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Pictures Without Permission

Pictures without permission

2019, Drawing, digital photograph C-Type print

„When I look in the windows, I collect moments from the lives of the city’s inhabitants.
Then I trace the photos, frame them, and give them back to the people they depict.

I take the photos on which the drawings are based in places where any random passerby could take them. The results are images with ambiguous meanings, as the moment captured through the window does not correspond to reality. Each of the four traced photographs depicts a different theme: an intimate moment, a composition, an inappropriate gesture, and a gesture that exudes peace and tranquility. The results are zoomed-in documentary photographs that became the only representative result I offer to make amends to the people I “encountered.” I see my work as socially problematic, but I also see it as socially significant and, in some ways, urban-poetical. At the same time, I try to break through the barrier of alienation that characterizes life in big cities.“

Pictures without permission

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Pictures Without Permission

Pictures without permission

2019, Drawing, digital photograph C-Type print

„When I look in the windows, I collect moments from the lives of the city’s inhabitants.
Then I trace the photos, frame them, and give them back to the people they depict.

I take the photos on which the drawings are based in places where any random passerby could take them. The results are images with ambiguous meanings, as the moment captured through the window does not correspond to reality. Each of the four traced photographs depicts a different theme: an intimate moment, a composition, an inappropriate gesture, and a gesture that exudes peace and tranquility. The results are zoomed-in documentary photographs that became the only representative result I offer to make amends to the people I “encountered.” I see my work as socially problematic, but I also see it as socially significant and, in some ways, urban-poetical. At the same time, I try to break through the barrier of alienation that characterizes life in big cities.“

Pictures without permission