“It’s all about the motif, and the feeling for the motif. That’s the path to elicit feelings in the viewer, too…”
The passion for black-and-white photography has been with Michael Götze since early youth. In 2011, he decided to present his works to a growing audience. And success soon followed. Inspired by the old masters Man Ray, Feiniger, and above all Ansel Adams, Götze createsimages with an honest strength and clarity of statement, without artifice or prettification.
He is driven by catching the emotion of scenes and moments that, though familiar to us all, we can experience afresh through his images.
In his pictures – particularly in his nature photographs – one finds a longing for vastness, space, and depth.
“What’s there, past the border, beyond the horizon?” one wonders.
Götze’s focus is on natural landscapes, in particular sea-scapes, and, in contrast, urban regions, such as Hamburg and New York. And in allhis pictures his love for the natural is apparent.
Here, the elements are in dialogue – and in unison.