain it is hard to match for density and (architectural) diversity.

The River Elbe running through Hamburg, with all the associated docks, container ships, cruise liners, etc. is far more interesting than the buildings (which isn’t to say that the buildings are uninteresting, they’re just of a different scale / diversity / number). Unfortunately said river is also proving rather difficult to engage with: access is difficult, and short of actually living down by the water, so is timing.”

For his part in Fragments of Tokyo he has been featured here before.