Where are all the chewing gums gone?

In the streets of Berlin you step into a chewing gum vending machine every 50 meters. I’ve always wondered why are there so many. Do berliners have a particularly bad breath? Not that I’ve noticed. Well, not more than in any other place I know… Anyway, the thing is that this town is packed with them. 

But I’ve noticed that for some reason, for quite some weeks now, they are all empty. Where are all the chewing gums gone? Have they been kidnapped? Have they emigrated to a warmer country? Is there some kind of mafia buying them all to produce a chewing gum supplying crisis and then resell them at a way higher price? 

I just can’t find an explanation, but I’m starting to worry…  

Tomás Correa

Berlin, Germany

I was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) in 1974. In 1992 I started to study photography in my home town. After some years I moved to Berlin to go on with my studies and get a wider view about photography. After working for many years in the design and advertising industry and having photography as a scape, in 2009 I decided to put more effort on my own projects. At the moment, I'm focussed in a personal search that's helping me to understand what I want to express, artistically speaking. Or is it the other way around?