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Photographer and writer Janko Puls focuses mainly on landscapes, urbanscapes and seascapes. The human condition is his topic though, and he finds this expressed in inanimate objects as well. Architecture, embedded in the social and geological topography, plays a particular role in this context. The definition of w… Read More
Photographer and writer Janko Puls focuses mainly on landscapes, urbanscapes and seascapes. The human condition is his topic though, and he finds this expressed in inanimate objects as well. Architecture, embedded in the social and geological topography, plays a particular role in this context. The definition of who we are and how we want to be seen is ricocheted and mirrored over time and space in buildings and their environments. For Janko's understanding of ourselves as a society, this approach provides a valuable alternative to portrait photography.

With his background as a degree-holding journalist, historian and art historian, Janko comes from a non-fictional tradition, but started venturing into narratives. Being a storyteller and book author, he also likes to clear new, easily accessible paths to the visual arts. His playful approach with small planets resulted in photos he uses even for something as practical as wall clocks. His book "Guess Where in New York?" offers an unusual way of exploring his favorite city for children and adults alike. It works on different levels of recognition and interpretation.

Janko has been taking photos since he could hold a camera straight. Whether darkroom procedures or digital workflow - most techniques are self-taught and not the result of a formal photo school education. Detail oriented and meticulous, he strives for a perfect photo. He is interested in photographic techniques from pinhole exposures to the latest digital tweaking. He takes care though not to fake photos - he always clarifies where shots are composed or manipulated.

Before venturing into photography for a living, Janko worked as news editor and headed the online department of a German national daily newspaper. As a team player he was always focused on delivering the optimal result. Janko now lives with his wife Kate in New York City. He is open to working on commission. Read Less
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"Point of View New York City. A Game of The City You THINK You Know" is a photo project and riddle for natives and tourists alike, in which Janko Puls expresses the love for his city is in an embracing way which demands the active guesswork of the reader. "Point of View New York City" was published as a book in 2… Read More
"Point of View New York City. A Game of The City You THINK You Know" is a photo project and riddle for natives and tourists alike, in which Janko Puls expresses the love for his city is in an embracing way which demands the active guesswork of the reader. "Point of View New York City" was published as a book in 2014 with CN Times Books. More info, pictures and intro at www.pointofviewnyc.com. Read Less
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