Arriving in Berlin in 2018, I found that the overwhelming presence of skips in the city was drawing my photographic attention. Berlin is still Europe's building site so you can find skips on literally every street in certain areas as gentrification washes over the place. I started by taking photographs of the skips whenever I saw them but the collection began to demand its own language. For one thing, I preferred it when I was able to capture a profile view. The dynamic colourful parallelogram shape contrasts with their stolid roadside presence and is how they present their best side. For another, the skips had to be isolated from their surroundings as much as possible. Subject isolation is one of the more effective photographic norms, and gives the skips a lonely or forlorn quality. Lastly, I preferred the skips to not have their contents overflowing. If the skips had their lids raised, as can be seen in some of the photos, so much the better as this adds to their individual personality. I think the collection works best seen all together as a page of colourful shapes.