Bilder meiner Kindheit
Art der Fotografie:
Teilweise inszenierte, wie die Bilder Ast, Stöcke und Stuhl; teilweise abbildende Fotografie wie die Bilder See und Himmel.
Die benutzte Technik:
Pictures of my childhood
Over and over repeating the same experience, the same ritual in my childhood has firmly anchored a few, but significant pictures in my memory. I believe, though, that these are the only pictures left in my memory from my childhood — to keep my own sanity.;
Given the topic “me” in our workshop I took the hard decision to get these pictures out of my head — and through my camera into reality, back into the world.
The number 3 is important in these pictures. This number is very often seen as a sacred number. In Christianity it is a symbol for God in his three manifestations. I have consciously integrated this number into my pictures because I condemn my parents having abused my brother and me, justifying their deeds with Christian believe.
Partly stages pictures (branch, sticks, chair), partly realistic photography (lake and sky).
The technique had to wait until my soul was ready to let pictures float into my camera and on paper. And it involved a lot of waiting until the light really fitted my taste. No, not taste — the light had to help me to get the terrible experiences out of my head and into reality — to finally let go.