2019 / Fine Art / Landscape

Daydream & Nightwalk

  • Photographer
    Christoph Franke

A forest with impressive tree individuals directly at the shore of the Ammersee was my playing field. I found expressive branches and trunks, which remind me partly of human torsi, partly of trumpets, which sound loudly from the ground. The trees seem so vibrant to me, as if they were speaking a language that is unknown to me. Many of these strong trees seem to be fed directly by the power of Lake Ammersee and its afternoon and evening light.With the help of multiple exposures I created photographs directly on site, which correspond to my perception of the subtle tones of the nature creatures.

I am inspired by the idea that photographs create associations in the brain not merely based on optical information but rather that – similar to water – they store and release energy. I am particularly interested in the principle of polarity. Opposites make the reality as we know it. It is with the help of the basic fondamentals above and below, light and shadow or yin and yang that we are able to perceive the material world. I feel that photography is an excellent medium to shine a light on these concepts. I would like to invite to a new experience of what we usually take for granted