Heather is a professionally trained photographer whose work appears in collections and exhibits nationally and internationally. Her work has been published in print and digital formats. She approaches each new photograph with a fresh perspective; her goal is to transport the viewer to the places or events that she photographs. Her portfolio reflects the depth and diversity of her subjects and interests. A versatile photographer, she absorbs the environment and adapts her eye to each new situation.

Artist Statement

The transformation of a place from concrete to ephemeral, the elements that elevate a scene from everyday to extraordinary; are the images that fill this portfolio. The photographs are pieces of a story, not the whole story, but the fragments from which that story is built and grows.

 

It is my story, your story, our collective story. The stories inform our lives, how we see each other, how we see ourselves and make sense of the world around us. Daily, we write the story of our city, our country and our world. 

 

Each photo is a dynamic image built from a combination of movement and stillness that picks up in the middle of a scene. Scenes that are hiding out in the open on the streets.

Transience and permanence, fleeting moments; here they are lent a sense of the permanent, while the environment has some of it’s permanence shaken loose. The world around us is not as permanent as it seems and we too, are not as ephemeral. 

 

The seemingly contradictory opposites of concrete and ephemeral, kinetic and static, transient and permanent are not inviolable but permeable and fluid. 

 

The story is us and it is larger than us. 

Awards 

2019

2015

Honorable Mention; PH21 Gallery, Budapest

Second Place; Fotomarathon, Berlin

Selected Exhibitions 

Solo

2019

Neon Noir Narratives; Paulinenhof, Bad Belzig

2019

Neon Noir Narratives; Regenbogen Fabrik, Berlin

2017

Neon Noir Narratives; Retramp, Berlin

Group

2019

Motion; PH21 Gallery, Budapest

2017

Stories; PH21 Gallery, Budapest

2017

Et Tu, Art Brute?; Andrew Edlin Gallery, NYC

Upcoming

2020

Galerie B1, Berlin

2021

Galerie G37, Berlin

2021

André Kirchner Atelier, Berlin

Publications

2017

Neon Noir and Noir; Self Published Photo Books

2015

SolRevolution; Naturskyddsföreningen

2013

Zeitgenössische Künstler Arabische Welt: Positionen 7 

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 © 2019 by Heather M. Schmaedeke

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