June 6, 2012 Leave a comment
Berlin Mitte project – Jörg Schmiedekind – Berlin, Germany
Denn oft ist das Gewöhnliche spektakulär genug = Because the ordinary is often spectacular enough.
Jörg Schmiedekind started painting at the age of 16. After copying surrealists masters like Magritte, Tanguy and Max Ernst he found interest in photorealism. While painting he was also photographing his hometown, which is nearly free of classical points of interest; he lately decided to take some of these photographs as pattern for photorealistic oil paintings on canvas.
That was the beginning of a serious occupation with cityscape photography, it was around 1983.
The following year Jörg went to Berlin to study architecture; since 1992 he’s working as an architect.
After wandering the city without a camera for many years, in 2005 he decided that cityscape photography should enter his daily routine. He now carries around, most of the time, a Canon Eos 5d mark II.