Le Château Rouge – N° 1

In 2012 I moved from Austria to Paris, France. I lived in the north of the city in a densely populated and colorful area with its vibrant street stalls, lively food markets and shops selling wax fabrics, which shaped my way of seeing and my use of color.

The Château Rouge metro station, center of the African neighborhood, was at the end of my street and became the starting point for this fictional series. I started to explore Paris and other places, wandering around without specific aim. La flânerie, to let oneself drift with the flow of things, is an important aspect in my work. The incidental, the abandoned, the dreary and strange everyday life is at the heart of this collection of photographs. A pineapple in a blue plastic bag, three garbage piles wrapped in pastel colored fabrics, the sunburnt tone of a pink wall… the images of “Le Château Rouge” do not relate
to a defined thematic and leave the door open for the viewers’ imagination as they stroll down this way.

“Le Château Rouge” is an ongoing long-term project. A first book was published in July 2015 at Kehrer Verlag.

HERO Magazine — Photo London, 2017
online — Photo London, 2017
LE QUOTIDIEN DE L’ART — Photo London, 2017
THE ART NEWSPAPER — Photo London, 2017
THE TIMES, 20 December, Slices of life section, 2016
Curated Tables by Peter Puklus, C/O Berlin Foundation 2016
The STEIDZ Magazine, Paris 2016
Exhibition at the UNSEEN Photo Fair, Amsterdam 2016
Exhibition at Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, 2016
Feature / Fisheye Magazine, Paris 2016
Le Château Rouge No 1 at the Rencontres d’Arles – Grande Halle 22, 4 July – 25 September 2016
IDEAT, Arles 2016
Athens Photo Festival 2016
Exhibition Photo Basel, Booth Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, 2016

Exhibition and book signing at the Institut Finlandais, Paris
Selected title German Photo Book Award 2016
the angry bat
Paris Photo 2015

le bleu du ciel
Harvey Benge
Fotografia Magazine

Arles 2015

First edition published in 2015

by Kehrer Verlag
Heidelberg Berlin

112 pages, 19 x 25,5 cm
Edition of 950

Collector’s Edition of 50
in handmade slipcase
with digital C-print