About

"The camera is the key into other people’s hearts, but the print in their hands keeps this door open for ever."

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Hi, I'm Roman

 

I am a photographer based in Hamburg, Germany.

My focus is on documentary photography
and portrait photography.

Limited edition prints of my images are available as handmade silver gelatin prints and digital prints. Please contact me for further information!

I got my first camera when I was 8 years old. It was more a plastic toy than a tool, but it was the first time, that I felt the magic of photography: being able to freeze the time. During my youthhood my cameras got better and my will to control the final print got stronger. Topic wise I switched from family to friends and street. Technical wise, I switched from color to monochrome and, at the age of 18 years, I began darkroom work.

By this time my interest in music started and became my profession for the next 10 years. Internet business got me caught for the following 15 years and the longer I worked with bits and bytes, the more I missed the creativity, whether it was photography or music.

My sabbatical and travelling with my family for one year through Europe was the turning point. I picked up the camera again and continued where I left off as a school graduate. Today I feel the magic of photography even more. It not only lets me freeze the time. The photography enables me to create poetic narratives. The camera is the key into other people’s hearts, but the print in their hands keeps this door open for ever.

Monochrome film photography in 35mm, medium format or even large format is still my main process. It enables me to work like I did 30 years ago and offers an experience, feel and texture, that is second to none. If the approach needs to be different, I shoot digital.


Upcoming Exhibitions

2018

September: Festival delle Arti Giudecca Sacca Fisola, Venice

November & December: Bücherhalle Alstertal, Hamburg


Exhibitions

2018

Bottega Italia, Hamburg

i Vigneri, Hamburg

2017

Bottega Italia, Hamburg

Festival delle Arti Giudecca Sacca Fisola, Venice

Café Gitane, Hamburg

i Vigneri, Hamburg

Lagerhaus, Hamburg

2016

Bottega Italia, Hamburg


Publications

2018

Fraction Magazine: Featured Artists for the 10th Anniversary issue

Dream of Venice in black and white - ISBN-10: 0990772527, ISBN-13: 978-0990772521
https://www.amazon.com/Dream-Venice-Black-English-Italian/dp/0990772527/


Awards

2018

Cherrydeck Editors’ Choice List May 2018

Fraction Magazine: Featured Artists for the 10th Anniversary issue

SpaceNet Award - Quintessenz: 2nd place

Deichtorhallen & Elbphilharmonie: Elbphilharmonie revisited 2018 Workshop

2016

Deichtorhallen Hamburg #conceptoflinescontest