Mathias is a self-taught photographer based in Germany. Very much influenced by urban landscapes, He takes pictures of colours and geometric forms against the blue sky creating timeless landscapes and putting everyday surroundings into a whole new perspective.
‘German photography has led the world into a new understanding of our relationship to the urban and man-made environment. It revealed how photographs of architecture are important, not only as art, but also as a testimony of time, trends and evolution.”
I am very much a fan of Matthias Heiderich’s work, but there was one series of photographs that particularly stood out for me. Titled ‘Reflections’ he explores architecture in the cities of Montreal, Toronto, Mississauga, Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, Las Vegas.
Through line and colour, he creates a striking yet minimal composition.
I want to take my own photographs to work from for this module so I thought researching artists like Matthias Heiderich would be a good place to start. I have taken lots of inspiration, particularly within the style of his images. I think simplicity is key here and I need to ensure there are no other distractions in my photographs. Another significance is to take snippets of scenes. This is why I am going to be using my 50mm lens on some shots to capture close ups of subliminal or discreet architectural geometry