What my eyes have seen

MATTHIAS KOCH

Matthias Koch is an artist and photographer originally from Germany. He lived and worked in Chile, Venezuela, Mexico and France and currently established his basecamp in the South of France.

He has no special education in photography, which results in an a very free and unconventional approach. His photography is driven by his personal search for meaning and understanding of the surrounding world. Photography is for Matthias Koch 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 his favorite subjects.

Since 2006, he extended his imagination towards fine art and conceptual projects. His work has been published print and online magazines. All images displayed on the website are available as fine art prints. Images are printed on demand and are inspected, signed, dated and numbered by the author. Please contact Matthias for sizes and pricing.

 

Matthias Koch Photography

Photography is for me a tool to explore reality, to make seen the unseen, to capture the moment, to pay attention, to be in the present. It is a way of being. Of course you do not need a camera to be in the here and now, but it allows you to fix the moments, to reorder them and to create a new visual reality which expresses your inner world.

I always take pictures of everything that interests me, of what surrounds me, of what calls my attention, without a project in mind. Often some pictures only come to the surface of consciousness after years, like flotsam, which suddenly lies on the beach one morning. It starts with two or three images, the first islands of an archipelago that occupies its place in my mental geography, a new project is born !

Honestly I do not know where my photography is going. I take pictures when I think I need to take them. So projects start in a very instinctive and unconscious way. My photography reflects my personal relationship to others but also my spiritual relationship to the cosmos.
So to make it short, my photography will go there where I will go.

Unheimlichkeit Matthias Koch

 

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Contact : matthikoch@gmail.com ,    phone + 33 6 79 14 93 51, Matthias Koch speaks English, French, German and Spanish.

Books 

2017

Eschatology Catalogue, Les Editions du Tanargue
Unheimlichkeit, Second Edition, Les Editions du Tanargue

2016
Unheimlichkeit, Les Editions du Tanargue

Publications 

2017

Eschatology, StreetBounty

Leaving Home, Kwerfeldein

British Library

Litro Magazine Frontpage
Metamorphosis, Edge of Humanity

EyeEm Magazine Nackt
Cimarron, Kwerfeldein
Leaving Home, Edge of Humanity

2016
Metamorphosis, Kwerfeldein
Eschatology, Kwerfeldein
Paris Retrospektive 2015, Kwerfeldein

2015
Transit, Kwerfeldein
Mexikanischer Traum, Kwerfeldein
Causette, A la Fraîche, September 2015

Exhibitions

2016

Preselection Boutographies 2017
Solo Exhibition, 4-2-074, Paris

2014
Projection  Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, Méditéranée “Coups de Coeur du Jury”