In my artistic work, be it photography or film, it`s always men kind in the spotlight. I’m interested to experience how the interaction of people takes place, in relation with each other or to their environment. I was searching subconciously for human behaviour, where are commonplaces and where do they divide. That also included the question were is my position
I love books, in particular I love beautifully designed and well printed photo books. Right now I’m working on a photo book entitled BILLARD which will be released in conjunction with an exhibition. I think photos are only printed or enlarged alive. The book and the photographs are a look back on a period that was very important to me Personally important because in this decade both of my children were born, Lisa and Manuel. Lisa was first in 1980. As a part-time father I was part of many things which would make an every day life. Photographed on playgrounds, in parks, at leisure activities and in kindergarten. Extensive travelling was not an issue. So I made small trips, in clubs, bars, and hotspots, or just had encounters with everyday life on the streets What I was looking for were human encounter which were sometimes volatile situations. Faces and gestures, frozen moments in everyday situations Sometimes there was a glimpse of intimacy. As photography is a big part in my life it wasn’t just a project but a part of me. Photography isn’t just a one-way street, it is both a mirror and a window at the same time.
What is the project goal and who is the project for?
For all people who are interested in photography and art. For people who were socialised in the eighties and maybe recall this part of their life as a very intense experience as a member of a very specific group.
Why would you support this project?
Because she/he likes photography in general. Because she/he likes my photos and the atmosphere and the zeitgeist they represent. And maybe people like well printed photo books.
How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?
The money will be used to cover the expenses for printing.
Who are the people behind the project?
I´m the initiator for this project. A publisher will be responsible for distribution. The office for cultural affairs of the Municipal of Munich is a big supporter for all expenses concerning the exhibition.