The pictures I want to realize through photography show the traces we as humans leave in nature. Especially important to me is the moment when architecture meets nature: the building (a house, a bridge, a tower, …) as a cultural counter-world to nature.
Another topic is the observation of individuals and their behavior in a specific cultural environment. What makes us human and where do we see ourselves as the opposite of nature, rather than part of it.
All of my photographs are intended to function as “images,” independent and absolute within their own boundaries and rules. My artistic realizations aim to be counterpositions to today’s rapid consumption of images. Deceleration and constancy in the effect of my images are of great importance to me. Without a proper amount of time for a closer look and the necessary attention, a photo loses its real strength; the durability over time.
First and foremost, I am a product designer. Since my studies at art school, however, I have also been involved in photography as a tool of investigation and creation. Taking photographs means looking closely, structuring visual impressions, creating context, and finally condensing everything into a single (and never perfect) statement.
In the process of working as a product designer, observing human activities and asking; what we name as a problem to be solved in our everyday life, is an important part of thinking about solutions. This involves understanding of affected people and how they interact, but also the context in which their decisions are made.
Photography can have meaning right here. Unlike words, a picture can make a dense, emotional impression in seconds. A great photography is a point of view frozen in time.