A reality that we recognise is shown to us, and themes like identity and culture are important.
Contemporary 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 like to act fast and 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 tiny hole has a completely different way of looking at the world than that our eyes do or the lens of our camera does.
For some time now, I 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.