I was born and raised in Karlsruhe/Germany, the daughter of a visual artist. My father was a painter and sculptor trained in the school and tradition of German expressionism. This early influence has shaped my aesthetic preferences considerably, and I have his paintings in front of my inner eye always when I create.
I feel that photographically I was born in the wrong era, but this doesn’t mean I won’t appreciate the advantages which today’s digital cameras and modern output methods will give me. While I love straight photography and will readily declare that I prefer the raw, gritty, high-contrast experimental photography and collages of the 1920s and 1930s over HDR any day, I am also increasingly working with digital collages in my Impossible Project film work.
I came to photography and digital art as a proud autodidactic, first to analog and then digital photography. Increasingly utilizing Impossible Project film, my work evolves largely around how we subconsciously incorporate pieces of our past into our present and future, even if we might want to avoid it, and at times hiding behind them. The results may be angry and morbid, quiet and pensive, or simply capturing a fleeting moment of beauty – or decay.
Ongoing projects include several series exploring how perceptions of self can change with the simple introduction of another angle, another layer – figuratively and literally.