Teri Darnell’s Berlin ‘Cabaret of the Nameless’ series is influenced by the works of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and Georges de La Tour.

La Tour, a French painter of the 17th century, composed startling geometric simplifications of the human form, and created theatrical interior scenes lit only by the glare of candles. Like these painters, her images focus on dramatic situations and subjects, and a high contrast of light and dark (chiaroscuro).

Cabaret of the Nameless is not about the glorification of the 1920’s, but about the dream, the excess, and the intoxication which one would like to surrender to today, with all its consequences, without thinking of the morning.

The interplay of this retrospective counter-world of sinful beauties and forbidden oddities was conceived in 2012 by the dazzling art figure Le Pustra. Le Pustra reinvented Elow’s original concept by offering a voyeuristic and fresh view of Berlin from the 1920’s. His vision draws inspiration from sources about the wicked nightlife of this time, with its cashmere, brothels, cabarets, and theaters.


Teri Darnell is an artist who uses her camera to connect to places that few people explore. Her use of vibrant colors and evocative imagery enables viewers to engage in worlds that they might not otherwise encounter.

Teri serves on the Board of Directors of Atlanta Celebrates Photography. She served six years in the U.S. Air Force, notably in Berlin during the cold war. In 2015, she retired after twenty-five years of service with a Fortune 50 company as a Multi-Media Development Manager to pursue her passion in photography.

In 2017, Teri’s images were selected for the Songzhuang International Photo Biennale, Czech China Contemporary Museum, Beijing, China; the Decatur Arts Alliance, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia; Puppy Love, Hathaway Contemporary Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia; the Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia; and Atlanta Celebrates Photography’s highly acclaimed annual art auction.

Teri was selected as a finalist for the 8th Julia Margaret Cameron Award. Several of her images were exhibited at the 2016 Berlin Foto Biennale.


Nancy McCrary

Nancy is the Publisher and Founding Editor of South x Southeast photomagazine. She is also the Director of South x Southeast Workshops, and Director of South x Southeast Photogallery. She resides on her farm in Georgia with 4 hounds where she shoots only pictures.

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