The curtain falls
The curtain falls! From everyday life we know the feeling of wearing a certain mask. In this workshop, the participants jointly address the question: who am I and who do I want to be? It is about approaching one's own self-image. This is often a staging and is subject to fluctuations – depending on the state of the day. With the help of staged photography, it is possible to slip into completely foreign roles, to transform oneself into someone else or to emphasize and exaggerate a very specific personal characteristic. Under professional conditions the handling of light, background and costume is taught and with the help of accessories, wigs or make-up the transformation is perfectly staged.
Hanna Mattes studied linguistics at the FU Berlin and photography at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Since then she has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Germany and abroad. Since 2016, she has been represented by the Belmacz Gallery in London. In 2017 she published her first photographic monograph in collaboration with Deutscher Kunstverlag.
Nick Grossmann is a photographer with a focus on analog street photography. After studying art and photography in Enschede and Vancouver, he works, among other things, as a coordinator and supervisor of various photography groups (including an initiative for people with mental illness) and regularly gives workshops for young people and adults.