STORIES: HELLO AND GOODBYE
CHRISTIAN VON ALVENSLEBEN
"HELLO AND GOODBYE"
Complete online exhibition : 109 images here
In every encounter with the other during the course of a person’s lifetime, reciprocal influence, change becomes possible. As a photographer, Christian von Alvensleben has captured many of his formative encounters in impressive portraits. They are intense images of personalities who meant something to him, who moved him. In these pictures he allows us to participate in the direct interchange of the gaze, enables us to feel the tense connection between the photographer and the other.
Thanks to his versatility in styling and image composition, Christian von Alvensleben does justice to the subjects portrayed and confers the mark of his unique pictorial language on the motifs. We are able to view 109 photographs from a copious body of work and, above all, an eventful life. These are portraits incorporating numerous implicit stories and arousing our curiosity.
Text: Sebastian Lux, Stiftung F. C. Gundlach,
The presentation is a part of a series of different "STORIES" from the artist’s archive: alvensleben.com/stories.html