Invading Spaces | Quest – Im Wandel der Zeit and Voyagers – Instant Encounters are topic specific photographic diaries which draw inspiration from movement, exploration and the interaction with places and individuals who’s paths I cross. “Invading Spaces” shows regional and cultural particularities and characteristics by focussing on the surroundings created by man. Reflecting on man-made environments paints a pretty good picture – an indirect portrait so to say – of the inhabitants and the era you are looking at. The things we put in this world and the shape we give them are forced upon each one of us .. they are invading spaces and should therefore be well-thought through. My focus occupationally (Olex – Creative Agency) aims at related fields of interest such as typography & signage, identity in the public realm, architecture, various design genres and more.
In the recently exhibited and now published project “Voyagers”, the approach is a much more direct one, using an entirely different photographic system. This portrait of man is painted by actual people of all couleur, captured spontaneously and wherever possible. Fujifilm’s Instax Polaroid system possesses an impressive, well-balanced color spectrum which makes it to me, the ideal portrait camera when out and about. If operated correctly, faboulus results can be achieved.
Though this is by no means a political website, I take the liberty to comment on what I see and create. The stories in Invading Spaces 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 very different photographic technologies (Polaroid film, Digital), complement each other and are meant to function as one.