Spinning Plates, 2011, by Oliver Stegmann

Oliver Stegmann

was born in 1970 in Basel, Switzerland. Because his late teen yrs, images has become a crucial medium to express himself. Skillfully, nevertheless, he took a different path, studying economics and now working in a administration placement. He is married and a father of two daughters.

From early on, Oliver Stegmann was fascinated by the phenomenon that a photo can capture a special circumstance which could by no means appear back. A impressive photograph will become a correct gift of the moment when it manages to capture some sort of thriller or magic.

He has constantly had a passion for observing men and women. Their feelings, facial expressions, interactions, things to do and individual times. For Oliver Stegmann, photographing individuals is a way to converse with them. Great masters of street and documentary pictures like William Klein, Eugene W. Smith, Robert Frank or Josef Koudelka have quite much inspired his way of taking pictures.

“I adore tunes, but I have never played an instrument. So the digital camera has grow to be the “instrument” for my imaginative get the job done: I compose photos in its place of songs.» On numerous journeys to distinct continents, he has repeatedly worked on strengthening his skills as a photographer and on acquiring his very own visual language. He participated in a variety of workshops of effectively-identified photographers these as Mary Ellen Mark, Anders Petersen or Ernesto Bazan. «I like black and white images simply because leaving out the colours, the way we normally see the environment, directs the viewer’s eye to the essence of the image.”

Till 2007 he photographed exclusively with black-and-white movie and made all prints in his personal darkroom. He then began scanning the negatives, enhancing them in Photoshop and creating fine art prints. Two a long time later, he commenced to also use digital cameras.

His long-time period job on circuses guiding the scenes was posted as a photograph reserve with the title CIRCUS NOIR in 2021. In his hottest job, he documents the passions that men and women go after in their totally free time in associations and clubs.