PORT DE FOLIO

KASHGAR

  • CHINA: XIN JIANG

INDIAN FACES

  • INDIA: NORTH TO SOUTH

DEER ISLE

  • US MAINE: DEER ISLE

POLO PAKISTAN

  • PAKISTAN: GILGIT

NIKKELSVILLE

  • US: SEATTLE

CALCUTTA II

  • INDIA: CALCUTTA

CALCUTTA

  • INDIA: CALCUTTA

 

In a number of cities around the world thee is a growing problem of children living rough without sufficient food and shelter, in addition, to virtual no caring as often they are separated from their families. In Kolkata, India, the problem is a massive one. Charities fight for these children, help through their care and affection, good nutrition, education and training to enable them to help themselves by the time they reach the age of 18.

www.hopechild.org
www.cvi-usa.org
www.streetchildren.org.uk

 

 

ISLAND MØN

  • DENMARK: MØN

XIA HE PEOPLE

  • CHINA: XIA HE

XIA HE COUNTY

  • CHINA: XIA HE

PUNKS SUMNA

  • NEW ZEALAND: SUMNA BEACH

BARN AMERICA

  • USA: WEST TO EAST
Driving a car from Seattle, Washington to Deer Isle, Maine feels like eating a hamburger as a main course and Chinese hot pot for dessert. It was quite an amazing tour one that opened my eyes to how diverse this country could be. Before arriving in the States in July 2013, I had planned to take portraits of the people from west to east, showing how different they could be from place to place. Alas, sitting in a car all day didn’t help to realise this portrait series, and I had to alternatively concentrate on something else that I could meet along the way.
I have always noticed how cities in the States can look quite similar, judging by the look of their shopping centres and malls. Finding a unique character of each place can be a difficult thing to see. In the end, however, I did not find what I was looking for in cities I passed through, but surprisingly in between them in Barns: old, new, abandoned, used, decorated, spooky, hidden, ugly, beautiful, colourful, tiny, gigantic I spent around 20 to 40 minutes with each and realised how many stories I have been told from them. I found dusty agriculture tools from 1890, a tiny wooden steel kitchen that could have been 300 years old, and rusty locked away cars from the 1970s. Straight away it was clear that this country would be captured through portraits not of their people but through what the people have built.

KENAS HOME

  • CLIENT: KENAS HOME

INNER MONGOLIA

  • CHINA: INNER MONGOLIA

MOUNT ASO

  • JAPAN: MOUNT ASO

BIOGRAPHY

BETTER TO REGRET A WRONG DECISION THAN NOT MAKING ONE AT ALL

Born in 1981, July, Florian grew up with his younger sister and older brother and his mother in Nieder Erlenbach, near by Frankfurt am Main, Germany. His mother is an actress and runs her own children theater since 1985. Seeing his mother writing and creating new stories, and later helping with the design on set and asseccories, Florian was already interested in art from a young age. Since the age of 7 he has strongly developed a skill for drawings and later illustrations  In 2006 Florian has started to study media design at the ‘Berufsakademie Ravensburg‘ in Germany. While studying illustrations, film, photography and graphic design for 3 years he has parallel worked in classic advertising and produced numerous concepts for car advertising in print and TV.
His love for photography has started by the year of 2007, when he felt the pull for the world and left the strictly organised world of advertising and Germany.

The idea of taking images has started definitely with an interest in it and not just with the circumstance that Florian was about to start his big travel. To test out how big the interest in photography was, he has tried to give it a shot and started in New York with a photography course on ‘getting close‘ with rodriguez.

Realising fast that photography has much more to offer, besides images, he got deeply enganged in photographing people and landscape.

After 18 months, returning from his world trip, there was no doubt that photography will be the future in his life, and he has decided to continue his journey in photography with bigger and better photographers. Due to the crisis in Europe in 2009, many of his approached photographers didn‘t get any more jobs in, and Florian eventually decided that living in China (one of the countries he has been enganged with a lot during his world trip ) and making no money is cheaper than Germany making no money.

Since August 2009, Florian is based in Shanghai, working as a landscape and commercial photographer. In August 2012 he has started his own company PRISMO to run his own productions and bring visual identity and graphic design, that he has practitioned for many years back to life.

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