While studying art in my early twenties, I discovered black-and-white photography. What appealed to me at that time were grim, dark compositions of buildings or torn billboards. I was also inspired by the collages of Dada artist Kurt Schwitters. I realized how wonderful it was that time leaves tracks and remnants from all the things that man created.

Before my first solo exhibition, I took part in a group exhibition of the Brunswick Professional Association of Visual Artists (BBK). Of the many artists in attendance, I was the lone photographer. One weekend, I was required to attend the exhibition to keep watch and conduct sales calls. Generally you receive very positive reactions at these exhibitions, but my experience was quite different: ...

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