It’s the martyrdom of the status quo in which we remain stuck. It’s
our narrow-minded thinking which downsizes our view of the world.
It’s our own embossed prejudices which turn our life into a prison.
At the same time, it’s this exact status quo, the habit, the routine
which guarantees us a false sense of security. Due to this fact,
it’s the state of letting go, which scares us the most. We clench
the bars in our own hands so tight, that the grip is getting more
and more painful. But still we won’t let go. We rather remain in our
own misery, instead of having the courage to go. We arrived at a
Maybe through a coincidence, sometimes through pressure or our own
will, but at some point in life, we will be thrust through the gate.
But contrary to our fear something remarkable happens: We go, one
step at the time but always one step further. As soon as we go, we
learn. As soon as we go, we change. As soon as we go, we grow. Our
own image is getting bigger. Our Opportunities are getting abundant.
The range of decisions is endless. Our potential to do whatever we
want to do increases staggering heights. It’s not that we
automatically get a better life or that the state of going will
solve all our problems. But as soon as we go, we’re no longer afraid
to let go, when we’re getting stuck again.
Let’s face the facts: We’re not made to drown in our own small view
of the world. We’re made to fill out the entire picture, so powerful
and rich as it possibly could get.
This project was created as a sequence with five to six different
images, all shoot on different locations which give a sense of
distance, like fields, seas or empty streets. The Object was being
placed further and further downstream, to accomplish an abstract
form of closeness and distance. “Himmelweite” contains more than
forty images, all shot in analogue form with a camera obscura.