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Documentary family photographer with a graphic design background based in Barcelona/Spain. My work circles around the themes childhood, nature, and belonging.
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
After studying art history and design I worked as a graphic designer in Germany, my country of origin. In 2011 my family and I moved to Spain. I started studying photography, which led me to documenting my children and our somehow unconventional life and friends.
In the first movement, our infancy as a species, we felt no separation from the natural world around us. Trees, rocks, and plants surrounded us with a living presence as intimate and pulsing as our own bodies. In that primal intimacy, which anthropologists call „participation mystique,“ we were as one with our world as a child in the mother's womb.
The words above by Joanna Macy touch me deeply, because this intimacy with the natural world is something I remember from my childhood and which I see now in my own children. We moved from the city to a rural area to allow them to preserve their innate connection with nature. To me, it is healing