After documenting the often unreported and hidden beauty of Iran earlier this year, Berlin-based photographer Luis Filippo decided to tackle a place a little closer to home: Kreuzberg.

The inner-city Berlin neighborhood has attracted students, artists and immigrants since the days of heavily-controlled rent in the 1960s. Enclosed by the Berlin Wall on three sides during the Cold War era, the area became famous for its alternative lifestyle, the squatter uprisings, and punk rock — especially the SO36 part of Kreuzberg, the same part which Filippo set out to capture.

Modern day Kreuzberg, though somewhat gentrified now, is still called home by a similar, weird-in-a-good-way cross section of society. If you can look beyond the noise and commotion, and the drugs and the parties, each street still bares the footprints of its history, both the good and the bad.

Filippo's 36 frames, all of which were shot on his Nikon analog camera, deftly capture the vibe of the neighborhood. Check them out above, and if you'd like to see his work in exhibition, head over to Goodies, Berlin between October 19, 2016 and January 15, 2017.

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