April 20, 2024


Simple Impartial Art

Spinning Plates, 2011, by Oliver Stegmann

Fascinating World of Traveling Circuses by Oliver Stegmann

Oliver Stegmann

was born in 1970 in Basel, Switzerland. Considering that his late teenager several years, pictures has develop into a essential medium to specific himself. Professionally, having said that, he took a different route, learning economics and now functioning in a management place. He is married and a father of two daughters.

From early on, Oliver Stegmann was fascinated by the phenomenon that a photograph can seize a exclusive circumstance which may well in no way come back again. A powerful photograph turns into a genuine present of the moment when it manages to seize some kind of thriller or magic.

He has often experienced a passion for observing people today. Their thoughts, facial expressions, interactions, actions and own moments. For Oliver Stegmann, photographing persons is a way to talk with them. Fantastic masters of avenue and documentary images like William Klein, Eugene W. Smith, Robert Frank or Josef Koudelka have pretty much influenced his way of getting pictures.

“I adore music, but I have hardly ever performed an instrument. So the digicam has develop into the “instrument” for my inventive operate: I compose visuals as a substitute of songs.» On a lot of visits to distinct continents, he has continuously worked on enhancing his competencies as a photographer and on acquiring his have visible language. He participated in several workshops of very well-known photographers such as Mary Ellen Mark, Anders Petersen or Ernesto Bazan. «I favor black and white pictures mainly because leaving out the colours, the way we ordinarily see the earth, directs the viewer’s eye to the essence of the image.”

Till 2007 he photographed solely with black-and-white movie and created all prints in his personal darkroom. He then started out scanning the negatives, enhancing them in Photoshop and making great art prints. Two a long time later, he commenced to also use digital cameras.

His prolonged-expression venture on circuses powering the scenes was published as a image e-book with the title CIRCUS NOIR in 2021. In his hottest job, he documents the passions that people today go after in their totally free time in associations and golf equipment.