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Reinhold Adscheid

Reinhold’s images are as unique as the process he’s created to generate them. He works partly as a digital photographer, but also as a computer programmer and digital painter. Reinhold has written his own computer program to manipulate his digital photographs. The program allows him to transform his subjects into cubist-like compositions where the viewer is given the opportunity to see the world from many directions at once. Finally, his images are printed using a modified digital printing machine that gives the prints a unique depth of color and vibrancy.

Country
Germany
Discipline
Digital Imaging

Biography

In the artists own words:

Born in 1959 in Cologne, a graduate of astrophysics at the University of Bonn, and a doctorate in particle physics, I am now working as a Software Engineer. After I had spent a few years living in European and Asian countries, I returned to Cologne.
Even as a child I had an interest in photography. My first camera was an Agfa Box with 6 x 9 cm roll film. Eventually I acquired an SLR and experimented to compose larger images called panoramas. The results were more than poor, even though I developed the proofs in my own lab in accordance with the panoramic conditions using a sloping exposure of the photo paper.
30 years passed before I again devoted myself to this concern. With modern software today panoramic images can be created by "stitching." This technical progress offered me the opportunity to create views of "experienced," but actually "non-photographable" situations (simultaneous looking forward and back).
Still unhappy to picture an object from a single point in space and time I started to develop a special technique of multiple exposures. This process lasts over one year to the first maturity and is still not finished, though already impressive results can be reported.

Artist Statement

My work derives from the self-imposed question: What would the world look like if we could see it from different positions in time and/or space simultaneously?
The result is not an image of something, but is itself a four-dimensional space-time bubble, and the viewer must move themselves through this maze of a virtual, real world.
Sometimes it's like an illusion of a real object. It looks like a dream image, because it is not a reflection of something. But it consists of exactly the same reflections of some something somewhere leaving the viewer in utter fascination.