Aug 04, 2016
Calin is a German designer and photographer who creates visual stories that are incredibly direct and raw, and therefore very authentic. Throughout his series, the takes are always spontaneous, unraveling the true feelings of the moment; almost as if we were experiencing the scenes by ourselves. “No real time info available” is a personal series that Calin let develop by itself, a story with no beginning and no end which works also as a catalyst that will make us remember scenes of our own lives.
am - Where are you from and what do you do?
CK - I live in Leipzig, Germany. I studied Graphic-Design and I publish a photo magazine and photo books under the label dienacht Magazine & Publishing. I also curate shows and offer workshops for photo book design.
am - What inspires your work?
CK - The surroundings. People and places. Closeness. And music and movies, sometimes.
am - You take a lot of dark images, what draws you to do this and how would you describe your visual language?
CK - I guess, it comes from inside, I don’t really think about it. I like to go a bit deeper, and I think, as deeper you go, as darker it gets, no matter if it’s about people or places. And I also don’t try to describe my visual language. It’s an instinct, I think it’s better not to think too much about instincts and just let them go.
am - What is “No real time info available” about? How did you develop this series?
CK - It’s a very personal series that just developed while being in places, hanging around and being aware of what we had in that moment. All photos were not staged, they just happen. The series stopped after I left and moved to another city.
am - Thank you very much for your time and contribution to our project.
All images © Calin Kruse