|The idea for
my portraits goes back to 1998: A friend of mine wanted a very special
painting for her husband. A painting, that was supposed to be both
very personal and very emotional.
That briefing lead to the core idea of marrying real photography
with painting techniques: Nothing is more personal than a good photo.
And with the painted additions I'm able to transport a lot of emotional
details. Copy, symbols, old papers - they are all supposed to
describe the photographed person, explain aspects of life, give
insights into personality. My special collage technique is combining
all elemets to one authentic piece of art.