The Sinking World of Andreas Franke

Andreas Franke’s still lifes and his surreal effects are famous. In his pictures every little detail is planned precisely. There is no space left for fortuity. Andreas Franke is a traveler. He travels through the world and between the worlds. His job frequently leads him to several countries on several continents. So does his passion the scuba diving. In his pictures Franke crosses the borderlines between fantasy and real life. ” In my photography I try to construct illusionistic worlds far beyond the often shallow and eye-catching ad business.
This is why my work is always based on a strict concept, which is photographically and technically perfectly implemented. Every little detail is part of a precisely arranged production.

The moment I start the photo shoot, everything becomes clear: the concept, the realization, even the post-production.
It is only the interpretation that I leave to the spectators… With my photographs of sunken shipwrecks, I want to pull the spectators into unreal and strange worlds. Mystified scenes of the past play within a fictional space. Dreamworlds you can get lost in or that you can identify with. This creates a new and unexpected atmosphere. This work shows very much of myself, since I am always on the lookout for stunning themes to create new images never been seen before.”


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