Photos by Florian Beckers
Photos of varying subject matter that recede into darkness.
My work is about photographic images that emerge from darkness and disappear partly into it again. The world in the images seems to be shrouded in permanently retreating darkness. In some cases the process will be pushed to the limit of visiblity. But the vanishing of material recognizability has its own character of announcement … like the showing of it. In other photographs the vanishing will be defined as a central theme by the content or the subject. Space and time can no longer be registered. This creates a field of tension between illusion of three-dimensionality and surface, between representationalism and abstraction, between documentary realism and fiction. In some images the "fragments of reality" will be reduced to an almost complete vanishing of reality.