Fortress Heiligendamm (3 Parts, 2007)

For the Group of Eight summit, Heiligendamm was turned into a high-security fortress. 7.5 miles long and 8 feet tall, a fence was designed to protect the leaders of the world’s eight richest countries. The G8 summit in Heiligendamm costed a round 92 million euros just for security.

“Fortress Heiligendamm” is a photo series of 3 parts:

“The Village”, ”The Woods”, ”The Sea”

It explores the phenomenon of fortification, its effect on the landscape and the sureal fear in the Village “Bad Doberan”.

In opposite to photo journalism Martin Krenn decided to shoot silent images and to use an analog middle-format camera with no tele zoom lens, no flash and no auto focus.

PART 1: The Village