Erika Anna Schumacher

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"I read cities and moments like a surfer reads a wave."

The source material for my work emerges from my attention to special moments and my engagement with the urban environment. Influenced by the sensuality of painting and the scenic of film, I document urban density and personal situations with the camera. Unusual cut-outs, reflections and reflexions pose riddles and question the medium of photography. Transparency, reflections and superimpositions in external reality become reflections of the inner world. In the conscious perception of these phenomena, different pictorial levels and realities combine, just as in everyday life reality interweaves with our thoughts and dreams. Through the precise choice of detail, scenes and sequences are created that emanate something narrative and yet retain their poetic mystery.