Joseph Beuys was born in 1921, in Krefeld, Germany. During his school years in Kleve, Beuys was exposed to the work of Achilles Moortgat, whose studio he often visited, and was inspired by the sculptures of Wilhelm Lehmbruck. (more…)
Photography to me is not a way to document reality, but more the way in which I can suspend reality, with all its physical and societal rules, and turn everything into my dream of it. I love working with complex lights and low light, both in studio and in the open. My favorite subjects are portraits which tell dream-like stories; places which seem daydream scenarios; and surrealistic concepts created in my studio.
My view over the world has been seriously affected by “dreamers” like David Lynch, David Cronenberg, and Federico Fellini, with their ability to transmit the distinct and uncomfortable feeling of not being really awake.
I come from the analog days of the dark room, but my stylistic growth is very digital. I spent most of my life struggling to confine my artistic nature, so I achieved a PhD in biomedical engineering. It didn’t work, nothing works, there’s no cure against the urge to create and communicate, I guess.
Nominee at the 7th Annual Photography Masters Cup, Fine Art – Professional section, 2014.
Finalist of the Photo Vogue section of the Roberto Del Carlo Photolux Contest 2013.
First Prize at “Scene da una Fotografia” 2013 with the photographic project American Buffalo.
Finalist at “Tavola Periodica” Milano 2013 with X/Y PROJECT.
Nominated as one of the 100 photo projects for the Leica Photography Awards 2013 with Momentary Suspended.
My work is represented for commercial and editorial licensing by Getty Images, Art+Commerce, and ROOM the Agency.