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Statement

Nowadays we are overrun by photographs and in daily life they seem to be all 
around us. These images are massively discharged on us by the different 
media. Our eyes are hardly getting any rest because pictures control the existence. There are new ones coming out all the time succeeding each other with high 
speed. This is made possible by our modern technique.

A reality that we recognise is shown to us and themes like identity and culture 
are important. Contempory photography is a reflection of this. Through the 
eyes of the photographer the world is looking at itself. One wants to catch that 
special moment in a split second so we work with highly advanced equipment. 
All this seems to match our modern lifestyle because we do like to act fast and 
to have our situation under control.

I work with a pinhole camera.
 Something which will be often seen as a prehistoric way of working. But by 
using this black box with only this tiny little hole in it, I try to give my 
photographs another gateway to reality. That small hole has a complete 
different way of looking at the world then that our eyes do or the lens of our 
camera does.

Since some time now I do try to make pictures where the feeling of loneliness 
and emptiness dominates. A world in which expiring time is only visible. You 
see the present and at the same time also the past.
 The light will slowly affect the negative and so I never hurry (exposure times 
are rather long). I gratefully use the coincidence instead of reducing it.

Not 
reality itself but the experience of reality is important as well as the emotion and 
the experience of human perception.
 Nature is my area of work. The “disconsolate” landscape provokes my 
imagination. It causes a different notion of time and the association dominates. In this way I try to dissociate my photographs from time and place in order to 
emphasize some sort of poetic feeling. For the public there is an invitation to 
discover their own world of association.