My first exposure to photography was in my childhood when I got my first pocket camera. In the beginning I did not do very much with it, except for some random snapshots. The idea that the camera can be used as a means of expression, such as canvas and brush, did not yet come to me.
Only much later, by the end of the 90s – when I called my first SLR my own – I began to choose my motifs more carefully (initially rather typical tourist landscape photographs).
As long as I can remember I’ve always been a visually oriented person for whom words or numbers are too abstract, yet my drawing or painting skills were rather lousy. However, it still should take many years until I gradually began to see the camera as an instrument for the realisation of the pictures in my head.
My motifs are strongly influenced by a melancholic or contemplative basic moods and reflect loneliness, disorientation and isolation. Urban sceneries, partly with single individuals lost in it, long corridors, streets or alleys, night moods catch my interest.
As a film geek the works of filmmakers like David Lynch, Ridley Scott or Alfred Hitchcock had an enormous impression on me. These, in turn, were themselves strongly influenced by Edward Hopper’s paintings.
17.1. – 22.2. 2020: Farben der Nacht (Colours of Night). Switchboard Bar & Café, Alte Gasse 36, Frankfurt.
26.1. – 5.5. 2017: Kalte Stadt (Cold City). Switchboard Bar & Café, Alte Gasse 36, Frankfurt.