was born in 1970 in Basel, Switzerland. Due to the fact his late teenager years, photography has come to be a crucial medium to specific himself. Skillfully, nevertheless, he took a different route, studying economics and now doing work in a administration position. He is married and a father of two daughters.
From early on, Oliver Stegmann was fascinated by the phenomenon that a picture can capture a unique condition which might by no means appear again. A powerful photograph gets a accurate reward of the instant when it manages to seize some sort of secret or magic.
He has constantly experienced a passion for observing folks. Their thoughts, facial expressions, interactions, things to do and personal moments. For Oliver Stegmann, photographing men and women is a way to converse with them. Excellent masters of road and documentary images like William Klein, Eugene W. Smith, Robert Frank or Josef Koudelka have really a great deal impressed his way of getting images.
“I really like audio, but I have in no way performed an instrument. So the digital camera has become the “instrument” for my inventive work: I compose photographs rather of songs.» On quite a few excursions to distinct continents, he has continually labored on strengthening his expertise as a photographer and on developing his personal visible language. He participated in several workshops of well-known photographers such as Mary Ellen Mark, Anders Petersen or Ernesto Bazan. «I want black and white photography since leaving out the hues, the way we commonly see the entire world, directs the viewer’s eye to the essence of the graphic.”
Until eventually 2007 he photographed completely with black-and-white movie and manufactured all prints in his individual darkroom. He then begun scanning the negatives, enhancing them in Photoshop and developing good artwork prints. Two years later, he started to also use digital cameras.
His lengthy-time period undertaking on circuses guiding the scenes was released as a photo ebook with the title CIRCUS NOIR in 2021. In his hottest project, he files the passions that people today pursue in their absolutely free time in associations and clubs.