Instant Encounters


Quest - Im Wandel der Zeit


“Voyagers – Instant Encounters” and “Quest – Im Wandel der Zeit” are topic-specific, photographic diaries and studies which draw inspiration from movement, exploration and the interaction with individuals who’s path I cross. In “Quest” the geographical and cultural differences, the characteristics typical for a region and period, are portrayed by showing the surroundings created by man. These are mostly of typographical, architectural and various other kind. In “Voyagers” the approach is a direct one with actual portraits shot solely on Instax Polaroid film. The processed photos possess an impressive color spectrum and saturation, making it my choice for portrait photography on the go.

Though this is by no means a political website, I take the liberty to comment on what I see and create. Quest’s stories contain personal views alongside historical and other facts which I research to the best of my knowledge beforehand. Respect for the individual and privacy have always played a key role in my work. Almost everyone who posed for a picture, was asked beforehand and a promise was given to not reveal the identity.  The two projects which make use of two very different photographic technologies (Polaroid film, Digital), complement each other and function as a whole.

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Oliver Lins Olex Berlin New York


Austrian born, 1972
Parsons School of Design, New York

New York, United States 1994 – 2004
Berlin, Germany 2004 – current

Olex – Creative Agency
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