Stefanie Moshammer: Don’t Stop Me Now
“Tonight I’m gonna have myself a real good time. I feel alive and the world, I’ll turn inside out.”
—Freddie Mercury, Queen
Exploring happens in layers. Photography is a coincidence. Get lost. Find something new. Yield results in new friends and unusual lands full of architecture and color. Stefanie Moshammer uses the camera as a way to explore. There are no certainties—that’s ok. A kind of play occurs in her imagery. Faces formed in unexpected composition. Even if those faces are obscured or not literal. The kinship between Moshammer and subject comes out in a wonderful way. In the imagery there is a freedom, an imaginative exploration, not quite documentary. We get to know the world through Moshammer. It is tonic and not quite right. What is right? Unusual. Expounded. It’s curious to wonder how these things happen. Somewhere between direction and the everyday. Walking by, pointing out, taking the time to slow down and really see a thing, anything.
Somewhere we make ways and means to form concepts. Moshammer puts things into point of view. Images don’t necessarily inhibit. Stories are formed by stimulus everyday in the people we see and the objects we touch. The photography is of the world, even though Moshammer is much younger than the world. Still, she is a student of that world. Study isn’t precise; it grows from ground and skies. It blooms in eyes and matter and forms wit and hunger. Hounded and driven she travels on. Traversing areas, peoples, and moods. Mountains are peaked and the view looks down, or up. Photography is for figuring out, for understanding self, and creating journey for others.
Lost is for looking. For vision and change. Only as we become a part of the unknown can we establish understanding and connections. Seeing something can’t happen anywhere else. Curiosity is about back and forth. It formulates what’s going on here? Layers break all expectations when we are free from inhibition. An odyssey is about becoming. Play with what’s already there. Sharing the undiscovered is reformed and nameless, but beholden to the memory forever. Human connections can make you feel like there is a reaction. In Moshammer we are privy to great dragons of growth into each other. You never know where things are going but community has a way of being wonderful in that.
Facts are possessed, but how do we communicate? Not as a singularity, but together. How do you show something not so literal? Imagination. Everything should be kept open. We all live here. Keep the world weird and don’t take yourself too seriously.
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