Sylvia Kahler

Country: Germany 🇩🇪

I was born in Essen, Germany in 1957. From a young age I have been interested in art and, as the daughter of an architect, I was also interested in architecture. My first encounter with a camera was with an old Agfa box my father didn\\\'t need anymore.\\r\\n\\r\\nAfter school I studied art and creative textile work at the University of Teacher Education in Neuss. I completed my studies and passed the state examination for teachers in secondary education in 1986.\\r\\n\\r\\nUp to now I had some solo and group exhibitions in the German cities of Hilden, Neuss, Grevenbroich, Rheydt, Korschenbroich, Jüchen, Meerbusch and Wickrath.\\r\\n\\r\\nOver time photography became more and more an expression of my artistic ambitions.\\r\\n\\r\\nI have dealt with a wide variety of topics and techniques, but have always come back to architecture, because I am deeply fascinated by its aesthetics and formal language.\\r\\nI create my pictures by moving around, observing the proportional changes as I move forward or backward, sideways, up or down. It\\\'s like drawing a perspective and setting the vanishing points.\\r\\nFor me taking pictures of architecture is a balancing act between documentation and interpretation. On the one hand I want to show the buildings as they are, on the other hand, inspired by the moment, it\\\'s my intention to express my subjective view with light playing a key role.\\r\\nMost of the time I prefer the absence of people in my pictures. Architecture in its purest form: calm, tidy and light.\\r\\n