Behind clearly structured, transparent façades we can see office workers, politicians and hotel guests. We can see what they are doing and how they interact with one another. Both everyday work and private life are on public display. The vastness of advertising spaces turns our usual sense of proportions on its head. Monumentally large, usually female human figures dwarf houses and people. They look down on the city‘s inhabitants from above. Taken together, the photographs in this book represent a visual commentary on our presentday urban lifestyle. All the pictures were taken in Berlin – but the same scenes can be seen all over the world. The buildings are just as interchangeable as the monumental images of sex and consumerism.
The monologues from Roland Schimmelpfennig’s drama Push Up 1–3 give the inhabitants of this world a voice. These are people who fully subscribe to the images of success and beauty taken from adverts and from the media.«

Stefan Koppelkamm, Screening
Texts by Roland Schimmelpfennig.
Edition Axel Menges, Stuttgart / London.
96 pages, 26 x 36 cm
Text german / english
Out of print

A limited edition of 18 copies of the book Screening is available directly from the photographer. The large-format book comes with a silver gelatine print on baryta paper (size: 42x30 cm) in a black cardboard box. Price: 405 US $ / 320 £ plus shipping.


Photos from the book