We have a tendency to judge things on the basis of what we see. But can we always believe what our eyes tell us? People often look at the surface, but they do not observe. A person is seen as a person solely in the context of his or her body while many details of the personality or surroundings go unnoticed and remain hidden from sight.
If, however, a detail is brought into the foreground and displayed in a different light, it gains in significance. If we try to reproduce a large number of details alongside one another, the focus becomes blurred again, but the total of the single parts becomes again a whole. Yet from a completely new perspective.
The sum of all the parts need not always be identical, although it always stays the same.
When we experience this change of perspective, a person or a thing looks or appears completely different.
This is exactly what I am seeking to accomplish with my experiments. I am interested in people and people in certain situations or surroundings. New, abstract atmospheric worlds arise from analysis and synthesis, although there are always real situations, locations and people behind them – as the sum of individual, important and supposedly unimportant details.
My objective is to define portraits of people in a completely new way, integrating their own specific surroundings or life situation and interpreting them from a different viewpoint so that I can reveal just how much a change of perspective impacts the individual point of view and how the result is a fully new image.