“The very activity of taking pictures is soothing, and assuages general feelings of disorientation that are likely to be exacerbated by travel. Most tourists feel compelled to put the camera between themselves and whatever is remarkable that they encounter. Unsure of other responses, they take a picture. This gives shape to experience: stop, take a photograph, and move on. The method especially appeals to people handicapped by a ruthless work ethic – Germans, Japanese, and Americans. Using a camera appeases the anxiety which the work-driven feel about not working when they are on vacation and supposed to be having fun. They have something to do that is like a friendly imitation of work: they can take pictures.”
Susan Sontag, On Photography, In Plato’s Cave
About Tobias Weisserth
Born 1978 in Bavaria, Germany.
Living in Hamburg, Germany.
Discovered photography a couple of years back and has been on a learning path ever since.
Covers mostly urban topics wherever he goes. Ventures into street photography.
My award winning image ‘Baby, it’s late’ from my ‘In Motion‘ series is one of the featured images in this photo book:
Urban Photographer of the Year 2008-2010
Publisher: CB Richard Ellis Ltd (30 Sep 2011)
Editor: Martin Grahame Dunn
Affordable Art Fair, London Battersea, 20 – 23 October 2011. The BadJupiter Project showcased work from my In Motion series.
fotofever Paris, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, November 11-13 2011. The BadJupiter Project showcased work from my In Motion series.
Affordable Art Fair, Los Angeles, 18 – 22 January 2012. The BadJupiter Project showcased work from my In Motion series.