Few places possess the same atmosphere of mystery and dramatic potential as railway stations. This is where people meet and separate, where heart-wrenching goodbyes collide with joyful reunions, where destinies are chosen and fates can be changed.
So it is no surprise that writers of all time periods and cultures have adopted railway stations as backdrops for dramatic plot moments. German photographer Christian Höhn embarked on a journey to visually capture these platforms of poignant events in literary fiction.
With his large-format photographs, Höhn breaches the boundary between reality and poetry, creating surreal impressions of station buildings and allowing the viewer to take part in his quest for the great emotions of literature. His images are accompanied by quotes and excerpts from works of poetry and prose, telling of feelings, fates and transitions playing out on stations in five different continents.
The series comprises 14 large-format prints, presented in illuminated light-boxes.
An accompanying book of the same title is also available.
For further information visit German Railway Museum (German)