Photographic Pictures—By Christian Werner
By Studio Last
“His images are among the most exciting that contemporary German photography has to offer,” cultural critic Adriano Sack wrote about the Photographic Pictures of Christian Werner.
Since the end of the 1990s, the photographer has been an integral part of Berlin’s cultural landscape. His passion for portraying fascinating people has led him to photograph celebrities like Billie Eilish, Devendra Banhart, M.I.A., Bret Easton Ellis, Harun Farocki, and Susan Sarandon for 032c, Harper’s Bazaar, Monopol, Numéro, SSENSE, ZEITmagazin, and other national and international outlets. “In Christian Werner’s photography, the subject is always simultaneously in both the present moment and the past,” said Süddeutsche Zeitung about his work. “They tell us about a turning point in our civilization. Space, time, youth, natural resources, everything seems to abound in these pictures.”
Now the photographer got a new visual identity and website by Matthias Last from Studio Last.
Design & Concept: Studio Last
Together with the artists Stephanie Kloss and Andrea Pichl, the photographer Christian Werner is working on the open space in the centre of Berlin, which has long since ceased to exist, and is taking a look at what has disappeared here and what has (not) replaced it. You can visit the current exhibition Erase & Rewind in Berlin.
Erase & Rewind
June 3rd–July 14th 2022
U-Bahn Märkisches Museum