Title: Navigating Distances (Distanzen Navigieren)
In “Navigating Distances”, Vollmer uses pairs of black and white images to document closeness & distance, contrast & parallels. The photos tell of unexpected connections between Europe and the United States. The exhibit features 24 fine art prints.
Vollmer was born in Essen, Germany and has been living in the U.S for the last 12 years, focusing on the subject of transatlantic living since 2001. He investigates the parallels and contrasts in nature, culture and architecture.
Vollmer has been working with photography since 1995. His work has been featured in exhibitions since 2010 and he’s currently working on a number of exciting projects including themes of body and movement, urban contrasts and nature and culture.
A conscious dialog with our environment through photography. The making of a photo – on site and through ongoing work with it.
Vollmer starts working with photography in 1995. His early work is on Black and White film and Slides. His darkroom work transitions to a digital workflow in the early 2000’s. He receives training in design and the visual arts in the United Kingdom (Birmingham), Germany (Berlin, Cologne) and the United States (Atlanta, GA).
After an investigation into the space for photography in the contemporary media and art landscape, Vollmer takes an analytical-graphical approach to photography. By augmenting a visual-aesthetic framework, the photographer sees the camera as a way to uncover otherwise untold stories and connections.
The artist utilizes a broad range of photographic tools, extending the process much beyond the initial *taking* the photo. The pathway of*making* the raw photo into the final giclée print is a process of reflection and, as such, is very time-intensive.
While the camera and key process steps take place in the digital space, the final result is an analog one – a physical one – and is the place of artistic iteration.
Vollmer, a member of PPA, currently works on multiple projects in Atlanta as well as internationally. His work has been featured in several exhibitions since 2010. His work focuses on documenting the unexpected. Currently, he does not take commercial comissions, but instead focuses on the fine arts photography space. Custom production and sizes upon request.
In a world that is rich with visual stimulation, Vollmer creates grounding and a calming pieces.
In a world that is ever more fast-paced, the work is designed to be timeless and transcend trends – many times even eschewing the era the photo is taken in.
In a world where everything seems to have to have meaning, the work opens up possibilities for individual interpretations and creates a space to connect the pieces to our personal experiences and stories.
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