A summer in „Balconia“, in lockdown, in heat and depression, and colorful bulky waste.
„Maybe this is one of the most emotional series I’ve ever photographed. So much that I wanted to throw everything artistic overboard and do it without retouching, without decoration and, inhuman as this summer is, without people.“
Pictures and text are often treated as separate categories. However, a written word has always a visual aspect to it, and a picture tells something that can be translated into words – even if it must be more than 1000.
The layout work should explore the boundaries of these two media.
Torn and pasted, destroyed and embellished – this project is supposed to give the inevitably two-dimensional medium “photography” further levels. For this purpose, several photos were taken, edited, and put together with objets trouvés. The compilations follow certain aesthetic and substantive logics, have similar colors and shapes, similar themes or fit associatively. They often combine staged and documentary photographs.
“If it occurs to me at four in the afternoon that I want to buy some eggs, it may be too late for that day. Shopping in Cuba can be exhausting, but also wonderfully relaxed: No billboards, no overwhelming selection, no pressure. Except you need eggs at four p.m..”
“Living Pictures”- inspired by the old masters, among them Caspar David Friedrich, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Théodore Géricault, Gustav Klimt, Alfons Mucha, Peter Paul Rubens, and Jan Vermeer. Some of these pictures are created in cooperation with Oliver Ez.
After photographing and printing, a layer of paint should add to the aura of the tableau.
Urbex, short for „Urban Exploration“, describes the exploration of lost places in mostly urban space. It is a genre for adventurers and nostalgics: One feels transported back to distant times, experiences how nature reclaims, overgrows and covers up what has been created by man, how time finally wins. Urbex locations are places of silence. In them one feels like experiencing a place outside time.