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    My series ”The Traveller“ started in March 2010 with on a tour with friends when we found the old brown suitcase in a bunch of bulk waste on the … Read More
    My series ”The Traveller“ started in March 2010 with on a tour with friends when we found the old brown suitcase in a bunch of bulk waste on the street. This old suitcase and the end-of-time-feeling of the partially abandoned village where we found the suitcase fueled my imaginations of the figure of a traveller in time, who finds himself in various, sometimes odd situations. In order so serve as a connecting element in a series of pictures the traveller required a high recognition value, especially since he often appears only as a small eye-catcher. Thus I have created the archetypal and nostalgic figure of a man wearing a suit and a hat, who carries a suitcase and an umbrella. For the sake of convenience, the protagonist of the series is myself, since this model is always available. Thus, all pictures were taken using an interval self-timer. I started the series with settings in the context of travel and traffic. Yet, soon I broadened the scope of the term ”travel“ to being on the way in unusual places or through passed times. The fact that my traveller usually finds himself somehow out of place in his surrounding creates suspense. Since he always retains his composure even in bizarre situations, the picture often acquire a funny aspect that keeps the photos sticking in the mind of the viewer. Although sometimes appearing only as a small person ”The Traveller“ is always the eye-catcher of the photo and enhances the attention of the viewer for the scenery he is acting in. The individual images of the series are no consecutive sequence. Each image should tell its own story and evoke different emotions in the viewer. Find many more photos of this series at http://graef-fotografie.de/auf-reisen Read Less
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My series ”The Traveller“ started in March 2010 with on a tour with friends when we found the old brown suitcase in a bunch of bulk waste on the street. This old suitcase and the end-of-time-feeling of the partially abandoned village where we found the suitcase fueled my imaginations of the figure of a traveller in time, who finds himself in various, sometimes odd situations. In order so serve as a connecting element in a series of pictures the traveller required a high recognition value, especially since he often appears only as a small eye-catcher. Thus I have created the archetypal and nostalgic figure of a man wearing a suit and a hat, who carries a suitcase and an umbrella. For the sake of convenience, the protagonist of the series is myself, since this model is always available. Thus, all pictures were taken using an interval self-timer. I started the series with settings in the context of travel and traffic. Yet, soon I broadened the scope of the term ”travel“ to being on the way in unusual places or through passed times. The fact that my traveller usually finds himself somehow out of place in his surrounding creates suspense. Since he always retains his composure even in bizarre situations, the pictures sometimes acquire a funny aspect that keeps the photos sticking in the mind of the viewer. Although often appearing only as a small person ”The Traveller“ is always the eye-catcher of the photo and enhances the attention of the viewer for the scenery he is acting in. The individual images of the series are in no consecutive sequence. Each image should tell its own story and evoke different emotions in the viewer. Find many more photos of this series at http://graef-fotografie.de/auf-reisen
On the way with Interflug
A rest at the beach
At the dune
In the cold
Hanjin
Watching the last movie
In the grand dining hall
Visiting the factory
In the staircage
Astray in wintery wasteland
At the bunker's summit
Hey, is there anybody in there?
Wandering through desolation
Badly Parked
At The Gas Station
Entering Juliet
Lost In A Field Of Poppy