Philosophy

Hannah asked me for my philosophy for the new homepage which is the basis of my work. Then I should keep it short. If it were that easy! I am influenced by the principles and teaching of Japanese aesthetics. My work is still very much shaped by the living masters and the legacy of dead masters. First of all there are Tanizaki Jun’ichirō, Hasegawa Tōhaku, Kitagawa Utamaro and the poet Matsuo Bashō. A special position for me and my work is Sen no Rikyū. I would like to incorporate aspects of daily life as well as spiritual and philosophical points into my work. Here Wabisabi is my yardstick. In addition, my entire photographic life experiences from 25 years flow into my work. Another cornerstone is the selection of the materials I use, which must always be of the highest quality. Black glass and some Japanese fabrics are produced exclusively for me.

I only create unique and one of a kind photographs as ambrotypes.
Ambrotype comes from the Greek word ambrotos „immortal“.