→ Constructive Phenomenology

Thilo Billmeier on the photographer Jörg Steinbach

 

→ Vor–Bild

Jörg Steinbach uses doll heads of the sort used by hairdressers for the twelve shots of his Vor – Bild series. Projected onto paper via the meter-long tunnel of a large-format camera, and fixed in a chemical bath, the heads have changed their identity…

 

→ Auf Augenhöhe

The series Auf Augenhöhe (lit.’at eye level;fig.’on equal terms‘) describes a set of portraits. The conceptual specifications of the altogether meanwhile 130 photos…

 

→ With Love from Paris

In 2015, during a short trip to Paris, Jörg Steinbach discovered a decommissioned elevated railway that runs clear through the city and which, in the meanwhile, is used as a public green space…

 

→ Berlin – Brest

Jörg Steinbach’s cityscapes show the city as a space in which we find ourselves. Instead of simply identifying this spot, he uses a title that gives rise to the question of whether the image shows Berlin or Brest…

 

→ Diepensee

In June 1996, the local sub-district of Diepensee, a village in Brandenburg, was designated as the site for the proposed Berlin Brandenburg International Airport…

 

→ l’heol et l’ankou

Jörg Steinbachs picture series l’heol et l’ankou was shot between 2001-2014. At first glance, the large format black-and-white photos confront the viewer with staring demon heads, abandoned palaces and dystopian architectures…

 

→ Mallorca

Steinbach’s Majorca series goes back to the experience of discrepancy between the two states of Majorca: as a tourist paradise and as an island beyond the tourist season…