freelance photographer since 1993
"Using carefully planned staging, Sven takes everyday occurrences beyond the realm of banality, to inspire in his pictures spectators an awareness of the psychology and emotion contained in real-life situations.
His work can be described as documentary photography mixed with the fictional worlds of cinema and advertising, which creates a powerful link between reality, fantasy and desire."
My profession is a spiritual teacher, it shows me the world: both the material world as well as immaterial. For almost 40 years, I've been its pupil. I have learned that my work can bring me and others joy - not just as a photographer, but as a human being.
Photography came to me when I was not yet a teenager. My father collected old cameras and showed me how to handle them. That's how it started.
At the age of 15 I built a darkroom in my bedroom. In order to afford film, chemicals, and photo paper, I had a part-time job as a paperboy and drum teacher.
1990 I worked in a daylight photo studio of the Hamburg-based photographer Kay Degenhard.
1991 I moved to Berlin and did my photography apprenticeship at the Lette-Verein Berlin.
Since 1993 I work as a freelance photographer.
2007 Tokyo Stories, Ladengalerie Melange, Berlin
2001 Short Cuts #2, John Bull Gallery Tokio/ Japan
2001 Short Cuts #1, Sakiland, Yamasaki/Japan
1999 Arround Eclypse, Zweiteilige Ausstellung, Galerie Eisdieler, Berlin
1996 Irrealitäten Realitaten, Galerie Kunstmetzgerei, Berlin
1991 Kulissen einer Heimat, Kleines Theater, Bargteheide
1990 Der Reiz. Die Idee. Das Bild. Kulturstellwerk Bargteheide
2002 Hanayo - On Stage With Pain Cake, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
1998 Lara Croft goes Art, Hamburg, Paris, Berlin
1998 Fotospektiven, Art Media Center TV- Gallery, Moskau und Galerie im Marstall, Berlin
1995 Projektionen aus der Zukunft, Chromapark im E-Werk, Berlin
1996 Archetypen der Lust, Berlin
Ogilvy & Mather, Springer Jakobi M.E.C.H
Playboy, Style Mag, Lodown, Format, The Guardian
Fila, Swatch, Puma, Jacobs, DaimlerChrysler Japan
ARBEITEN IM AUSLAND
NY, San Francisco, Tokyo, Moskau, Paris, London, Bukarest, Benares, Jerusalem, Marrakech