About Tom Schenau
Photography means freedom.
The freedom to express myself without the necessity of using words. To let the image "˜say all whilst saying nothing'.
The photo tells it all. It expresses emotions, feelings and creates a certain atmosphere.
I try to produce images that hopefully touch the viewer as much as I was during the photo-session. Images of which the context is very hard or impossible to translate.
Sometimes I am very touched by a piece of music and I am unable to tell exactly why it touched me. This is the kind of photography I am after.
Using all means available to produce this effect, like painting on or scratching the image, helps me to give a photo that all important extra effect.
The focus is on elements like emotion and they are conveyed in their purest form if the image displayed is not so clear and recognisable. It will leave space for the nessecary imagination.
I try to conduct photography without thinking too much, guided by my intuition. Using the camera as a form of meditation.
Most recent exhibition:
June 2011 International Art exhibition, Kyoto, Japan