The KÖ (Königsallee) is one of the most famous, most diverse, most expensive and most opinion dividing street in Düsseldorf, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany. People love the live style the KÖ is representing other dislike it from deep of their hearts. You can find there next to culture and art also jewelry, watches, luxury furnitures and even cars. The main focus is based on haut couture boutiques, and famous global brands in the fashion industry. All this is surrounded by modern coffee houses and restaurants as well first class hotels.
To me the biggest fun is enjoying an espresso on a mild summer afternoon in one of the street cafe and watching the people passing by. You can see young and old, fashion victims as well trendsetter, and very normal people from the suburbs and surrounding of Düsseldorf like Ratingen, Mettmann, Neuss, Viersen, Netherlands and even Cologne. You will see people from all over the world shopping state of the art fashion. Düsseldorf is proving to be the fashion capitol of Germany.
Next to the crowded street during the day, I also love to walk the KÖ during evening hours while the shops are closed. And last people are rushing home or are on their way to an afterwork party or club to dance all night. The shiny lights of the advertisements and branded logos are painting the street into a special atmosphere. This moment I tried to capture last evening when I walked, after a fine dinner in a Steakhouse with some friends, up and down the KÖ.
I used for those low light shootings the Firefly 7Artisans 35mm f0.95 on my Fujifilm X-PRO3 Black. I limited the ISO to 6400 and have chosen the aperture between f0.95 and f2.0. All images are SOOC with the Velvia Fujichrome Film Emulation.