I was a carpenter first and became a historian then, publishing two studies in visual history, one of them awarded a public publication grant of 22.000€. Political and historical writing is as much a part of what I do as photography. I am working on a concept on how to incorporate documentary photography into the historians toolbox by taking Timothy Garton Ash’s practice of a history of the present and expanding it by a visual dimension with a topical scope and a set of methodical guidelines to provide sufficient “scientific integrity” to persist in academia.
I am into all things documentary in photography. I do not plan to develop a distinctive photographic style since it is my opinion that, at least to an extent, one should adjust ones style according to the particular subject matter at hand.