The Morning After: German Clubs After Everyone Leaves

A couple of German students from Hamburg decided to start a photography project. They wanted to take photos of well known German nightclubs after everyone had spent a heavy night of dancing, drinking and partying. Taking the shots in the early morning after everyone had left, they aptly named the art project The Morning After.

Giesermann André and Daniel Schulz liked the idea of taking photos of clubs after the party. One inspiration they had in doing the project, was to show that after everyone is done dancing in the dark and the house lights go on, one can see the true form of the space. They also wanted to show that even though the club is empty the photos still bring the viewer an image of people dancing. By just looking at the photos, one knows that something had happened there.

Both students study at the HAW Hamburg Academy of Fine Arts in communication design and industrial design. They are planning a joint photo book for the future.


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  1. frat brah

    Is this supposed to be a mess? This would take 20 minutes tops to sweep and mop. Absolutely nothing compared to what frat houses across the USA have to deal with.

  2. Jens

    @frat brah: you completely lost the point man, it’s not about how dirty the place looks but it’s about showing you how the place looks when no one is there and after the party has finished, most of the people who have been there won’t imagine or know how the place looks as it’s dark, full with people and lasers lights, etc so this is to show how the spaces exist and look without all those elements and make you think of how it actually looked a few hours ago… But probably it was too much to ask to your narrow little mind which has to compare everything to the USA. There is a world out there.

    Amazing clubs and photos btw

  3. Lucas

    Well said Jens. The name ‘frat brah’ says it all.

    Lovely project. Eerie to see these empthy vessels that are normally so full and unified with atmosphere and personality.

  4. marcello

    cool shots!! did something similar for an architecture project, but took pictures with clubs/spaces full as well. more please!

  5. Ray V

    These remind me of times when I have stood alone in a club after hours. Such as my (long behind me) cleaner. There is something quite revered about their atmosphere. I’ve always found it akin to standing in a grand cathedral, or in an isolated spot of natural beauty. Either way, you find yourself being quiet and even respectful.
    Fantastic project. I hope to visit Germany (and its clubs) in the foreseeable future. I’ll have to see which of these I can find on my travels.

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