Freitag, 6. November 2009

Real Or Not ?

Pure 2009

I am kind of agitated and satisfied as well. The first part of my new mannequin series is in the can! I take a short look at the pictures after uploading to the computer and leave them on the back burner for a while to step back. During this time of "breeding" I´m open to particular images flashing automatically upon my inward eye. Before clicking the file two weeks later I get pretty nervous with a queasy feeling, just realizing a few minutes later that I am actually pretty confident which pictures are most captivating and worth to work on further.

Airy 2009

I´ve been fascinated by capturing mannequins since years. Provided they are realistic, well done and a bit shabby already, they draw my attention. Made to give to a shop window credibility and humanity in the stage setting of its products, mannequins have always been considered as the reflection of the "ideal beauty" during the time that they were manufactured.

Paris 2009

Especially when damaged, their humanoid appearance emerges even more, and I try to emphasize this effect in my images. I make my mind a blank and forget everything I know or associate with the object and try to see it with new eyes. I somehow communicate with the models, looking at them from different angles and lighting conditions.

Locked to the View 2009

At the end you can find one single model in a variety of moodes. She may look like being sad or pensive,

Memories 2009

showing confidence by throwing a piercing glance at the viewer,

Suburbia 2009

or "behave" like a shy deer.

Out of Order 2009

Being amazed at the images being as different as day and night, I am seeking to boost even more the specific atmospheres at post processing. When watching the faces it also may occure that an utterly artificial picture comes to my mind that I want to turn into reality.

Moonlit 2009

Chimera 2009


  1. I love Paris 2009 the most! What kind of camera do you have? I wish I could afford a 'proper' one!

    The images are so lovely and haunting!

  2. Hi Abi,

    it´s interesting to hear which one you like the most! I took this series with a Nikon D90. Don´t worry, the most important thing in photography is LIGHT I think. You also achieve good quality with cameras less expensive. I also like a Lomo very much, but that´s an analogue camera (much fun!). Even the new Lumix-compact-cameras by Panasonic provide good quality. Which one do you use?

  3. Time to congrat you for being featured in a treasury some days ago. Even though I like your nature photos best I like 'Locked to the View'.

  4. Hi "Mami",

    thanks a lot! You are very kind to let me know which one you like!

  5. Oooh I have been wanting a Nikon...yes light is really the trick.... I have a very mundane Fuji finepix v10.... I long for macro shots and crisp edges...!