Michael Witte


Short Biography

Making pictures - for Michael Witte, this sums up very different processes (and results). Simple and elaborate, physical and mental. It can mean that he climbs to 3,800 meters and photographs the particularly clear blue sky there. But making pictures can also mean that the artist later rediscovers this monochrome slide film of sky blue photographs and strikes magic words into the film material with a set of punches - iron stamps for printing letters. Michael Witte's photographs often highly charge the inconspicuous and fragile, uncovering new perspectives on it. There's a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in - Michael Witte's pictures confirm this old Leonard Cohen wisdom most beautifully. www.michael-witte.com