20 November 2008

Ghosts / Jens Windolf

Ghosts is a search of the ambiguity of places of authority. These first photographs were taken in the former Ministry of State Security (MfS) remand prison of the GDR in Berlin-Hohenschönhausen, Germany. Today the place is a memorial place. In spite of the historical rootedness and the occurrence of an obviously ordinary furnishings there is a kind of unnameable persistence where from the title derived.

While this is a work in progess the intention and background of the project will change.
- Jens Windolf

All photos © Jens Windolf

invited guest: Kacha Dobrowolska

It's not an easy task for me to talk about my photos. They're something in between fashion photography, portrait and art photography, and maybe this being not-easy-to-categorize makes them tough to be liked by onlookers.

Once, I've heard that I'm doing the most UNfashionable fashion photography ever, which made me rather depressed because in this kind of photography it's not good to be out of date. Today, I know that for me it is more important to have a free choice of what I'm doing and to shoot in a way that photography seduces me, than to try to fit to the main stream.

I don't like disputes of whether something is good or mediocre, the crucial thing is whether you like it or not. And you don't need philosophy or technical background to say if you feel photography.
This is why I won't say much about my photos: the only thing I'm sure of, is the fact, that I press the shutter and that it's my favourite activity in life.

more Kacha's works you may find on her website

invited by Marcin Górski

The road ahead