After Fasching, Mainz goes back to being a peaceful and reserved German city on the Rhine. During Fasching, it’s a madhouse. My German teacher describes it as a town where one boards a bus and everyone is quietly reading a book or looking out the window, but then during Fasching everyone is smiling, singing, and wanting to be friends. “Instead of Germans,” he said,” “everyone’s acting like Americans!”
I felt that black and white helped to balance the city’s competing identities in these photos. I hope you enjoy them.