Mexico – Dark Poetry

Mexico … 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 mental geography.

The pictures of the series presented here were taken during a long stay in Mexico, the editing was done only seven years later. The necessary time to gain distance, distance to a country and a culture in which violence is omnipresent, death is not a taboo, but a daily companion, life is all the more intense.

The series is not homogeneous, does not tell a story. Each picture is a possible entrance into the labyrinth of memories of surrealistic Mexican reality.

Pictures of the series were first published in 2015 in the German online magazine Kwerfeldein.