Guido Klumpe

Title: Loosing one dimension

About the Photo:

I playfully explore the fragile moment of transition where three-dimensional architecture dissolves and abstracts into the two-dimensional. When the viewer loses orientation and can’t tell for sure what they see, which parts of the image are in front, and which are behind, they experience a bit of how I sometimes lose my bearings in the world. To achieve this effect, I photographically superimpose different parts of the building. I often find my motifs on arterial roads, industrial areas or suburbs.
I see my city as an urban landscape. A landscape made up of shapes, colors, reflections and light. I can dissolve and reassemble these elements, limited only by the laws of optics, the possibilities of the camera and my imagination.

Guido Klumpe was born in 1971 in Germany. He´s been taking photographs since he was sixteen years old.
After graduating from high school, he traveled through Southeast Asia for more than half a year. From then on he was infected by street photography, without knowing that this genre even existed. He discovered the magic of the decisive moment.

He is almost blind since birth on the left and have 25% vision on the right because the optic nerves don’t pass on as much information to the brain.
You can imagine it like an internet video with a low data rate. If there is only one person on the video, he can see some details. In a crowd, the faces are so unclear that he can hardly recognize friends.