ANDRÉ GIESEMANN — Interview
André Giesemann, photographer from Hamburg.
How are you?
It’s a good time…! I’m working for my next series and an exhibition. It’s a work about the interiors of warehouses of props.
Can you introduce yourself?
I’m a photographer from Hamburg. Two years ago I had complete my studies in photography at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg. Since a long time I’m very interested and connected to Techno and Club Culture.
What is your experience and approach to photography?
At the end of the Nineties I’ve started with my photography. At that time I started to take pictures in my suburban neighborhood together with a friend of mine. Sometimes we’ve shown some of our results at our slide-show parties. Actually I’m interested in documentary of rooms and places which have a social-function.
Most of my works are related to my social-environment or my personal life. Sometimes it’s a combination of an idea and my living-conditions.
Can you tell us more about the series «Vom Bleiben» that you made in collaboration with Daniel Schulz?
It was a long-awaited wish from my friend Daniel and me to take pictures (with a large format camera on negatives) from our favorite places, where we are combined with and we had spent a lot of time. Our intention is to build an archive of the coming and going of clubs in different cities. We are working on this since five years.
Is there any series that you have done and that enjoyed more than others?
Every new series is an intellectually and personal challenge. But not every series will be released. Anyhow, it’s an important step to realize what’s working out in photography.
Do you follow any kind of process in your work?
Most of the works are related to my works before! That’s my personal process…
What inspires and influences you?
Landscapes, transformations and coherences!
And in terms of image’s aesthetic?
From time to time, it is my intention to create images where you can feel a remain of human-interaction.
Which books are on your bedside table?
“Ruinale eine Scala” from Andre Wnendt.
The last word…
…trial and error!
Interview: Dennis Moya & Tiffany Baehler – 07.14
Photographs ©André Giesemann.