my photographic work in Germany in the nineties, experimenting with
B/W photography, being strongly influenced by the likes of Bresson,
Capa, Lee Miller, Man Ray and others from the 1920's photography/art
circles surrounding the Dada and Surrealist movements. Parallel
to this development I worked for advertising and people photographers
in Duesseldorf and Essen. Through this I learned to work in the
studio environment, which strongly influenced my photographic expression.
With technics such as multi/long time exposures, photogramm and
exploring different surfaces with photographic emulsion I explored
the boundaries of traditional B/W photography with concentration
of the human being in its environments as well as taking the human
out of its normal habitat and reduce it to its purest physical form.
As well as breathing
new life into space that has died, temporally expropriating the spaces
meaning to take it out of its context in order to highlight its physical
existence and at the same time its non existence in a fixed meaning. Working
in site specific appeals to me because it is a practise that combines
two essential elements: the concept and the element of chance. the preplanning
and the spontaneous act of creation, according to what the site has on
offer - which helps me to discover new aspects of my original idea and
which I believe feeds back to the visitor being involved in something
that is still evolving.