Photographer Discovers Forgotten Structures in Europe and Captures Them in His Images
You Mighty, look at my efforts and be in anguish! because they are deteriorating and abandoned, much like the buildings in Christian Richter’s photographs. Many of them are outstanding instances of magnificent architecture that is in disrepair, including dilapidated ancient cathedrals, ballrooms, theaters, and swimming pools. There is no other reason for these places to be empty, thus I think that they are empty due to ownership and administrative concerns.
Photographer Christian Richter resides in Jeßnitz, Germany. In a post on Bored Panda, he said, “When I was young, I fell in love with abandoned buildings. “I started taking pictures of the area’s beauty after receiving a camera as a gift. I primarily take pictures of deserted houses with impressive interiors or stairways. I really enjoy the patterns and textures of ancient, crumbling structures because they serve as a constant reminder of how transient everything is.
Even though I wasn’t certain I would discover pianos in any of them, I started by using Google Earth to locate abandoned locations. However, the focus of my research was on castles, palaces, and other historical and cultural structures, many of which had housed piano-owning families. I also searched for old pictures and made sure there were no pianos in the area. I was fortunate to have acquaintances in other countries who were really helpful to me. Now it’s simpler for me since I am lucky to have a reputation for my artistic endeavors and my family are writing to me more frequently.
The feelings you may experience in this art intrigue me the most. In a couple of minutes, you can swing from worry to anxiety to enthusiasm and intense emotion. We seldom exhibit so many diverse emotions in our daily lives. The biggest obstacle for me is, of course, to locate an abandoned location that meets the requirements of my aesthetic strategy and find a piano where it is not anticipated.
I have won international photography awards in recent years in a variety of competitions and festivals, including a Gold award at the New York Photography Festival, first place at the Tokyo International Foto Awards, finalist at the Urban Photo Awards in Italy, Photographer of the Year at the Moscow International Foto Award (MIFA), finalist of the Open Call of the Indian Photography Festival, and finalist at the Open Call of the Israel Photography Festival. Numerous nations, including France, Italy, Norway, Germany, Slovenia, the United Kingdom, Russia, Canada, the United States, Israel, and India, have hosted my personal exhibits.