Franziska Stünkel’s imagery is not only multi-layered and complex, but worthy of closer examination. The German Leica photographer has spent ten years working on the Coexist series now being presented in Salzburg from October 18 until February 9, 2020. The large-format Diasec prints, show mesmerizing reflections captured while Stünkel was travelling in Asia, Africa, Europe and America. Using her M9, the photographer repeatedly manages to produce surprising imagery that captures the atmosphere of each particular location.
The pictures layer colours, shapes and reflections of light caught in the fleeting moments of everyday life, producing photographically recognisable realities. Stünkel avoids any type of digital post-production: she is only interested in authentic moments on the street. Finally however, it is the images seen in their original format that lead the viewer to a truly attractive impression of the world. While reproducing reality, the motifs are also visual, artistic constructions.
In January 2020 the artist will give a workshop on the topic „Das Erzählende Foto“ (The narrative photo).
Find more information on the website of Leica Galerie Salzburg