The work "Cornucopia" was created during the Corona Lockdown and, against this background, deals with the themes of abundance, beauty and (involuntary) reduction.
At a moment when one seems cut off from the fullness of the surrounding world, diversity can only arise from the private, from the collected substrate.
Beauty as a concept is closely interwoven with the clichéd idea of photography. Besides the desire to create memories, showing paradisiacal beauty is one of the great motivations for taking a picture.
How is beauty defined? Is there a universally valid conception of what is beautiful, what is ugly? Are abundance and superabundance positive phenomena? Where does kitsch begin?
In the course of my work, I would like to answer some of these questions for myself.
1995 degree at Staatliche Fachakademie für Fotodesign München
1996-98 freelancing photographer in London
from 1998 freelancing photographer in Munich
2013 cofounder of artist‘s collective „million books“
2014-18 lecturer for photography at University for Applied Sciences Augsburg
2016 artist‘s residency in Lisbon with the „flaneur - new urban narratives“ project, funded by EU and UNESCO
2017-18 lecturer for photography at University for Applied Sciences Munich
2018 lecture and workshop at London South Bank University
2019 2 lectures at University for Applied Sciences Augsburg
1997 Reinhart-Wolf-Preis 1996, Kunstgewerbe-Museum Hamburg, group exhibition
1999 Claudia Stein, Büro für Fotografie Stuttgart, solo exhibition
1999 „photography now“, Büro für Fotografie in Berlin, group exhibition
2000 „Lehrjahre-Lichtjahre“, 148 photographersn from 100 years of Munich Photoschool, group exhibition at Stadtmuseum München, with catalogue published by Schirmer Mosel
2000 Galerie Marquardt, Munich, group exhibition
2001 „photography now - Plattform für neue Fotografie“, group show at Praterinsel Munich
2003 „street photography“, Hochhaus der Dresdner Bank, Galerie im 30. OG, Frankfurt am Main, group exhibition
2015 publicationn „l nd n“, launched at Vienna Photobook Festival and at Polycopies Festival Paris
2016 „flâneur - new urban narratives“ exhibition in collaboration with Sonia Hamza, Praça Principe Real, Lisbon
2017 „Bilder der Überwachung“ group exhibition, Stadtmuseum Munich
2017 „flâneur - new urban narratives“, group exhibition at Format Festival Derby UK
2017 Polycopies Paris: launch of the publication „Az.X/1613/80“
2018 „L ND N“, solo exhibition at Borough Road Gallery London
2019 Unseen Amsterdam, launch of „The Harvest“
Dresdner Bank collection
The Tate Photobook Collection, curated by Martin Parr
Fotomuseum Winterthur photobook collection