What was your first experience with photography?
As my dad is a professional press photographer, I often accompanied him to his appointments when I was a little kid. So probably my first memories are of smoky, dark pubs of the local sports clubs. And definitely – because I found those trips very exciting – taking photos of the annual floods in the region too. There was always a lot of excitement and we were allowed to enter closed -off areas with rubber boots or even get on boats and float between houses to get the best angle.
What do you think the role of photography is the current global environment?
Images are inspiring, touching and stimulating to think about. Despite so many people able to take photos today, the hunger and need for them is unlimited. Pictures are unambiguous and yet they are a multi-layered medium like no other. Pictures are like soccer: It doesn’t take much, it goes everywhere and everyone understands it.
So for me, photography is a medium that makes it possible, despite everything, to always take on new perspectives and always has the power to connect people.