As a photographer I’m interested what the medium photography can accomplish. Photography offers a lot of unique characteristics, one of the most basic is to capture light and shadow. I’m not interested in producing any particular meaning or expressing my political view through my work, I just want to capture light and shadow like it’s been on earth for billions of years, ironically with state of the art equipment. One thing photography cannot do as well as film is to capture time, that’s why I chose this medium for my video work. Impressed and benumbed from the daily information flood I chose to take pictures with a fixed frame, like a extended form of photography. The concentration on one given point, the natural movements of waves, wind, clouds and plants might put the viewer into a state of meditation and preoccupation with oneself when the absence of sound sharpens senses and opens the mind. At the same time we’re not used to idleness and standstill anymore, it’s irritating and it might make you nervous.
See all of my videos at vimeo.
© Oliver Schneider, 2011