1963, Letmathe/Westfalen, Germany, lives in Münster.
The images look as though they have been shot from the sky, but in fact they are taken a few centimetres from the ground. Cars, houses and plastic trees in model railway format are placed on the beach by the North Sea or in a pile of rubbish or ashes. The microstructures of the sand are transformed in the eyes of the beholder into macrostructures of the earth’s surface. Only at second glance do the discrepancies of the proportions become recognisable. The photographs are made with an analogue large format camera and are slightly digitally optimised. Thus the observer is left with no sense of dimension; that is the photographic illusion. I am inspired by landscape and its different lighting. I create worlds that can only exist in photography. In my photos the world is shown as a stage with grand gestures in small measure, as a picture and a replica of idyll and disaster.