As a photographer and audio-visual storyteller, I am interested in contemporary debates. What can we believe? How can we find the basic mutual understanding needed for a sustainable co-existence? In a world of confusing narratives, deceiving misinformation, and intentional disinformation, I am searching for a (universal) moral and ethical compass as guidance.
With a background in journalism my focus is on social and political issues: the interaction with our environment, the fabric of societies, the way we decide to connect, partition, and organize the world we live in.
My work – mainly project driven – tries to simplify complexities and focus on the big picture, being part documentary, part fiction, part vision; not journalism not art; neither plain photography stills nor moving pictures; both series and standalone images at once.
This website is an experiment, exploring how to make photography shows more immersive. With a new online viewing concept for private visitors and an adabtable exhibition streaming concept for professional spaces, the new projects are not only more easily accessible to a wider audience, but also put less strain on the environment due to reduced travel, shipping, and a lower carbon footprint of production.
While starting in the more common two-dimensional space, a vision for offering even more intense photography exhibition experiences by adding a third dimension of space, is already in the making. If common ground shall be found in values and emotions, feelings have to take center stage.
For now, private viewers have access to the shows with a digital ticketing system for visiting exhibitions online. Professional partners worldwide are offered a flexible monthly subscription plan for streaming single works as well as whole shows into exhibition spaces as single or multichannel installations.
Certainly, traditional exhibitions with photographic prints can be organized on demand.
Latest Project: Evolibrium – Transformative Chaos at a Crossroads
On a Personal Note
First, a confession: as much as I love photography, at the bottom of my heart I am a journalist.
I was working in a pretty crazy niche of journalism, with a wire service, where the (mutually exclusive) tasks of speed and precision are king. Assessing breaking information, double-checking its veracity, adding context, and within minutes, sometimes seconds, sending it over the wire as news for the rest of the world to know.
Not much time to think, not much time for beauty. No time for mistakes. A wonderful job if you like adrenalin – and don’t mind a heart attack.
When chronicling the world in real time, maintaining factual neutrality and trustworthiness are paramount, leaving little space for nuance or commentary. Often, one argument stands against the other, statements, counter statements, for the reader to make sense of it all.
Unfortunately, in times of shameless deception, the honest broker allowing all parties equal weight tends to contribute to the cacophony of voices and the confusion of the audience.
With my photography work, on the contrary, I always had the feel of a single image or even a series of photographs missing a dimension, wasting the opportunity of providing a deeper experience to the ausdience.
Consequently, with both missing an element in photography and longing for more pointed narrating, I decided to combine both, leading to immersive audio-visual storytelling being the common denominator.
In my projects I am telling opinionated contemporary stories based on reliable facts, utilizing photography, text, and sound for deeper emotional engagement, borrowing from the journalistic techniques (and senses) I was trained for, and embracing the photographic narrating I love.
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