“Voyagers – Instant Encounters” is a portrait of man. A random slice of it at least but also a definite proof of the existence of variation. Raw and true in the moment, I spontaneously portray, mostly strangers but also friends of course, who happen to cross my way. The ability to get the momentum while communicating and building trust plays a vital part in the short time one can gain access to an individual’s soul. Photographed with Instax’s Polaroid, I later scan each image in high-resolution but without further digitally editing it.
Getting as close to the quality and look & feel of the original situation is essential. This collection is constantly changing and growing but by no means is there a chronological or any other kind of order. What really matters is the magic moment which occurs, when paths cross and good energy flows. “You may be black, you may be white; you may be Jew or Gentile. It don’t make a difference in our house. And this is fresh.” (Chuck Roberts, My house, 1987)
Austrian born, 1972
Parsons School of Design, New York
New York, United States 1994 – 2004
Berlin, Germany 2004 – current
OLEX – digital. branding. photography
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