2022 / Fine Art / Other

“Butterfly Angel”

  • Photographer
    Fabian Kochendoerfer

The butterfly is a deep and powerful representation of life. In many cultures, butterflies are symbolic and a metaphor representing spiritual transformation. Symbolic for rebirth, change, hope, and balance in life. The transformation from a caterpillar to a butterfly mirrors the process of spiritual transformation. The short life of the butterfly serves to remind us life is short. I took this photograph with a vintage Polaroid SX-70 camera from the 70ties. I spend many weeks taking many pictures to get these perfect shots. Butterflies are magnificent creatures that I admire.

Fabian was born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1976 and now is living in Berlin. Fabian studied philosophy and art history from 1997 to 1999 in Tuebingen, Germany. He studied with Prof. Diedrich Diederichsen art and design at the Merz Academy in Stuttgart and graduated with Diploma. And with a Master of Arts from the University of Portsmouth in 2005. Fabian creates instant film art. Since the year 2000. He manually manipulates the polaroids in his original style he invented and developed over 22 years now. “The world is only an illusion. Life is a dream. Wake up and know yourself!”