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About photography and me
Photography is like meditation for me. I love searching for motifs, and immersing myself in scenes while enjoying the tranquility of the moment. Quietly observing and inspired by everyday scenes, I depict them in my predominantly high-contrast images. Light and shadow are the essential elements of my photographic work. Often straightforward, preferably minimalist, sometimes geometric, and sometimes unusual in terms of perspective. I like to show individuals in their urban environment, but without foregrounding their personalities. In the end, I create narrative and harmonious compositions with the aim of being remembered by the viewer.
A good photo does not have to be perfect, but the attempt of telling a story should be recognizable.
17th BLACK AND WHITE Spider Awards, international photo exhibition
Honorable Mention in the winning gallery in the Fine Art category and two nominations in the people and silhouette categories
7th 35Awards – international photography contest
Awarded in the category of street- and black and white photography, nomination"Top 50 photographers in Germany, Top 10 in Hamburg"
1x.com – fine art photography
Awarded photographer 2022, international curated photo gallery
Leica Fotografie International
Awarded "Master Shots" in the independent magazine of Leica photography
100 [HUNDRED] Best Selected Vol. 03
Presented in the annual book showcasing the work of one hundred unique artists in photography
Photographize – international platform for artists, creatives, and galleries
Featured by the global community of renowned and emerging artists who share a passion for photography and creating
Ganz Hamburg – online magazine 09/2022
Presented in the magazine for city life in Hamburg
Alstertal Magazine 09/2022
Presented in the magazine for culture and society in Hamburg
Soul of Street Magazine #42, page 97
Featured in Germany's first and only magazine for street photography
Schwarzweiss Magazin #143
Cult magazine for artistic and professional black-and-white photography
b&w minimalism magazine #29
Presented in the professional magazine for magnificent black and white minimalist photography
bnw#021 photography book
Fine art photography book, featuring 27 photographers from 18 countries
The Pictorial List
Global online magazine exploring the beauty and complexity of all things photography. Interviewed and presented portfolio
Art Gallery IntReal Hamburg
Group exhibition "Between Worlds" – until the end of 2024
Gallery Courtyard Hamburg
Solo exhibition "Monochrom" at the Courtyard Hotel by Marriott, Hamburg – Impressions
Stilwerk Forum Hamburg
Group exhibition ReFraming Art: "Kiezmische" with ElbPhoto group, Hamburg – Impressions
Treviso Photographic Festival 2021
Street photography exhibition in the city of Treviso, Italy – Impressions
Venice Photo Lab
Street photography exhibition in Venice, Italy – Impressions
Represented at the online gallery Artsper in Paris –
one of the world leaders in contemporary art.
Permanent exhibition at the Courtyard art gallery in Hamburg. Located at the Courtyard Marriott hotel.
Sven photographs urban landscapes in black and white. More than just beautiful atmospheres in an urban environment, his pictures are atmospheric and mystical. He uses clear lines and minimalist compositions. His pictures appear tidy, everything is in its place without distracting elements. The photographer knows how to use the effects of light and shadow. Strong contrasts and interesting perspectives make his work special. Sven found a good balance between graphics and mystique. Through silent observation, his photos express tranquility and quietness.
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