For a lot of people „The Havana cabs“ are a status symbol and main source of revenue. US-American antique cars are spread all over Cuba. Since the first half of the 20th century, they are a relic of the American influence. They already have become a cultural asset of Cuba. Most of the cars are still working, for more than 55 years.

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Many people use them as taxis to earn money. The huge variety of the cars is impressive. Over the years, the once capitalistic vehicles got a very individual restoration. Some look quite new, some just rundown. Every one of them is unique. It is a fascinating combination of the old design and the temporary look.

I am very interested in cultures, daily life, urban changes and people generally. With photography I try to create special views or show moments, which the observer don´t realize. Photography gives me the possibility, to focus on that one special moment or view. The moment becomes much stronger in one picture. I also have a lot of possibilities to be creative with photography. Finding new ways of seeing is a very important aspect of my work.

Most of my free projects I realize in foreign countries. Before I start, I collect a lot of themes which I am interested in. I am searching for ideas which I really like! Then, on location, I try finding a visual form which represents my idea the best. So I experiment a lot before I really start with the project. I also often find new ideas during my traveling. In the end both things have to come together, the idea and the visual form.

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