As Official Photography Partner of Photokina 2016, Leica will be staging the Masters of Photography exhibition at the world photography trade fair.
Every day up until the opening of the Photokina on September 20, we will be presenting one of the pictures series. Today it is Limitations by Helge Kirchberger and Christian Steinwender.
In his current project in collaboration with the designer Christian Steinwerder, Salzburg photographer Helge Kirchberger has created a visual form that offers us a new way to ponder on our image of humanity. They project the portraits of celebrities they have photographed in their Salzburg studio onto artificially created clouds. Then they photograph these flowing, barely tangible, constantly changing and moving apparitions once again. Because the movement of the clouds is unpredictable, the outcomes are random; yet it is precisely this creative approach that allows room for a new perception and interpretation of the person photographed.