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Silver 2023 Special / Macro Photography

Charismatic Personalities

  • Photographer
    Natalie Truchsess
  • Prize
    Silver in Special / Macro Photography

In my series "Charismatic Personalities" I explore how the challenges of growth shape the character of the tendrils. Some are graceful, some are frisky or affectionate, others are agitated or mysterious. Each is perfect in its uniqueness, with its own beauty, beyond stereotypes and norms.

I learned my photographic craft from the photographer Valentin Schwab. During a specialized internship with him in 1986/87, I gained profound insights into the technique and aesthetics of documentary photography. After a specialized internship in film and studio production at Bayerischer Rundfunk in 1988, I worked for several years as a camera assistant, both in analogue and electronic film recording. Over the years, I have increasingly abstracted my visual language. In my current work, I explore the representation of the subliminal, the ineffable and the ephemeral with abstract photographs.