When Berlin’s pavements are lined with projectors and shops are desperately struggling to replenish their rapidly dwindling supplies of face paint, it can only mean one thing: The World Cup has arrived. It’s a force so intense it has the power to lure even the most unenthusiastic of sports fans out onto the sun-drenched streets and unite among beer-fuelled revelries. This summer, it seems the whole of Berlin has contracted World Cup fever, and with lifted spirits, its residents are flocking to their local beer gardens, favourite restaurants or the good old späti round the corner to come together and cheer on their national teams. Now, more than ever, Berlin is one multicultural hub, united, despite its differing loyalties, by a fanatical love of football.
To celebrate the World Cup, we asked Berlin photographer Daan Dam to take to the streets of the capital last Sunday, just in time for Germany’s first game. Shooting on the brand new Honor 10 smartphone, Dam captured the spirited mood so powerfully conjured by the World Cup — uniting the city regardless of age, gender or race. Though the football results were unfortunate (for Germany), the phone’s AI capabilities meant the photographic results were outstanding — with real-time recognition of over 500 scenarios across 22 categories, the Honor 10 can tell a German flag from a half-eaten currywurst; one midfielder from the rest of his team and a sunny match day from a rainy one. They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, and we believe that’s true, so feast your eyes on the best of the bunch, and let Dam’s Honor 10 snapshots do the talking, and get you World Cup ready.
To find out more about the Honor 10 smartphone and purchase the handset, head here.