Saturday, November 13, 2010

Black and White Photography by Guido Schwarz

Posted by magz on 9:29 AM

Guido Schwarz, a graduated psychologist, started his photographic career in the late nineties with a series of exhibitions in Hamburg, Berlin and Frankfurt. His photographs were featured in a variety of publications and magazines like VIEW, DER SPIEGEL and U_MAG. After moving to Cape Town in 2006 he has also been receiving recognition in the local art scene. His work focuses on studies of people and interactions, but also on unusual and compelling landscapes.



Schwarz prefers shooting in high contrast black and white to achieve a maximum transformation of reality as well as enhancing illusion that way. His work focuses on studies of people and interactions-but also on unusual and compelling landscapes. He travels around the world to capture unique situations and perspectives as well as exploring the boundaries between reality and fantasies.

'I think a picture is a good picture if it touches: myself and other observers. If it causes a reaction, and if it tells a story.'