Each of the works shown here is composed of several pictorial elements. The end product could also have been photographed this way. So the picture seems real.
The individual image components are processed individually. I release objects, adjust perspectives and add shadows so that a coherent overall work results. Such processing sometimes takes several days or even weeks. This is how works are created that tell entire stories if you get involved.
Each photo bears my personal signature, which is caused by the special coloring, among other things. I let myself be inspired by films, experiences, thoughts or my dreams and try to implement them photographically. The digital possibilities available today only allow this creativity.
Susanne Jung (DE)
1960 born in St. Wendel / Germany.
In the mid-90s I started to work more intensively with photography. From then on I spent countless hours in the darkroom. At first, I couldn't get used to digital image processing at all. So it came about that I took a break for a few years. But once infected with the photography virus, you can never get rid of it completely. It caught me again in 2011.
I quickly recognized the advantages of digital processing. Suddenly I found myself able to create photos exactly according to my ideas. With my compositing it was now possible for me to visualize my thoughts.
The finishing of the images created in this way is also very important to me. My photos are rather rough and uneven. I prefer to work with muted and darker colors, which may make the pictures look a little heavier. You could also say “I take photos in a minor key”. I think a photo should appeal emotionally, touch the soul.
Paper also plays a crucial role for me. I only print on fineart media. The feel and texture of these papers inspire me again and again.
In 2016 I was awarded the title MFIAP (Maitre FIAP) for my Steampunk collection. This is the highest award that the world association of photography FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique) has to bestow.