Unveiling of Portrait of PETER SCHELLER
Portrait of PETER SCHELLER
Portrait of PETER SCHELLER
Passers-by, Checkpoint Charlie, 2006
Checkpoint Charlie, 1961

HOMELESS BERLIN, Portrait of PETER SCHELLER

Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin, Mai-June 2006

TRANSLATION: y'know, I got like – so much gets chucked out – a mattress like and a blanket and I kipped there. Or under a builder’s shed was good. But that was this high, an I ad te crawl under. Wi me mattress and blanket like. Then I ad them blue bags like, keep me warm in wind. But first thing when I got misself down for a kip, I took me shoes off. A bloke ere got is legs froze. Well, y’know, walkin streets all day wi shoes on, you avta take em off some time. I allus did that when I kipped. Took me shoes off. others keep it all on. Well, if you kip wi yer clothes on, you get up an it’s cold, so you can, or I allus did, don’t know what others do, get undressed. Next day I move on an I put me clothes on again. Sleepin all night wi all yer clothes on - sno good. And that was like, here, round the corner, like ... Yeh, but then you