Siegfried Hansen traces visual compositions from graphics and colours and creates „Street Photography“ which main points are not humans and faces, but graphic connections and formal relations. It shows the aesthetics of the coincidence in a public area, which is full of surprises.
He is one of 45 famous street photographers from around the world, profiled in the book “Street Photography Now” by Thames and Hudson.
Since April 2014 member of the worldwide famous streetphotographer-collective iN-PUBLiC.
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By Siegfriend Hansen
Street photography exists as a genre in incredibly many facets and manifestations. It is always about the right time to release the shutter, at a moment that captures and accurately re° ects what is ° eeting and coincidental. For Siegfried Hansen, street photography is not so much in the nature of reportage and documentation. What he is interested in is graphic elements, shapes, interwoven lines and structures that, when harmoniously related to one
another, yield an abstract image. Whereas in the photographs of such prominent role models as André Kertész and Ernst Haas people play a major role, in the works of this Hamburg photographer faces and people are only suggested and are at best only dimly visible. No more is shown than is needed to create an interesting and balanced combination of people and objects.
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