The Artefacts series was photographed in Istanbul in 2015 within the context of a group project based on Walter Benjamin's text "on the concept of history". I imagined that future archeologists happen to find only one object left over from humankind and write our history accordingly.
Kindly supported by the Nordic Artists Centre in Dale, Norway
The Dale series pictures the moment short before a breaking point, an illusive calm before the storm. The photographs reflect the disorientation I feel in my live knowing something has to be redrafted, but still being in the process of analyzing and thinking about the right steps. It deals with the feeling of fear limiting action, the difficulty to know which side to belong to and how to break rigid paradigms.
Animal portraits photographed at the Zoo, Tierpark and Aquarium in Berlin.
All photos were taken at a firework show, to introduce the portfolio of a firework maker to the public in Königswusterhausen close to Berlin.
In July 2011 I spent one month as an artist in residence at Studio Kura in Itoshima, Japan. My Itoshima series deals with the phenomenon of memory. I was inspired by an essay of Tanizaki Jun’ichirō called "In Praise of Shadows"
Korea Diary, 2007–2008
Due to a DAAD scholarship, I lived in Seoul, South Korea from February 2007 until September 2008. Every day of my stay I took one photo for my "Korea Diary"
Hale Kula, 2005
Hale Kula is the hawaiian term for schoolhouse. All photos show elementary schools in Oahu, Hawaii. The are lit at night to prevent vandalism.
Monterey Trailer Park, 2003
Monterey Trailer Park in Los Angeles California was declared historic status in 2003 as the oldest trailer park of the USA.
Tobu World Square Park, 2008
Tunis Polaroids, 2010
German Village in South Korea, 2008
The German Village in South Korea, is an improbable creation, the product of this nation's shifting needs. In the 1960's and 70's, South Korea, poor and overpopulated, sent thousands of its citizens to work as nurses or miners in West Germany. Today, they and their German spouses are being welcomed back, especially in rural areas whose populations have been decimated by urban migration and declining birthrates. The authorities in Namhae County where the village is located has offered cheap land and construction subsidies to any Korean nurse or miner who had lived in Germany for at least 20 years, requiring that they build houses in one of five German architectural models.
The "Snownight" series evolved from the half sentimental half happy feeling of being home after being abroad for a long time.