I consider myself as an introverted person, maybe that is why I cherish those raw moments so much, which let me hold on and slow down for a while.
Artist: Anne Puhlmann
Project: Things in Silence
“Things in silence” is an ongoing project since 2016, when I started to shoot analogue. It documents quiet scenes, which appear during my everyday life. It is kind of a visual dairy.
I consider myself as an introverted person, maybe that is why I cherish those raw moments so much, which let me hold on and slow down for a while. We live in a stressed world. We're just somehow functioning, always needing to be more flexible and accessible. We're inundated with news and social media. That is why I love those quiet minutes in between, where you can unwind and savor the moment. Where you also can create something.
I find inspiration in almost everything around me. Sun rays through a curtain. Dancing shadows on a wall. Drops of water on a naked body. Things which are often get unrecognised. Music and literature also have a significant influence on my work process. Many of the pictures have come about by chance. Only a few are staged. When the moment allows, I spend a lot of time trying to make the most of the situation. Sometimes I get lost in it then. I focus a lot on details, light, colours and composition, not much on technology. I try to transport more of a feeling. I would say my images portray melancholy and femininity.
I work in the fields of portrait and documentary photography and shoot with an old 35mm camera, which is my main camera for almost all my analogue pictures taken.
© Anne Puhlmann
Curator / Editor : Márcia Pessoa