The way black-and-white photography provides us with another way of looking at our environment. This fascinated me right from the beginning.
I was born and grew up in Saarbruecken, Germany.
As I got a Leica at the age of 16, I set off without delay for the neighboring State of Alsace. Today I still prefer to take b/w-pictures of impressive landscapes, portraits and street life to make limited fine art prints.
It is in the more remote region of Scotland, south-west England, France, Norway, Kuba and all over Asia where I find my subjects.
The portfolio series shows the last of German public phone boxes - type TelH78 - which have strikingly dominated the image of public places in cities and towns since the early eighties . The honey-yellow paint and special design of this time was well-known beyond the borders as the typical "German Phonebox" - distinctive and easy to find in the dark.
Today they are disappearing more and more from the streets.