The Idea

After years of work within the audio and video world for the stage (, I was looking for an expression through which I could communicate the emotions and impressions I often had, when hearing/seeing an artistic work that really caught me at that moment.

I found my medium by using long-term exposure photographs. 

After lots of trial and error I now have a method of „dancing“ with the camera and using the light sources around my current location.

All photographs are created live in the shooting and are not layered or superimposed in any way.

The process after the shooting consists of selecting the appropriate material and processing it in a way, that the synesthetic emotion/impression I once had in those special performance moments emerges out of it.

I hope that the energy of each of these single realtime shootings is reflected in the photographs.


© Bernd Schönhaar, im März 2020