Delighted to be part of Portrait of Britain 2018!!
Asimina Psaltira sits in front of her burnt house in the morning of 24th July 2018 after a devastating fire completely destroyed the small town of Mati outside of Athens. Psaltira fled into the sea, where she remained five hours to safe herself from the flames.
Photographed for the dpa (German Press Agency)
Happy to see my portrait of Kevin Kühnert, head of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) youth wing, published in this week’s issue (Nr. 24) of DER SPIEGEL.
Click HERE for the entire article (sign up required). Image shot for the dpa (German Press Agency).
Many thanks to Ines Hielscher from Spiegel Online for this article about Forgetting Forgetfulness!
Forgetting Forgetfulness is up on Tonic Magazin with the wonderful words by Anna Kristina Bückmann. Thank you for the great cooperation both to Anna and also to Fabian Stark from Tonic Magazin!
For the (google) translated version in English click HERE
It’s been a huge pleasure having photography students from the University of South Wales over in Berlin and sharing my new work and post uni experiences. Huge thank you goes to Felix Broede for presenting his amazing work and sharing unique insights. Special thanks as well to Steffen from 908 for letting us use their wonderful studio space and Celia Jackson from USW for making all this possible 😊 🙏
It is with great excitement that I share my newest project Forgetting Forgetfulness today and wish all a truly wonderful New Year 2018!
Music has a unique effect on people, but also specifically on the human memory. Neurologists know that the brain area handling memories of music is damaged relatively late by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. This is why affected people, despite dementia, remember music from their childhood and adolescence. Music therapists use this phenomenon to get in contact with old people, to help them remember and to give them back their identity for a certain time.
It has been a moving journey making images, which I hope, show the human and emotional side of a phenomenon that I first read about in a scientific journal 2 years ago.
My gratitude goes to all the participants and to the music therapists Michael Bäßler and Julia Pohl, who, with their work, bring hope into what could very well be darkness only. Special thanks also to neurologist Professor Dr. Carsten Finke for explaining the neurological aspects in the video and to Anna Kristina Bückmann for the great cooperation with the interviews and for contributing the written words to this project.
Please see the gallery HERE (for faster display pls. avoid using Safari on Mac).