I love photography, it is my passion. Often it is the first thing that I think of when I wake up and the last thing before I go to sleep. And yet I care even more about the subjects, themes of life, the people that I photograph. I love making (not taking) pictures about something – as opposed to of something. I’m also quite obsessed with black & white as you might notice. And I think too that sharpness is a completely overrated bourgeoise concept (Henrie Cartier Bresson).
Most of my work focuses on photojournalism and on covering and documenting aspects of urban cultural and social life. This on the one hand includes documentary projects and stories, some of them also with texts, mostly in German, my native language. On the other hand, I have been covering allot of events like theatre and opera performances, graffiti battles or Jazz concerts, including all the life that happens backstage. However I don’t like to narrow my field of engagement, so I basically shoot everything (that doesn’t include a studio). In the blog-section under “more” you therefore will find a wider variety of photos – from landscapes to even wedding photography.
Photo and caption above by: APA/Erwin Scheriau (refugees border crossing SVN-AUT; October 2015)