Matthias Heiderich is a self taught photographer who lives in Berlin, Germany and loves architecture.
Matthias Heiderich, a 32-year-old landscape photographer, heavily influenced by architecture, graphic design, colour and the urban landscape, seems primarily concerned about the composition and the colors. The symmetry and truth that comes out of every building as a living organism. Combining colorful and vibrant images he creates somehow unreal and yet timeless landscapes that represent Berlin in wonderful facets. Yes, we had previously come across his work at his exhibition in the Mission District of San Francisco. Yet this time we decided to showcase his “Reflexionen Eins” photographic series.
“When I go out I search for patterns, lines, colours, the abstracts of the urban landscapes to transform them into something new, take them out of their contexts. I enjoy playing around with forms, structures, and colours“, says Matthias Heiderich when referring to his inspiration.
“I practically had no interest in photography until I turned 27. I was previously a linguistics student who focused mostly on music in my spare time. My first favorite photographers were people whose work I encountered online on sites such as Flickr, and at some point I felt the desire to do something visual aside from music. The first camera that I’ve bought myself was a Pentax K20D. This camera was always with me on my first trips to Berlin and served me well always. I still take pictures with it every so often. As time went by, I added many more cameras, especially analog medium format cameras and Polaroids. If I would have to pick one, it would most likely be a Yashica Mat 124G. As for how I have come to compose my work, I’ve clearly been inspired by other photographers. I spent a lot of time exploring the work of others and gradually found the direction of my photography. My primary interest is in architecture and the many possibilities of photographically representing buildings“, adds Matthias Heiderich.