About me - Birka Wiedmaier

In 2002 my family and I moved to Moscow, it was here that I picked up my first digital camera and started exploring the world around me with it in hand. In the beginning, it was part of exploring Moscow, a huge and beautiful city and to keep memories of my walks. But soon I realized that with a camera in hand I paid more attention to details and the people around me. I was just fascinated and this fascination never left me.
I tried various genres, but my greatest fascination lies in street photography. The people of a city, town or village bring life to the place and give it a face. I like to capture them in candid moments, unnoticed.
The pictures I take are my very personal view of a place or situation; they are far away from being objective. But this is what I consider the beauty of photography. We all often visit the same places but leave them with a very different set of images. My work shows this as well. It is my take on a place, my interpretation of what I consider interesting and beautiful. Often, I ask myself; "Why do I photograph a certain person or situation?" One approach is my interest in the story behind; why is this person here, where is he/she going? Thus, I make up my own stories about the people I photograph.
I love elderly people; whose wrinkled faces alone tell stories; maybe of a life with hardships or prosperity. Younger people seem to be lost in their own world, daydreaming. What is their view, what do they want? I like to leave a place with questions unanswered, open for interpretation. Hopefully my images make people think about and question a situation too.
Enjoy browsing my site and feel free to get in contact.

Recent mentions and achievments:

Soul of Street #19 (interview)
Shades of Grey Magazine (interview)
INSPIRED EYE Photography Magazine (interview)
Street Photography in Germany by Martin U. Waltz 
Top Street Photos in Color of 2017 by  Sebastian Jacobitz
Honourable mention for Best Series in Black&White International Award

Moscow Metro project featured in:

Adore Noir Magazine - interview
Dodho Magazine         - featured
WOMEN IN STREET    - interview 

work exhibited: 

2017 -  Moscow - Solo exhibition
2017 -  Berlin Blue Art Gallery - People in the city  - Group exhibition
2017 -  London - Abstract/Fine Art Photography - Group exhibition 
2017 -  London - StreetPhotography - Group exhibition 
2017 -  Stockholm - Capture the Moment - Group exhibition
2016 - Oklahoma City Woody Gaddis Gallery: Connect - Group exhibition 

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