“The more I read about it, the clearer it became to me that this has got to be one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. My curiosity forced me to take a trip to Ijen, to document their work with my camera. This experience changed my life.”
“Today, the Hong Kong building’s inhabitants and visitors vary from budget travelers to tourists; businessmen to traders; sex workers to drug dealers; asylum seekers to economic migrants; charity workers to ordinary punters.”
On her transition into adulthood, she lent a French Polynesian tattoo artist a piece of her skin for his art, and ended up part of the living archive at Leipzig’s Grassi Museum – connecting with her own history and others’ in ways she couldn’t have imagined.
Peter Krauskopf broke the HGB mould by choosing abstraction over realism. The result is a vibrant state of positive flux that leaves a pleasant taste in your mouth.
“Besides soaking it all in… the life, the laughter, the music, the scent, the language, the good and the bad, I helped the tour guide pick up the tourists at their hotels, made sure that everyone was following the unwritten favela community rules, and watched out that the tourists only took pictures where they were allowed to do so.” – Kay Fochtmann. See his photo exhibit at VHS and read the interview on LeipGlo.
The familiar is reconfigured to create an intriguing commentary on society.