Deep Inside © Hans Findling
Hans Findling in six pictures
Light artist, photo architect, early riser
How best to describe Hans Findling? As a light artist, a photo-architect or an early-riser? You can find a little of all of these qualities in the photographic artist who is just 17 years old.
Hans Findling grew up by Lake Constance - a popular holiday destination. He is currently preparing for the Abitur, the German university entrance qualification, with art as his main subject. He discovered art at an early age. His grandmother, who was a painter herself, encouraged him to pick up a paint brush during the many conversations they had when he was young.
After painting came photography, a skill which he quickly honed with unusual talent, technical understanding and an eye for a beautiful shot. After a little while, he had created a portfolio with numerous pictures which showed various themes, moods and techniques. The quality and range of this work allowed him to put on his first exhibition, "Linientreu" [loyal to the line], in Konstanz.
This exhibition is not the only reason that we would like to take the opportunity to present you with six examples of this extraordinary talent's pictures.
"It's as if the Milky Way leads straight to the summit." This is a truly accurate description of this picture given by one internet user. The Matterhorn rises majestically out of the breath-taking night-time landscape of the Swiss mountains. The exposure lasted 30 seconds.
Matterhorn © Hans Findling
This impressive long exposure shot was created near the Seealpsee lake in Switzerland. Whilst the mountain chapel in the foreground is bathed in moonlight, a canopy of stars stretches out across the background.
Spinning © Hans Findling
Whilst the composition with the cypress trees at dawn might remind you of Romantic paintings, Findling denies any symbolism in his pictures. What inspired him were the unique atmosphere and the wonderful scenery in Tuscany.
Full Moon © Hans Findling
Alongside landscape and architectural photography, Findling also experiments with other techniques. This powerful, high-speed shot was set up in a friend's cellar. A lit light bulb was shattered with a shot from a home-made air rifle to great effect. The event was recorded using 7 pictures per second.
Split © Hans Findling
The series ends with a shot of Lake Constance. This photo was created with a Canon EOS 7D, an exposure time of approximately 100 seconds and a grey filter just after sunset. As well as various analogue cameras, Findling also owns the Canon EOS 5D Mark 3 and Fuji X 20 digital cameras.
Mute © Hans Findling
The cover picture - Deep Inside
Findling is fascinated by architecture - particularly modern, functional buildings, such as the Barcelona Pavilion by Mies van de Rohe. In this picture too, taken in the underground in Vienna, the clear lines were what particularly inspired him. He also wanted to capture the opposite of the hectic, day-to-day bustle in the clean, cool atmosphere which can only be found here early on a Sunday morning.
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