I am originally from Germany. I lived and worked in Chile, Venezuela, Mexico and France and have currently established my basecamp in the South of France.
My website www.matthiaskoch.co
I do not have a special education in photography, which results in an a very free and unconventional approach. My photography is driven by a personal search for meaning and understanding of the surrounding world. Photography is for me a tool for philosophical investigation and research of truth as well as a vehicle for artistic expression. The interaction between Humans, Space and Time and the underlying concept of Impermanence is one of my favorite subjects.
Photographs are mostly taken on the street and used afterwards for conceptual projects. In this sense I do not really know if I would qualify my photography as street photography, but personally I am not convinced that all these categories make sense, honestly I do not really care about, …
The portfolio below is from the body of work Cimarron
“But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.” Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
Cimarron is the Spanish word for Maroons (from the Latin American Spanish word cimarrón: “feral animal, fugitive, runaway”) were Africans who escaped from slavery in the Americas and formed independent settlements. The term can also be applied to their descendants.