Gerhard Horion


Horion's photographs are in tension between the inner view and external reality. The photograph itself is the center, the dividing wall between the two worlds. It contains the abrasion of reality forms. There are no pictures of dramatic sequences, with histories and highlights, no photographs, the discharge at the decisive moment. Rather, they are a sequence of instantaneous experience. It is the unspectacular, peripheral moments, everyday, that for only a brief moment raises its head, only to fall into eternity. There are pictures of the floating world. The emerging people and things are when recording in a particular state of age, motion or rest. He does not leave the reality. His photographs remain in the sphere of phenomena. Only the image viewer looks beyond the picture.

Books by Gerhard Horion