Charlie the stop-motion puppeteer

Charlie and I met by chance. She’d just moved to Berlin from Melbourne and was looking to sublet my flat while I was away — she’d seen my ad on Facebook and sent me a message. I liked her immediately. She turned up at my door like an explosion of energy. At first I thought it was nervous energy but after five minutes I realised it isn’t nerves — it’s this sort of radioactive creativity she keeps contained but at any moment could…