social media artist

With the new series "Digital Painting - Landscapes of the Swabian Alb" I applied for the tender of the Ministry of Science, Research and Art of the State of Baden Württemberg. The application stated that I use new techniques in my photography, which focus on the chosen location from above as well as from all sides and many angles, from far away and in close detail. more...

In 1997, I began to take photographic portraits of people. In doing so, I explored the question of how I could imagine being a six-billionth. Of something in an order of magnitude I could not adjust. In the early years, I used a morphing programme to calculate the transitions from one face to the next. The result was projected onto a suitable surface in large format. The work kept evolving and in 2012 I was able to develop software that allowed me to layer all the faces of an event in a highly transparent way. From then on, the result consisted of all individual portraits as well as a collective portrait. more...

TOZO KOMA:ankommen - an intercultural audiovisual project. Kinshasa is currently considered the most culturally exciting and diverse metropolis in Africa, with a vibrant, pulsating, extremely progressive art and culture scene. As an intercultural project, TOZO KOMA brings together some of the leading artists from Kinshasa with avant-garde artists from Baden-Württemberg to develop a joint performance between music and video. (Press release of the organisers) more...

Starting in 2021, I plan to photograph at least 5,000 people in the more than 50 African countries and to form a common, collective face of the African continent from all the individual portraits. more...

All newsletters from the year 2021 can be viewed here more...

Nepal. Kathmandu. Rajesh Shahi calls me by video call to ask if I am willing to photograph the pupils of his Sanga Sangai school. No sooner said than done: more...

Real encounters can also take place online. Taking a photo takes max. 2 minutes. There is no queue. You release your photo. And so the media artist is now available online :from 2 - 30.11.2020 from 14-16 clock CET After completion of the project at the end of November 2020, the results will be shown both here online on this site and in Wolf Helzle's next exhibition. more...

Im Frühjahr und Sommer 2020 erkundete ich die gesamte Schwäbische Alb mit ihrer Ausdehnung von 200 km vom Südwesten bis zum Nordosten und entdeckte bei den Walks viele neue wunderbare Plätze. Eine Auswahl verdichtet sich in dieser Serie. more...

Die Bilderserie der Südtirol Walks entstand während einer mehrtägigen Wanderung auf dem Meraner Höhenweg im Herbst 2020 more...

Das Bild entstand aufgrund der hauchdünnen Überlagerung von über 4.600 Einzelportraits, welche ich in 15 Ländern fotografiert habe*. Hinter dieser künstlerischen Arbeit steht immer die Frage: „Wer sind wir?“ Sofern es darauf eine Antwort geben kann: „Insgesamt habe ich in den letzten 25 Jahren über 50.000 Personen fotografiert und dabei keine zwei gleichen entdeckt, wir sind also so verschieden, wie es nur geht. Und gleichzeitig so gleich: „Variationen des Menschen an sich“. So gilt es nach meiner Wahrnehmung beides gleichwertig zu sehen, das Verschiedenartige und das Gleiche.“ more...