December 2009, Paris. Shot with Pentax ME on Fuji Neopan 400 35mm Film. There are few cities in the world that leave a mark on you as Paris does. Plenty of people might say it‘s the most beautiful city in the world. During a visit with his wife around new years eve 2009/2010 Martin found this night scene that caught his attention. Martin tried to take a different approach to Paris as motive by using abstraction as his instrument of choice. The somehow isolated night scene sparkles with urbanity, leaving a feeling of timelessness. From looking at the photo you can‘t tell if it‘s 1960 or 2009.
Martin is occupationally trapped in a world of numbers and clauses. Somehow captivated by photography ever since, he started taking photos in 2009 to escape this state of facts and figures for a moment while exploring his creative alter ego. Roaming his hometown Frankfurt, Germany with a camera nearly every day gradually opened his eyes for lines and perspectives. Clearly fascinated by minimalism and abstraction, his view on urbanity reveals unfamiliar impressions of familiar environments.
Despite appreciating the benefits of digital photography, Martin is fascinated by film photography just as well. A large part of his work is shot on medium format film.
When he has no camera in hand, Martin is into listening and discovering music, reading and supporting his local football team in home and away games all over germany and europe. He is married since 2010.