MOMENT portrays urban landscapes and mirrors their complex yet compressed perception into one single moment.
Every picture initially seems authentic and familiar. However, at second glance, the beholder loses ones bearings as the usual order of time and light seems to have been dissolved. A new, intense reality is discovered: an altered understanding of photography, and a new interpretation of the term “moment” – a moment that is not real, yet true.
For every picture of this series, I returned to the same location repeatedly, setting up the camera at the exact same position to take multiple shots at different times of the day – and night. Later, these numerous images were combined into one picture, thus creating my image of an alleged snapshot. I don’t only play with our viewing patterns, dissolving the line between perception, possibility and truth, but also deliberately use the cognitive phenomenon to memorize experienced moments, as the human mind virtually staples shot by shot and over time condenses them into one single inner picture. Thus, the series MOMENT reflects overwhelmingly complex sensations and is a fascinating expression of urban life that moves between reality and the subjective perception of it.
The pictures radiate an esthetical calm. Yet they also portray the chaotic uproar and the relentless progress of time. The manipulated reality is my photographic principle. Urban landscapes is where I am at home.
052 x 067 cm – Edition of 25 + 2 AP 078 x 100 cm – Edition of 07 + 1 AP 125 x 160 cm – Edition of 03 + 1 AP