The series of works entitled ‘From Here to Nowhere’ was created on a road trip through the rural West of the USA. Rui CAMILO c/o HAUSER FOTOGRAFEN drifted around with no specific destination in mind, exploring the country far away from the big cities. The motifs appeared as a book and prints at CHROMFELD.
“The relationship between people and spaces, places that are not immediately identifiable, that one comes across rather than looks for, and that are often imbued with a sense of hopeless loneliness. Where exactly the pictures were taken is irrelevant. Places that often resemble stage sets linger in an endless loop between emergence and decay. Inventories of the ever-changing, complicated relationship of man to his physical environment. The viewer can complete the traces of life that are recorded with the images to form an imaginary picture of his or her own. In this way, ideas, assumptions and stories about civilization are transported into the present of the viewer.”
CHROMFELD presents a stylistically diverse selection of very different aesthetic, formal and conceptual approaches. Behind it are Rui Camilo, Carsten Riffel and Holger Lindner. “For many decades, photography has not only been at the heart of our professional activities – if anything, it has been a central motivating force in our lives. And so, together with photographers whose work inspires us and whose contemporary perspectives represent for us the important issues of our time, we want to contribute to a debate for the better understanding and support of cultural, political and human viewpoints, and to nurture this creative community,” says Rui.