After learning to do color prints from negatives in general, I did a lot of experiments in the darkroom and then eventually started to enjoy exploring subtractive color mixing on photo paper. That's what I am focused on right now. Therefore I do a lot of multiple exposures and between each of them I use different types of templates, stencils or other things for covering up the to be exposed photo paper. Creating these tools, especially cutting stencils, as well as abstracting shapes, reminded me of doing street art and stylewriting, which was a huge passion of mine in my youth. I’ve had thoughts before about possibilities of combining photography and urban art, but never an idea that sparked my motivation to take action in that line of creative work. Finally I found a way of connecting different elements of graffiti with my darkroom work. It's a process full of concentration and preparation, but also of positive accidents and coincidence since I work in total darkness and not using a paper processing machine. It feels good to give up control and to let myself be surprised by what comes out of the dark.
2021 - ongoing
Slanted Magazine #40—Experimental Type
Analogfotografie meets Urban Art
Der OK Magdeburg verstärkt im Format Kulturverstärker Musik und Kunst und bringt sie ins TV, in die Mediatheken und auf Social Media. In ihren Portraits stellen sie Künstler:innen aus Magdeburg aus unterschiedlichsten Richtungen vor.