Honorable Mention TIFA 2023 Fine Art / Still Life

Becoming In Dissolution

  • Photographer
    Natalie Truchsess
  • Technical Info
    1/200 ; F/3,5 ; Iso 200 ; Olympus E-m5 Mark Ii
  • Photo Date

The photo of a withering dahlia tells in reference to Friedrich Hölderlin's essay "Das Werden im Vergehen" (Becoming in Dissolution) about the magic of the moment, where simultaneously demise and new beginning are expressions of a living whole.

I learned my photographic craft from the photographer and filmmaker Valentin Schwab. After a specialized internship in film and studio production at Bayerischer Rundfunk in 1988, I worked for several years as a camera assistant in both analog and electronic recording. Over the last years I increasingly have abstracted my visual language. In my current work, I use abstract photographs to explore the representation of the subliminal, the ineffable, and the ephemeral.