international poster competition // in cooperation with Florian Häsler
“a portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. the intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. for this reason, in photography a portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still position. a portrait often shows a person looking directly at the painter or photographer, in order to most successfully engage the subject with the viewer.”
in this case the buildings, walls and facades of pforzheim represent the people. over the years they acquired an individual appearence, personality and character and tell stories from times long gone.