'INDUSTRIAL RED & MORE'
Seeking and finding beauty and aesthetics also in places and moments where you would not expect it, for example in a pandemic city or in the remnants of a dilapidated industry, left overs from a rich past in a once rich region. That is what I am looking for.
As an extra in my work, I recently made the step from classical street photography to photographic collages. By summarizing my photos as collages, I create new realities. My past in the industrial Ruhr area from the 60s and 70s and the predilection for metropolises play a major role in this, urban subjects form a contemporary, metropolis-like atmosphere.
For this series with photo collages I could fall back om my own work, streetphotos that I took in Germany and Amsterdam between 2020 - 2022.
My affection for heavy industries and metropoles is undeniable and originates in my childhood where I grew up between steel mills and coal mining in one of the centers of heavy industry, the ‘Ruhrgebiet’ in Germany. The remains from that time decayed for a long time and - in my view – still offer a beautiful palette of colors and structures. Together with spherical street photography, it forms the basis of this most recent work.
Just as it is the case with my street series, the new work is in color.
Printed work is available in limited editions.
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