“Facts is precisely what there is not, only interpretations… The world is knowable; but it is interpretable otherwise, it has no meaning behind it, but countless meanings.--'Perspectivism'… It is our needs that interpret the world.” -Friedrich Nietzsche, The Will to Power

My sense of self is manifold, splitting into many different people: I speak four languages; I have lived and worked with international artists in Paris and Los Angles; I grew up in Germany in a multi-cultural household. These experiences have allowed me to see the world through a prism of identity, reflected in a multitude of lights. And with the medium of photography, in the series “Reflections,” I intend to explore and share what it means to perceive from a multi-cultural context.

Reality is diverse, based on perspective and reflection, on the background and experience of the one gazing. In this regard, my photographs try to capture various levels of perception. Questioning the world and its meanings, “Reflections” enhances the singular view of reality and visually expands it to demonstrate variety.

Originally, the series began in 2008 as “Reflection Cities,” an attempt to capture iconic locations in nine internationally renowned cities. In 2011, continuing the theme of reflection, I began to work with portraits and nudes, producing the respective collections, “Reflections Portraits” and “Reflected Bodies.”

Coming from a commercial background and being accustomed to very regimented and controlled photographic production, I found the role of chance and accident a challenging element to work with, comparable to leaving one’s home and finding oneself in a foreign land. But, I believe it contributed to the overarching themes of project, as they followed a pattern more akin to life.

Using photography, reflective surfaces, projections and focusing on in camera work; I have produced abstract multi-level images, creating softened and distorted representations of the subjects I shoot, comparable to painted work. In their layers and their motion, the pictures challenge a singular definitive explanation: they invite the viewer to partake in understanding, asking them to complete the interpretive process with all of the cultural backgrounds they bring with them.