Schwer Erziehbar  –

photo series

university project

Introduction –

topic & goal

In the course Photography, which was supervised by Oliver Jung in the third semester, the basics of photography were to be developed under the over-theme “The Garden”. Special attention was paid to the content & dramaturgical conception of the history of photography. The aim was to train conscious perception & to translate this into a visual language by means of specific photographic design tools.

Process –

brief & quick

The photos of the series were almost all taken on the grounds of a former home for smoldering children & adolescents, which gives the series a meta-level & is taken up by the introductory quotation from Goethe: “One could give birth to educated children if the parents were educated”. The photo series criticises our disturbed relationship to nature. More & more often we lose touch with our surroundings, thoughtlessly deposit our rubbish in the garden & leave a picture as if we had not been brought up differently. This is to be expressed through the juxtaposition of abstracted figures & gardens designed or defaced by humans. The dissolution of the familiar depiction of people also refers to Oskar Schlemmer’s experimental Triadic Ballet & the fashion company Maison Margiela, which covers the models’ faces with veils, stocking masks, their own hair or censor bars in order to focus on what is actually relevant.

Key Learnings –

conscious perception changes perspectives

By taking a closer look, other perspectives opened up for me & I found a new approach to the environment respectively the garden. Thinking outside the box not only helped me with this photo project, but also influenced the other projects I worked on in parallel.

Project information –

study

Interaction Design

Semester 3

University of Design Schwäbisch Gmünd

course

Photography

Summer 2020

supervision

Oliver Jung

contact information

Any questions? –

let’s get in touch

If you have any questions about the project or want to know more about it, just write me a short message.
I am happy about any suggestions and comments.

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