Tea House

CompanyMario Basner Photography LLC
PhotographerMario Basner
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

This image is of the Tea House amidst the "Speicherstadt" in Hamburg, Germany. This is a UNESCO world heritage site and the largest historic warehouse district in the world. Built as a tax free trade zone, it once handled 1/3 of the world's carpet trade. It now houses primarily creative businesses such as design studios, media offices, etc. The area is widely popular for its romantic feel and inspiring qualities. From my perspective, this image describes how historic sites in Europe are often not just preserved, but actually integrated and celebrated in modern life.

About Photographer

Mario Basner grew up in Hamburg, Germany and has always been a creative force. While fate led him towards a successful career in music first, photography has always been there and served as a creative outlet for most of his adult life. He owned & operated a custom darkroom business in Hollywood, before moving to Las Vegas in 2006. In 2013 he decided to dedicate all his time to photography and formed his company, which offered commercial, portrait and fashion work. Since then, his passion for contemporary art has resulted in the pursuit & capture of the Beelitz Series in 2014 - his debut project in the fine art domain. Mario now operates an art gallery in Las Vegas and continues to expand his fine art collection.