Since he was 17, Berlin-born Jim Rakete has been taking photos for newspapers, magazines and agencies. Over the years he has had countless international actors, musicians and aritsts in front of his lens. Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Sean Connery - he has had them all. No wonder they say: if you've been photographed by him, you've made it for real!
For our Motel One Berlin-Upper West he has portayed six of the most renowned German-speaking actors, underlining the cinematorgraphic design theme in the lobby and rooms perfectly. Take your time when taking them in: His black-and-white works have a special effect, capturing people and moments in a sort of filmic slow motion, which allows the observer to look more closely and recognise hidden details.