Hello welcome to my world
Hello my name is Matthias. I studied communications design in Mannheim, Germany. As you can see Photografie is my life. Everything around me is about photographie. I love taking pictures in particular portraits. I also work both digital and analog, because for me analog black and white photos are very special and unique. In order to control the whole process I develop film by my selfe.
Project swanlake isn't about taking nice pictures of ballerinas, it's more about showing the aesthetics of the body. How strong and hard but elegant and feminine they are. There are so many ways to see a ballernia, she can be arrogant, proud, back-stapping or unfair on the other hand she can be hardworking, focused and she hast to overcome temptations.
The most pictures are taken analog on black and white film with the Mamiya afd, the whole project is analog and black and white.
What is beauty? that's the question
Beauty isn't an universal term or an mensurable parametet. For every person beuty is something different, but the projekt is about a feeling and the idea of beauty, which is in the detail or in an imperfection. So I guess it's about discovering things and finding a lot of beautyfull things out there.
As a photographer I'm also intresstet in advertisment. To tell a story with only one picture or to focus on the essence of the product/service is an fascinating challenge. As I am an Designer I can support you not only by taking pictures but also by creating you flyers, your website, businesscards.
Analog is still alive
To take picutres on an film and develop them is more than an crazy idea of people who miss old times, analog pictures are special and different to digital taken pictures. The black and white is different. The old techniques are so intressing and the outcome is unique.For examble wetplate pictures taken on an glas plate or an picture taken on an 4x5 inch sheet film. So if you want an unique present or picture of yourself here is the right adress. Or even if you like to lern how analog photographie is working.
One of the oldest techniques to take images. It's a complete different type of taking images, everything is made by hand, the plates must be ready in ten to fiveteen minutes before it is dry. The images are not comparable to images taken with a DSLR, they are unique. It is incredible to hold such a glass plate in your hands.